MATH 99: Intermediate Algebra

Class Program
Weekly Contact Hours
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Meets Degree Requirements For
Not Intended for Transfer, Typically Numbered Below 100.
Topics include: solving quadratic, absolute value, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic equations; graphing shifted quadratic functions; simplifying radical expressions, solving systems of linear inequalities; evaluating logarithms; finding the vertex of a quadratic function.
Grading Basis
MATH 98 or higher with a C (2.0) or better, ABE 42 with a B- (2.7) or better, or appropriate placement recommendation.

Course Learning Outcomes

Core Topics


  1. Review: Exponent properties through negative exponents
  2. Review solving equations: linear, quadratic by factoring, systems of linear equations.
  3. Functions: Evaluate, identify domain and range for functions given as equations and graphs.
  4. Perform arithmetic operations on functions.
  5. Graph systems of linear inequalities
  6. Set up and Solve variation word problems including direct, indirect, and joint variation.
  7. Intersection, Unions and compound inequalities.
  8. Absolute value equations and inequalities.
  9. Solve quadratic equations by factoring, quadratic formula, and square root property.
  10. Multiply and divide radical expressions.
  11. Solve radical equations.
  12. Use complex numbers in arithmetic combinations and as solutions to quadratic equations.
  13. Complete the square to write quadratic function in vertex form.
  14. Graph shifted quadratic functions.
  15. Find inverse functions.
  16. Composite functions.
  17. Solve exponential and logarithmic equations.
  18. Graph exponential and logarithmic functions.
  19. Solving exponential and logarithmic applications.
  20. Optional: Use logarithm properties to manipulate expressions.
  21. Optional: Solve quadratic-like equations using substitution.
  22. Optional: Solve linear programming applications.
  23. Optional: Graphing shifted absolute value functions.
  24. Optional: Modeling with linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions.
  25. Optional: rational exponents