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Real Numbers Basics - Chapter Summary
In this chapter is an entertaining examination of real numbers. Ensure you understand the basics of these numbers by exploring these lessons that cover different types of numbers, converting between number forms and more. Get the most from this chapter by studying your way. Lessons are available as short videos and written transcripts and can be viewed in any order and as often as you'd like. Take mini quizzes and a practice exam to check your comprehension of this chapter. When finished, you will be ready to:
- List and discuss different types of numbers
- Identify and describe the four basic mathematical operations
- Define and share examples of the commutative and associative properties
- Provide examples and discuss how to use the distributive property
1. What are the Different Types of Numbers?
Learn all of the different types of numbers: natural numbers, whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, irrational numbers, and real numbers. This video lesson teaches you how to classify any numbers you come across.
2. Arithmetic with Whole Numbers
There are four basic mathematical operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. These four operations are used in a wide range of everyday skills and are the fundamental blocks of arithmetic.
3. The Commutative Property: Definition and Examples
There are three major properties that deal with the addition and multiplication of numbers. One of those properties is the commutative property. This lesson will define and give examples of the commutative property and how it works.
4. The Associative Property: Definition and Examples
There are three basic number properties that help to form the backbone of algebra. One of those properties is the associative property. This lesson will define the associative property and give some examples of how it works.
5. Distributive Property: Definition, Use & Examples
After completing this lesson, you will be able to state the distributive property and apply it to various types of problems. You will also be able to accurately perform the mathematical operations that are involved with the distributive property.
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Other chapters within the DSST Math for Liberal Arts: Study Guide & Test Prep course
- Percents, Fractions & Decimals
- Systems of Numeration
- Number Rules & Properties
- Understanding Mathematical Sets
- Overview of Logic in Math
- Metric System, Conversions & Geometry
- Overview of Algebraic Expressions & Equations
- Graphing Linear Equations
- Linear Systems & Inequalities
- Operations with Functions
- Solving Exponential & Logarithmic Functions
- Financial Literacy Overview
- Proportions & Counting
- Probability Theory & Statistics
- DSST Informational Resources
- DSST Math for Liberal Arts Flashcards