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MATH 140 - Business Precalculus



5.0 Credits
Covers linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions; solving equations; matrices; and financial applications. Intended for business transfer students. Graphing calculator required. Prerequisite
(MATH 087 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or MATH 097 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or MATH 090 with a minimum grade of 2.0) or appropriate score on math placement test. Corequisite


Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Develop and evaluate mathematical models for business using linear, quadratic, exponential, simple rational, and logistic functions in symbolic, graphical, written and numerical representations.
  2. Perform basic function operations.
  3. Solve equations arising from the mathematical models using multiple symbolic and graphical techniques.
  4. Develop and evaluate mathematical models for business relationships involving simple and compound interest (i.e., savings, loans, annuities, and mortgages).
  5. Develop and evaluate matrix models of business situations involving linear systems of equations and input-output matrices.
  6. Perform basic matrix operations.
  7. Solve a system of equations using multiple symbolic and graphical techniques.



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