Homework

I will probably assign homework every day (except exam days), covering the material from the lecture given that day, and due the next non-exam class day. However, in case you have any questions about a homework assignment, we can discuss it during the first quarter hour or so of the day that it's due. During this time, I'll try to ensure that everybody knows how to do it. Generally, the homework problems will come from the textbook, although I might choose to write some problems myself.

You don't have to turn in the homework, but you should try it! If you find some problems easy, then you can skip to the next batch, but you'll need to practise the material if you want to remember it for quizzes or exams, a subsequent course, or the rest of your life. Also, the quizzes will be heavily based on the assigned homework, and you can use your completed homework while taking the quizzes!

As you do your homework, I encourage you to talk with your fellow students. This is not cheating! Only the quizzes and exams have to be your own work.

In case you miss the homework, you can find it here.

1. Introduction, review (October 5 Tuesday):
• From §1.1 (page 8): 1–8 (or more);
• From §1.2 (Quick Check): 2–7, 19–22, 35, 37, 40–42, 44–48, 50–54.
2. The real numbers (October 7 Thursday):
• From §1.3 (pages 26–28): 29–40, 41–65 odd, 77–85 odd;
• From §1.4 (pages 37&38): 65, 67, 101, 103, 105, 119–133 odd;
• From §1.5 (pages 48–50): 45–51 odd, 65, 67.
3. Exponentiation and units (October 12 Tuesday):
• From §1.5 (pages 48–50): 125–137 odd;
• From §1.7 (pages 65&66): 31–53 odd;
• From §5.4 (pages 351&352): 47–53 odd, 59, 95–97 odd;
• From §1.6 (pages 57&58): 21–29 odd, 47–65 odd (there is a trick to make these easier).
4. Order of operations, scientific notation, evaluating expressions (October 14 Thursday):
• From §1.7 (pages 65&66): 55–71 odd, 75–83 odd, 89–97 odd;
• From §5.6 (pages 365–367): 27–41 odd, 55–69 odd, 77–83 odd;
• From §1.8 (pages 72–74): 37–49 odd;
• From §2.4 (pages 119–123): 33–41 odd.
5. Polynomials (October 19 Tuesday):
• From §1.8 (pages 72–74): 51, 53, 63–91 odd;
• From §5.1 (pages 323–326): 29–39 odd, 57–65 odd, 71–79 odd, 85–89 odd, 99–105 odd.
6. Multiplying polynomials and similar expressions (October 21 Thursday):
• From §5.2 (pages 330&331): 23–31 odd, 37–59 odd, 69–81 odd, 102;
• From §5.4 (pages 351&352): 31–37 odd, 41, 43, 45, 61–81 odd, 99–107 odd, 121, 123, 125, 147, 149;
• From §5.3 (pages 339–341): 35–47 odd, 63–77 odd, 97–117 odd.
7. Word problems involing expressions (October 26 Tuesday):
• From §2.5 (pages 134–136): 27–43 odd;
• From §1.4 (pages 37&38): 149–155 odd;
• From §1.5 (pages 48–50): 157–163 odd;
• From §5.1 (pages 323–326): 123–133 odd;
• From §5.2 (pages 330&331): 95, 97;
• From §5.3 (pages 339–341): 129, 133, 137, 139.
8. Graphing formulas, testing equations (October 28 Thursday):
• From §3.1 (pages 184–187): 19, 25, 39–42;
• From §3.2 (pages 198–201): 29–34;
• From §2.1 (pages 92–94): 27–33 odd.
9. Inequalities: testing, graphing, solution sets (November 2 Tuesday):
• From §2.8 (pages 163–165): 37–50;
• From §8.6 (pages 592–594): 43, 44, 67, 68.
10. Straightforward linear equations (November 9 Tuesday):
• From §2.1 (pages 92–94): 35–47 odd, 51–71 odd, 75–87 odd;
• From §2.2 (pages 99–101): 27–55 odd, 65, 67, 71, 91, 93.
11. Tricky linear equations and inequalities (November 11 Thursday):
• From §2.3 (pages 108–110): 27–35 odd, 45, 49, 53, 63–79 odd;
• From §2.8 (pages 163–165): 59–81 odd;
• From §8.6 (pages 592–594): 51–59 odd, 85, 89, 93;
12. Word problems: direct translation (November 16 Tuesday):
• For these problems, also think about how you could come up with the equation on your own:
• From §2.1 (pages 92–94): 103, 105, 107;
• From §2.2 (pages 99–101): 77–83 odd;
• From §2.3 (pages 108–110): 113, 115;
• From §2.5 (pages 134–136): 53–85 odd;
• From §2.8 (pages 163–165): 89–93 odd, 117, 119, 121;
• From §8.6 (pages 592–594): 101.
13. Word problems: special cases (November 18 Thursday):
• From §2.6 (pages 141–143): 21–53 odd;
• From §2.7 (pages 150–153): 21, 23, 27, 29, 39, 45.
14. Equations in two variables (November 23 Tuesday):
• From §2.4 (pages 119–123): 43–51 odd, 57–67 odd, 71;
• From §3.1 (pages 184–187): 27–37 odd, 43–47 odd, 65;
• From §3.2 (pages 198–201): 35–71 odd, 83–89 odd, 103–113 odd.
15. Lines and linear equations (November 30 Tuesday):
• From §3.3 (pages 208–211): 13–31 odd, 37–53 odd;
• From §3.4 (pages 218–220): 25–65 odd;
• From §3.5 (pages 225–227): 13–31 odd, 37–47 odd, 53–57 odd, 87.
16. Linear inequalities, parallel and perpendicular lines (December 2 Thursday):
• From §3.7 (pages 243–245): 15, 17, 21, 31–45 odd, 57, 59, 69;
• From §3.6 (pages 234–236): 21–28, 29–37 odd, 43–49 odd, 55–63 odd, 75–85 odd.
17. Systems of linear equations (December 7 Tuesday):
• From §4.1 (pages 264–266): 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 35, 39–45 odd;
• From §4.2 (pages 273–275): 13, 15, 17, 23, 25, 35–41 odd;
• From §4.3 (pages 282–285): 11–17 odd, 27–35 odd, 47, 49, 55.
18. Word problems with two equations (December 9 Thursday):
• From §4.2 (pages 273–275): 53, 59;
• From §4.3 (pages 282–285): 69, 71;
• From §4.4 (pages 291&292): 11, 13, 19–25 odd, 31–39 odd;
• From §4.5 (pages 299–302): 9–41 odd.
19. Absolute-value problems, dividing polynomials (December 16 Thursday):
• From §8.6 (pages 592–594): 45–49 odd, 69–73 odd;
• From §8.7 (pages 603–605): 39–71 odd, 75–83 odd, 93–101 odd;
• From §5.3 (pages 339–341): 49–61 (use FOIL);
• From §5.5 (pages 358–360): 13–25 odd, 31–43 odd.
20. That's it!

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