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MATH 050 - Elementary Algebra

Unit(s): 4.0

Prerequisite: MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement

This course is an introduction to the basic principles and skills of algebra. It is designed primarily for those students who have no prior training in algebra or need a review of the fundamentals of algebra. Topics include: numbers and their properties, operations with real numbers, exponents, solutions and graphs of linear equations, slopes of lines, systems of linear equations and applications, operations with polynomials including factoring, solving quadratic equations, operations with simple rational and radical expressions. Students may enroll in MATH 050 in a lecture section for four units of credit, or individual one-unit modules: MATH 050A, 050B, 050C, and 050D in the Math and Science Center (MSC) or online. Modularized courses in the MSC sections must be taken sequentially in the MSC over a maximum period of 24 months.

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