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# MATH 070 Intermediate Algebra

The emphasis of this course is on using algebraic and graphical techniques to model and solve real world application problems. A graphing calculator is required. Topics include linear, quadratic, exponential, inverse, and logarithmic functions; rational equations (both linear and quadratic); radical and power equations; and linear and nonlinear systems.

### Credits

3

### Prerequisite

An appropriate score on the mathematics placement test or a grade of A in MATH 063, a grade of B in MATH 067, a grade of C or higher in MATH 067E.### Hours Weekly

4 hours weekly### Course Objectives

- Use problem solving strategies to explore patterns numerically, graphically, and algebraically.
- Write the equation of a linear function from a graph or a verbal problem.
- Solve rational equations.
- Model applications with linear inequalities.
- Solve absolute value equations and inequalities.
- Model applications with exponential functions.
- Solve radical equations and equations with rational exponents algebraically and graphically.
- Use the discriminant to determine the number and type of roots for a quadratic function.
- Use the concept of inverse function to explore logarithmic functions.

### Course Objectives

- Use problem solving strategies to explore patterns numerically, graphically, and algebraically.
- Write the equation of a linear function from a graph or a verbal problem.
- Solve rational equations.
- Model applications with linear inequalities.
- Solve absolute value equations and inequalities.
- Model applications with exponential functions.
- Solve radical equations and equations with rational exponents algebraically and graphically.
- Use the discriminant to determine the number and type of roots for a quadratic function.
- Use the concept of inverse function to explore logarithmic functions.