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Mathematics

MATH 113


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Credit Hours

(4-0) 4 Cr. Hrs.

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Intermediate Algebra for College Students


Course Description

Review of algebraic operations; problem solving strategies; integer and rational exponents; complex numbers; solving equations; function concept; graphs and applications of linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions; and systems of equations are the topics covered in this course.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • MATH 53 or equivalent with grade of 2.0 or better.
  • Placement test is available in the Assessment Center.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Solve linear and quadratic equations and related applications using one variable.
  • Solve equations that are quadratic in form and related applications using one variable.
  • Solve radical equations and related applications using one variable.
  • Solve rational equations and related applications using one variable.
  • Solve exponential and logarithmic equations and related applications using one variable.
  • Transform complex fractions into simplest form.
  • Transform radical expressions to simplest form.
  • Transform expressions with integer and rational exponents to simplest form.
  • Solve linear systems of equations algebraically and graphically.
  • Translate application problems into a linear system.
  • Solve simple and compound linear inequalities in one variable both algebraically and graphically.
  • Solve second degree inequalities in one variable both algebraically and graphically.
  • Solve first degree inequalities in two variables both algebraically and graphically.
  • Solve inequalities and equations containing absolute value both algebraically and graphically.
  • Solve applications of functions involving two variables.
  • Determine the inverse of a function algebraically or graphically.
  • Graph quadratic functions.
  • Graph exponential and logarithmic functions.
  • Graph circles.
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