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MATH7:  FINITE MATHEMATICS


Course Description

Systems of linear equations and matrices, introduction to linear programming, finance, counting techniques and probability, properties of probability and applications of probability. PREREQUISITE: Mathematics 233 with a grade of 'C' or better.


Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proficiency in using rectangular coordinates, graphing linear equations in two variables, applying linear equations to determine break-even point, and market price for supply/demand equations and other applications found in business and social science.
  • Solve systems of equations using substitution, elimination, and matrix methods. Solve application problems.
  • Demonstrate skills in basic matrix algebra to include addition, subtraction, multiplication and inverses, both by hand and with a calculator.
  • Apply a geometric approach (graphing) to solve linear programming problems limited to two variables. Solve application problems.
  • Apply the Simplex Method (matrix method) to solve linear programming problems in both standard form and with mixed constraints. Solve application problems.
  • Demonstrate skill in solving finance problems to include simple interest, compound interest, ordinary annuities, sinking funds, and amortization. Solve application problems.
  • Use properties of sets, the Multiplication Principle, combinations, permutations, and other counting techniques to determine probability. Solve application problems.


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