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Algebra 1b

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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.

This undergraduate-level course is 9 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 9

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    Rational Expressions

    • Perform operations on rational expressions.
    • Solve rational equations and formulas.
    • Solve proportion and variation problems.


    • Simplify polynomials.
    • Use the distribution property with polynomials.
    • Perform polynomial operations.
    • Use polynomials in real-world applications.


    • Identify the domain and range of a function.
    • Identify polynomial, rational, radical, and quadratic functions.
    • Perform operations on functions.

    Nonlinear Functions, Sequences, and Series

    • Use arithmetic and geometric sequences and series.
    • Use composite functions.
    • Use inverse functions.
    • Use logarithmic functions.


    • Factor polynomials using the Greatest Common Factor.
    • Factor trinomial expressions of the form x 2 + bx + c .
    • Factor trinomial expressions of the form ax 2 + bx + c .
    • Factor polynomial expressions using special products.

    Simplification and Operation with Radicals

    • Simplify radical expressions.

    Radical Expressions

    • Solve problems involving radical expressions.

    Quadratic Equations

    • Solve quadratic equations.
    • Apply nonlinear equations to real-world problems.

    College Algebra Review

    • Review all objectives from Weeks One through Eight.
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