Author:
Stacey Roshan

At the end of this tutorial, you will understand what kinds of questions to expect when taking the pre-algebra subsection of the ACT test. You will also learn what topics are covered, some formulas to know, and some basic tips of the trade.

This tutorial will explain what kinds of questions students will experience on the pre-algebra portion of the ACT test. It includes topics covered, formulas to know, and some basic tips of the trade.

Tutorial

**Overview**

(0:00-0:15) Introduction

(0:16-0:33) Topics Covered

(0:34-1:17) Arithmetic Operations

(1:18-1:44) Properties of Real Numbers

(1:45-2:09) Exponents, Powers, Roots and Scientific Notation

(2:10-2:31) Ratios, Proportions and Percents

(2:32-2:48) Linear Equations in One Variable

(2:49-3:46) Simple Statistics

(3:47-3:56) Recap

**Notes**

There are 14 questions on the pre-algebra subsection of the math section of the ACT exam. This subsection focuses on the following topics:

Properties of numbers

Place value

Factors

Ratio, proportions, & percent

Square roots

Absolute value

Linear equations in one variable

Simple probability & counting techniques

Simple descriptive statistics

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