Just received this email...

"I passed my GED test, just got certificate and transcript in mail. I very much appreciate your help in preparation, especially with essay format."

This student took advantage of the "No Fail Essay Skeleton", which can be found in this blog, or at...

https://reallyusefulgedstuff.blogspot.com/2014/03/pass-essay.html

# Really Useful GED Stuff

Posting tips and hints to help you pass the GED test.

## Thursday, June 28, 2018

## Thursday, November 9, 2017

### Born to Run

Which one is the

**radius**...
and which one is the

**diameter**?
I remember the

**radius**as the one that starts in the
middle...

...and then

**RUNS**to the outside.
The

**diameter**crosses the entire**dia**gram.
That's it. Work

**smart**, not**hard**.## Tuesday, November 7, 2017

### Mixed Fraction Subtraction - Let's Go Shopping

Mixed Fraction

OK - how about...?

We know the

Some might suggest converting both fractions to improper fractions...

However, if you are not particularly strong at multiplication, you might try this method...

But not for long. Now let's buy a top.

Hmm, stylish. Who said I had no taste?

OK. Now remember...our top (denominator) was 4.

Better now

Let's

bottom (pants) to the

top. Can this ensemble get any more stylish? I doubt it.

**Subtraction**- kinda rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?OK - how about...?

**4****5 ---****7****subtract****5****4 ---****7**We know the

**4 and 5/7**is smaller than the**5 and 4/7.**
But how to

**subtract****5/7**from**4/7**?Some might suggest converting both fractions to improper fractions...

...and coming up with

**39/7**-**33/7**
...and arriving at

**6/7**.However, if you are not particularly strong at multiplication, you might try this method...

Let's go shopping...

**4****5 ---****7**

**First off - let's just make the 5 one LESS.**

**Why?**

**1) Because we can.****2) You always come away with LESS money when you go shopping. (Yes, yes, yadda, yadda, you might end up shopping for lottery tickets and win. Heard that one. Heard 'em all.)**

**So now our fraction is modified a bit from**

**4****5 ---****7****To...**

**4****4 ---****7**But not for long. Now let's buy a top.

Hmm, stylish. Who said I had no taste?

OK. Now remember...our top (denominator) was 4.

Better now

**add**some pants to this stylish ensemble.Let's

**add**thebottom (pants) to the

top. Can this ensemble get any more stylish? I doubt it.

**4 add****7**=**11**

**Remember...****4****5 ---****7****changed to...**

**4****4 ---****7**

**and we are now going to add the pants (bottom) onto the top**

**4 add****7**=**11**

**11****4 ---****7****Now we can finish the question.**

**11****4 ---****7**

**subtract****5****4 ---****7**

**Let's get rid of those whole numbers...****4 - 4 = 0**

**Now...**

**11/7 - 5/7 = 6/7**

**6/7 is our answer. Work SMART, not HARD!**

## Thursday, October 26, 2017

### We're Not Gonna Take It!

**"We've got the right to choose it**

There ain't no way we'll lose it." (Twisted Sister)

There ain't no way we'll lose it." (Twisted Sister)

**O.K. - I found these tips from-**

**Basic mathematics.com**

And it makes sense. Why

**the question the way it is given to us?**

__take__Why not twist or rearrange things to our advantage?

##

__Examples of additive compensation__

__Examples of additive compensation__

**Add 97 + 64**

It may not be easy to add 97 and 64 mentally. However, one small adjustment

such as rewriting the problem as 97 + 3 + 61 can help us to get an answer quickly

97 + 3 + 61 = 100 + 61 = 161

**Add 25, 27 , and 18**

It is not easy to do any of these additions mentally.

25 + 27 25 + 18 27 + 18

However, if we take 2 from 27 and add that to 18, the problem becomes

25 + 25 + 20 and this is very easy to do mentally since 25 + 25 = 50 and 50 + 20 = 70

##
__Examples of equal additions method__

__Examples of equal additions method__**The equal additions method is a compensation used when doing subtractions.**

**Subtract 39 from 57.**

**57 - 39 can be thought of as 58 - 40**

**58 - 40 = 18**

**To make the subtraction 58 - 40, we added 1 to 57 and 39 so that we still have the same subtraction problem.**

**Work SMART, not HARD!**

## Thursday, October 12, 2017

### Is it Prime (Or is it Memorex)?

A

**prime**number is a natural number greater than 1, that has no positive divisors (factors) other than 1 and itself.

If you think of this definition in pictures of rectangles...

2 - ᥆᥆

3- ᥆᥆᥆

4 - ᥆᥆᥆᥆ or ᥆᥆

᥆᥆

5 - ᥆᥆᥆᥆᥆

6 - ᥆᥆᥆᥆᥆᥆ or ᥆᥆᥆

᥆᥆᥆

Any number that can

**ONLY**be represented by a straight line is

**prime.**

**Straight line is**

**prime.**

## Tuesday, September 26, 2017

### Integer Football Game

I came across this

Integer Football

**way to explain integers. Integer football. See for yourself at...**__cool__Integer Football

## Thursday, August 24, 2017

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