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MATH 072: Intermediate Algebra

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These calendars are intended as a guide to pace you through the semester. Check your instructor's D2L for specific course assignments.

Practice exams are a sample of the type of questions you could see on the unit exams.  Use these as if you were taking the exam.  This means no book or notes. 


A subscription to MyMathLab (required for the course) includes the online textbook, Intermediate Algebra: 11th Edition by Bittinger. A scientific calculator is necessary and must be chosen from one of the three models: Texas Instruments 30X IIS, Texas Instruments 30XA or Casio Fx-260.   All other calculator models, including graphing calculators will not be allowed. 

Unit 1

Review Chapter: Basic Algebra

    R.1 The Set of Real Numbers

    R.2 Operations with Real Numbers

    R.3 Exponents and Order of Operations

    R.4 Algebraic Expressions

    R.5 Equivalent Expressions

    R.6 Simplifying Expressions

    R.7 Exponents and Scientific Notation

Chapter 1: Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities

    1.1 Solving Equations

    1.2 Formulas and Applications

    1.3 Applications and Problem Solving

    1.4 Sets, Inequalities, and Interval Notation

    1.6 Absolute-Value Equations

Chapter 2: Graphs, Functions, and Applications

    2.1 Graphs of Equations

    2.2 Functions and Graphs

    2.3 Finding Domain and Range

    2.4 Graphs and Slope

    2.5 More Graphing

    2.6 Finding Equations of Lines; Applications

Unit 2

Chapter 3: Systems of Equations

    3.1 Systems of Equations in Two Variables

    3.2 Solving by Substitution

    3.3 Solving by Elimination

    3.4 Solving Applied Problems: Two Equations

    3.5 Systems of Equations in Three Variables

    3.7 Systems of Inequalities in Two Variables

Chapter 4: Polynomials and Polynomial Functions

    4.1 Polynomials and Polynomial Functions

    4.2 Multiplication of Polynomials

    4.3 Introduction to Factoring

    4.4 Factoring Trinomials:x2+ bx + c

    4.5 Factoring Trinomials:ax2+ bx + c, a≠ 1

    4.6 Special Factoring

    4.7 Factoring: A General Strategy

    4.8 Applications of Polynomial Equations and Functions

Unit 3

Chapter 5: Rational Expressions, Equations, Functions

    5.1 Simplifying Rational Expressions and Functions

    5.2 LCMs, LCDs, Addition, and Subtraction

    5.3 Division of Polynomials

    5.4 Complex Rational Expressions

    5.5 Solving Rational Equations

    5.6 Applications and Proportions

    5.7 Formulas and Applications

Chapter 6: Radical Expressions, Equations, Functions

    6.1 Radical Expressions and Functions

    6.2 Rational Numbers as Exponents

    6.3 Simplifying Radical Expressions

    6.4 Addition, Subtraction, and More Multiplication

    6.5 More on Division of Radical Expressions

    6.6 Solving Radical Equations

Unit 4

Chapter 7: Quadratic Equations and Functions

    7.1 The Basics of Solving Quadratic Equations

    7.2 The Quadratic Formula

    7.3 Applications Involving Quadratic Equations

    7.4 More on Quadratic Equations

    7.5 Graphingf(x) = a(x - h)2+ k

    7.6 Graphingf(x) = ax2+ bx + c

    7.8 Polynomial Inequalities

Chapter 8: Exponential Functions

    8.1 Exponential Functions

    8.6 Solving Exponential Equations


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