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Course Description

The course will start with a review of basic concepts and then cover the following topics with an emphasis on applications and problem solving strategies: solving linear and absolute value equations; solving linear and compound inequalities; equations and graphs of lines; functions and function notation including composition of functions; solving systems of linear equations and inequalities; operations with polynomials; factoring polynomials; and solving polynomial equations. PREREQUISITE: Completion of Mathematics 205 or the equivalent with a grade of 'C' or better.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze a variety of problems involving contemporary applications of linear and quadratic functions and determine and implement an appropriate method of solution for these problems.
  • Graph linear equations and inequalities and utilize the graphs in problem solving.
  • Set up and solve linear and compound inequalities using algebra and graphs. Determine appropriate use of the algebra and graphs to solve applied problems.
  • Analyze problems to determine the most appropriate method to use when solving a given system.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with a scientific calculator and use the calculator in solving various problems.
  • Use function operations and function notation to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and compose polynomials.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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