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    Aug 13, 2022  
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MATH 098 Intermediate Algebra for Precalculus (5 credits)



Prerequisite Satisfactory placement test score, instructor permission, or completion of MATH 077 or MATH 096 or equivalent.

Course Description
Algebraic skills, concepts, and applications​ needed for precalculus, including quadratic, polynomial, rational, and radical expressions and equations, and systems of linear equations.

Student Outcomes
1.  Evaluate and relate functions expressed as graphs, tables, or formulas, including using standard function notation, state the domain and range of these functions, and identify and graph the basic toolkit functions.
2.  Manipulate and simplify quadratic, polynomial, radical, and rational expressions, using appropriate properties and algebraic techniques.
3.  Solve quadratic, radical, and rational equations, systems of linear equations, and formulas, using appropriate properties and algebraic techniques.
4.  Solve application problems, interpret solutions, evaluate their reasonableness and make decisions by extracting relevant information from a scenario, obtaining any necessary additional information from outside sources, identifying and applying the appropriate techniques.
5. Clearly communicate solution processes, including writing solutions in the context of the problem, including units, using mathematical notation and vocabulary correctly, and using complete sentences when appropriate.



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