The placement exam for College Algebra (Math 1021) consists of 25 multiple choice questions taken from the topics listed below. A standard scientific calculator such as the TI-30XIIS or TI-30XIIB is allowed. Graphing calculators and calculators with symbolic notation or natural display capabilities, such as the TI-36XPro and any of the TI Mulitiview series, Casio Natural Display series, HPSmartCalc series, and Sharp Writeview series are NOT allowed. Formula sheets are not allowed when taking this exam.
Linear, rational, quadratic, and absolute value equations Linear inequalitites Distance and midpoint of line segment Systems of linear equations Graphs and properties of linear, quadratic, root, absolute value, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions Function properties and graphs Parallel and perpendicular lines Polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic equations Applications involving quadratic functions Applications involving exponential growth and decay Inverse functions Composite functions Piecewise-defined functions