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Math Learning Center (MLC) Math 80

Math 80 Intermediate Algebra

Units: 4

Prerequisite: MATH 60 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or higher or “Pass” or completion of the Math assessment/placement process with a score eligible for MATH 80.

This course explores the representation of functions and relations as graphs, formulas, and tables. The types of functions studied will include linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational,

exponential, and logarithmic. These functions will be used in solving a variety of equations, systems of equations and application problems. Other topics include: the algebra of real and

complex numbers, inequalities, and an introduction to conic sections.

(This course is not open to students with credit in Math 80A or Math 80B)

Textbook: Intermediate Algebra Sixth Edition or Intermediate Algebra Second Custom Edition for Cerritos College.

Author: K. Elayn Martin-Gay

Material covered in the textbook:

Chapter   1 : Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions

Chapter   2 : Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving

Chapter   3 : Graphs and Functions

Chapter   4 : Systems of Equations and Inequalities

Chapter   5 : Polynomials and Polynomial Functions

Chapter   6 : Rational Expressions

Chapter   7 : Rational Exponents, Radicals, and Complex Numbers

Chapter   8 : Quadratic Equations and Functions

Chapter   9 : Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Chapter  10 :Parabolas, Circles, and Graphing Linear Inequalities

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