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2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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MA 125 - College Algebra I

4 lecture hours 0 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This course provides a review of basic algebra. Topics covered include fundamental algebraic operations; equations, ratio and proportion, variation; systems of linear equations; factoring and fractions; quadratic equations. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Perform the four fundamental operations with signed numbers and polynomials
  • Remove and insert symbols of grouping
  • Perform basic operations with exponents and radicals
  • Solve systems of two equations in two unknowns
  • Find special products
  • Factor polynomials
  • Reduce a given fraction to lowest terms
  • Perform the four fundamental operations with fractions
  • Simplify complex fractions
  • Solve fractional equations
  • Solve quadratic equations
  • Solve word problems leading to algebraic equations

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Fundamental operations
  • Equations and applications
  • Systems of equations
  • Special products and factoring
  • Operations with algebraic fractions
  • Quadratic equations

Dr. Anthony van Groningen

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