This course explores advanced algebra concepts and assists in building the algebraic and problem solving skills developed in Algebra 1A. Students will solve polynomials, quadratic equations, rational equations, and radical equations. These concepts and skills will serve as a foundation for subsequent business coursework. Applications to real-world problems are also explored throughout the course. This course is the second half of the college algebra sequence, which began with MAT 116, Algebra 1A.
Identify polynomial, rational, radical, and quadratic functions.
Solve rational equations and formulas.
Perform operations on rational expressions.
Solve proportion and variation problems.
Nonlinear Functions, Sequences, and Series
Use inverse functions.
Use logarithmic functions.
Use arithmetic and geometric sequences and series.
Use composite functions.
College Algebra Review
Review all objectives from Weeks One through Eight.
Solve quadratic equations.
Apply nonlinear equations to real-world problems.
Perform polynomial operations.
Use polynomials in real-world applications.
Use the distribution property with polynomials.
Factoring (Part 1)
Factor polynomials using the Greatest Common Factor.
Factor trinomial expressions of the form x2 + bx + c.
Factor trinomial expressions of the form ax2 + bx + c.
Factoring (Part 2)
Factor polynomial expressions using special products.
Simplify radical expressions.
Solve problems involving radical expressions.
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