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MATH 1324 Math for Business I (Finite Math)


Textbook: College Mathematics for Business, Economics, Life Sciences, and Social Sciences, twelfth edition by Barnett, Ziegler, and Byleen; Pearson Prentice Hall, 2011. 

Course Description: Topics will include linear equations, quadratic equations, functions and graphs, inequalities, simple and compound interest, annuities, linear programming, matrices, systems of linear equations, applications to management, economics, and business. 

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 0303 or placement by Accuplacer Exam or THEA Exam.  Other prerequisites include ENGL 0300 and READ 0302. 

Credits:  (3-3-0)

Course Outcomes:  After the successful completion of this course, you will be able to solve application problems using the following skills: 

  1. Solve and graph linear equations and inequalities. 
  2. Evaluate and graph functions, including quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions. 
  3. Solve problems involving simple interest and compound interest, including, including interest compounded continuously. 
  4. Find future value and present value of an annuity. 
  5. Solve systems of linear equations. 
  6. Solve systems of linear inequalities in two variables. 
  7. Maximize and minimize expressions using the Simplex Method. 
  8. Solve applied problems using skills developed in this course.