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Algebraic Modeling

Course Description

This course is an intermediate algebra course in which examples are drawn from real life and skills are learned in the context of these applications. Topics include functions and their properties and associated algebraic skills, and modeling using linear, exponential, logarithmic, quadratic, rational, and radical functions. Problems are approached from a variety of perspectives, including graphical, numerical, verbal, and algebraic. A graphing calculator is required - the specific model is determined by the department. The course may be used as a prerequisite for MATH-146 and MATH-156 but NOT MATH-152 or MATH-153. (Prerequisites: MATH-021 or MATH-022 or MATH-025 or satisfactory completion of the College's foundational studies requirement in algebra)