# HESI A2 Tips

## How To Solve Ratios in the HESI A2 Math Section

Those are some delicious looking jelly beans! What do you think is the ratio of red jelly beans to blue jelly beans? What about pink jelly beans to whole bowls? Knowing how to solve for ratios is critical when taking the HESI A2 Math section. And we'll show you how to do it: Solving for Ratios A ratio is a relationship between two numbers indicating how many times the first number contains the second. For example, if the ratio of men to women is 1 to 5 then we know that for each man, there are 5 women. For example,...

## Identifying Author's Tone/Purpose in HESI A2 Reading Comprehension Test Questions

1. You should play the piano. 2. Why don't you play the piano? 3. Only smart people play the piano. Each sentence has a different tone. One sounds like a command, the other is a gentle persuasion, and the last one has a more aggressive tone. When you're taking the HESI A2 reading comprehension section, one of the five different kinds of questions you will be the ability to identify the author's tone and purpose. Here are some ways on how to identify what the author is saying, and how they are saying it. Author’s Tone & Purpose What is author’s tone? Author’s...

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## Solving Word Fraction Problems

Fractions can get pretty hairy if you are unsure on how to break down a word problem. The HESI A2 math section is FILLED with fractions. It's kind of like that quote from Forest Gump, except it's more like: adding fractions, subtracting fractions, dividing fractions, multiplying fraction, percentages and fractions, rations and fractions, etc. Craig has 1/2 cup of juice. Joe has 1/6 cup more of juice than Craig. How much juice does Joe have? Solution: Joe has 1/2 + 1/6 cup of juice. We need to calculate the sum. Notice that the denominators are different. Step 1: Find the...

## How To Figure Out The Main Idea for HESI A2 Reading Comprehension

There are five kinds of reading comprehension questions that you will encounter on the HESI nursing entrance exam. They include 1. finding main idea, 2. identifying supporting details, 3. identifying a writer's purpose/tone, 4. distinguishing between fact and opinion, and 5. making logical inferences. Today we will focus on the main idea of a story. Main Idea What is the “Main Idea”? The main idea is what the text is about and what the author wants you, the reader, to know. If someone were to ask you, “What was that book or article about?” they are asking you about the...