# MATH 099 Intermediate Algebra • 5 Cr.

## Department

## Division

## Description:

Expands algebra skills through an axiomatic approach. Students work with mathematical systems, solution of equations, inequalities, functions, exponents and logarithms, and coordinate systems. This course is similar to second-year high-school algebra. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment, or MATH 098 with a C or better.

## Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

- Evaluate expressions using function notation
- Represent functions using formulas, tables and graphs
- Write the equation of a line from data
- Identify parallel and perpendicular lines
- Solve linear systems in two variables using graphing and algebraic methods
- Set up and solve application problems using linear systems
- Solve quadratic equations by factoring, completing the square and the quadratic formula
- Determine the number of solutions to a quadratic equation using the discriminant
- Graph a quadratic function and determine itâ€™s vertex and intercepts
- Set up and solve quadratic application problems
- Add, subtract, multiply, divide and factor polynomials
- Add, subtract, multiply and divide rational expressions (algebraic fractions)
- Solve rational equations
- Set up and solve application problems using inverse variation, direct variation and proportions
- Simplify radical expressions
- Solve radical equations
- Convert from radical notation to rational exponent notation and from exponent notation to radical notation
- Convert from logarithmic form to exponential form; and from exponential form to logarithmic form
- Solve exponential and logarithmic equations
- Graph exponential and logarithmic functions
- Solve exponential and logarithmic application problems

## Offered:

- Winter 2015 (current quarter)
- Fall 2014
- Summer 2014
- Spring 2014