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Intermediate Algebra

Course Description

This course prepares students for courses that require algebraic skills beyond those taught in Elementary Algebra. Topics include equations, inequalities, linear systems in two and three variables, complex numbers, and applications of functions: linear, exponential, logarithmic, quadratic, polynomial, rational, and radical. In addition, the course provides a basic introduction to right triangle trigonometry. 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. (Prerequisite: MATH-022 or MATH-025 or satisfactory completion of the college's foundational studies requirement in algebra)