# Math 090: Intermediate Algebra

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### Course Prerequisites:

One of:

- Math 088
- Concurrent registration in Math 088
- Appropriate score on the math placement test.

### Course Description

The course covers the following topics: Linear equations and inequalities, absolute values, linear graphs and modeling, systems of equations, functions, quadratic equations, exponents and polynomials, factoring, radicals and rational exponents.

### Credit Awarded

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. ** No credit toward graduation** is awarded.

### Course Materials

### Course Materials:

#### Textbook

*Intermediate Algebra Connecting Concepts Through Application*, 2nd ed, by Mark Clark and Cynthia Anfinson; Cengage

Note that a WebAssign code is required for this course while the printed textbook is optional

#### WebAssign

WebAssign is a web-based learning software. Students will need a WebAssign access code, which includes an electronic version of the textbook, so students are not required to buy the book. Webassign can also be purchased with a NEW hard copy of the book.

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Calculators will NOT be used on exams, so please keep this in mind while working on homework.

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Section | Topic |
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1.1 | Solving Linear Equations |

1.2 | Fundamentals of Graphing and Slope |

1.3 | Intercepts and Graphing |

1.4 | Finding Equations of Lines |

1.5 | Functions and Function Notation |

2.1 | Systems of Linear Equations |

2.2 | Solving Systems Using Substitution Method |

2.3 | Solving Systems Using Elimination Method |

2.4 | Solving Linear Inequalities |

2.5 | Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities |

3.1 | Rules of Exponents |

3.2 | Combining Functions |

3.3 | Composing Functions |

3.4 | Factoring Polynomials |

3.5 | Special Factoring Techniques |

4.1 | Quadratic Polynomials and Parabolas |

4.2 | Graphing Quadratic Functions from Vertex Form |

4.4 | Solving Quadratic Equations - Square Root Property and Completing the Square |

4.5 | Solving Equations by Factoring (Exclude: Solving Nonlinear Polynomial Inequalities) |

4.6 | Solving Quadratic Equations - Quadratic Formula |

4.7 | Graphing Quadratic Functions from Standard Form (Exclude: Graphing Quadratic Inequalities in 2 Variables) |

7.1 | Rational Functions and Variation |

7.2 | Simplifying Rational Expressions |

7.3 | Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions |

7.4 | Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions (Exclude: Simplying Complex Fractions) |

8.1 | Radical Functions |

8.2 | Graphing Radical Functions |

8.3 | Adding and Subtracting Radicals |