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Mathematics

Mathematics

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