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### Naming Alkanes

Alkanes are organic compounds that consist of single-bonded carbons. Alkanes are the simplest hydrocarbons and are the least reactive. In this lesson, we will use the IUPAC naming system to

### Factoring Trinomials

A trinomial is a polynomial that has three terms. A polynomial has two or more algebraic terms. The first term has an exponent to the second degree (x2), the second

### Solving Absolute Value Equations

In this lesson we will discuss how to solve absolute value equations. Remember absolute value represents the distance between a number and zero. Absolute value equations contain two solutions

### Evaluating Absolute Value

In this lesson we will discuss absolute value and how to apply it mathematically. Absolute value is an operation that changes negative numbers positive and keeps positive numbers positive. In

### Combining Like-Terms

In this lesson we will discuss what like-terms are and how to correctly solve problems involving this topic. Like-terms are terms that have the same variable. These terms can be

### Laws of Exponents

Are you having issues applying integral powers in mathematical expressions? In this lesson, we will discuss and apply the laws for using exponents. Before starting the application process let’s first

### April Showers & New Study Techniques

As the school year comes to an end it is never too late to use newer study habits. Perhaps newer study techniques can help push students to a higher grade.

### Solving Systems of Equations: Elimination

In this lesson we will discuss how to solve systems of equations using the elimination method. The elimination method “eliminates” one of the variables given in order to find the

### Solving Systems of Equations: Substitution

In this lesson, we will discuss how to solve systems of equations using the substitution method. This method is achieved by solving one of the equations for one of the