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MATH 097 - Intermediate Algebra

Credits: 5
Study of the definition of a function; graphs and solutions of linear equations and inequalities; graphs and solutions of quadratic, rational, radical, and literal equations; complex numbers; radical expressions; variation; and applications. Graphing calculator required.

Prerequisite: MATH 072  with a grade of 2.5 or higher; or appropriate math placement.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Identify and graph functions and interpret function notation.
  2. Solve rational, radical, and quadratic equations.
  3. Perform operations with rational, radical, and quadratic equations and expressions containing rational exponents.
  4. Derive linear and quadratic equations.
  5. Apply the mathematical techniques of the course to practical applications.

Program Outcomes
  1. Recognize which quantitative or symbolic reasoning methods are appropriate for solving a given problem.
  2. Correctly implement the quantitative or symbolic reasoning methods that are appropriate for solving a given problem.
  3. Translate data into various formats such as symbolic language, equations, graphs, and formulas.


College-wide Outcomes
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.



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