#### Course Descriptions

CourseCourse TitleCredit Hours
MATH 113 Intermediate Algebra for College Students (4-0) 4 Cr. Hrs.
##### Course Description

Review of algebraic operations; problem solving strategies; integer and rational exponents; complex numbers; solving equations; function concept; graphs and applications of linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions; and systems of equations are the topics covered in this course.

##### Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

• MATH 053 or equivalent with grade of 2.0 or better.
• Placement test is available in the Assessment Center.
##### Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

• Solve linear and quadratic equations and related applications using one variable.
• Solve equations that are quadratic in form and related applications using one variable.
• Solve radical equations and related applications using one variable.
• Solve rational equations and related applications using one variable.
• Solve exponential and logarithmic equations and related applications using one variable.
• Transform complex fractions into simplest form.
• Transform radical expressions to simplest form.
• Transform expressions with integer and rational exponents to simplest form.
• Solve linear systems of equations algebraically and graphically.
• Translate application problems into a linear system.
• Solve simple and compound linear inequalities in one variable both algebraically and graphically.
• Solve second degree inequalities in one variable both algebraically and graphically.
• Solve first degree inequalities in two variables both algebraically and graphically.
• Solve inequalities and equations containing absolute value both algebraically and graphically.
• Solve applications of functions involving two variables.
• Determine the inverse of a function algebraically or graphically.