General Course Description 
Linear functions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, matrices, linear programming, mathematics of finance, sets and Venn diagrams, combinatorial techniques and an introduction to probability. Applications in business, economics and social sciences. 
Minimum Units 
3.0 
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Prerequisite(s) 
Intermediate Algebra 
Corequisite(s) 
none 
Advisories/Recommendations 

Course Content 
 Linear equations and functions;
 Exponential and logarithmic functions and their applications;
 Applications of linear functions to economics such as cost, revenue and profit functions, supply and demand equations, breakeven point, and free market equilibrium;
 Systems of linear equations;
 Matrices including matrix algebra, GaussJordan elimination and reducedrow echelon form, inverse matrices, and applications;
 Linear programming;
 Math of finance including simple and compound interest, future and present value, annuities, sinking funds, and amortization;
 Set theory including DeMorgan’s Laws and Venn diagrams; and
 Probability and combinatorics including permutations and combinations; finding the probability of an event given the probabilities of the simple events in a sample space; conditional probability.

Laboratory Activities 

Course Objectives 
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
 Apply linear and exponential graphs and functions;
 Write a system of linear equations to solve applied problems;
 Solve a system of linear equations using GaussJordan elimination and interpret the result;
 Find the inverse of a square matrix and use the inverse to solve a system of linear equations;
 Solve linear programming problems in at least three variables;
 Find unions, intersections and complements of sets and use Venn diagrams to solve problems;
 Apply basic combinatorial principles to enumeration problems;
 Determine the probability of a specified event;
 Find the conditional probability of an event; and
 Solve applied problems in finance including simple and compound interest, future and present value, annuities, sinking funds, and amortization.

Methods of Evaluation 
Tests, examinations, homework or projects where students demonstrate their mastery of the learning objectives and their ability to devise, organize and present complete solutions to problems. 
Sample Textbooks 
A college level text supporting the learning objectives of this course. 
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