# MATH-1100-WBP02

Welcome to the permanent home page for Section WBP02 of MATH-1100 (Intermediate Algebra) at Southeast Community College in the Fall semester of 2024. I am Toby Bartels, your instructor.

## Contact information

Feel free to send a message at any time, even nights and weekends (although I'll be slower to respond then).

## Readings

The official textbook for the course is the 4th Edition of Elementary & Intermediate Algebra written by Sullivan et al and published by Prentice-Hall (Pearson). You will automatically get an online version of this textbook through Canvas, although you can use a print version instead if you like. This comes with access to Pearson MyLab, integrated into Canvas, on which many of the assignments appear.

### Rational expressions

1. General review:
• Reading from the textbook:
• Section 1.1 (pages 1–7);
• Skim: Section 6.5 (pages 403–407).
• Exercises due on August 21 Wednesday (submit these here on Canvas):
1. Fill in the blank with a plural vocabulary word: In the product (3x − 2)(x + 4) = 3x2 + 10x − 8, the polynomials 3x − 2 and x + 4 are the _____ of the polynomial 3x2 + 10x − 8.
2. Fill in the blanks with simpler equations: If AB = 0, then _____ or _____.
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on August 23 Friday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): O.1.1, O.1.2, O.1.3, O.1.4, O.1.5, O.1.6, O.1.7, O.1.8, O.1.10, 2.2.75, 5.3.53, 5.5.13, 6.1.95, 6.2.47, 6.4.45.
2. Rational expressions:
• Reading from (mostly) the textbook:
• Exercises due on August 23 Friday (submit these here on Canvas):
1. Fill in the blank with a vocabulary word: A(n) _____ expression is the result of dividing two polynomials.
2. Fill in the blank with a number (or a kind of number): The result of evaluating a rational expression is undefined if and only if the denominator evaluates to _____.
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on August 26 Monday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 7.1.21, 7.1.23, 7.1.25, 7.1.27, 7.1.29, 7.1.31, 7.1.33, 7.1.35, 7.1.37, 7.1.39, 7.1.41, 7.1.43, 7.1.45, 7.1.47, 7.1.49, 7.1.51, 7.1.85.
3. Multiplying and dividing rational expressions:
• Reading from the textbook:
• Section 7.2 (pages 441–446);
• Section 7.3 (pages 449–453).
• Exercises due on August 26 Monday (submit these here on Canvas):
1. Fill in the blank: To divide by a rational expression, multiply by its _____.
2. For which of the following operations between rational expressions do you need to get a common denominator? (Say Yes or No for each.)
1. Addition;
2. Subtraction;
3. Multiplication;
4. Division.
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on August 28 Wednesday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 7.2.31, 7.2.33, 7.2.35, 7.2.37, 7.2.39, 7.2.41, 7.2.43, 7.2.45, 7.2.47, 7.2.49, 7.2.51, 7.3.17, 7.3.23, 7.3.29, 7.3.31, 7.3.35, 7.3.41, 7.3.43, 7.3.49, 7.3.55, 7.3.61, 7.3.65, 7.3.73, 7.3.89.
4. Adding and subtracting rational expressions:
• Reading from the textbook:
• Section 7.4 (pages 456–460);
• Section 7.5 (pages 463–470).
• Exercises due on August 28 Wednesday (submit these here on Canvas):
1. Fill in the blank: The _____ _____ _____ of two rational expressions is the lowest-degree polynomial that is a multiple of both of the original expressions' denominators.
2. What is the least common denominator of 1/8 and 5/18?
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on August 30 Friday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 7.4.13, 7.4.17, 7.4.19, 7.4.23, 7.4.25, 7.4.35, 7.4.39, 7.4.43, 7.4.47, 7.4.51, 7.4.53, 7.4.57, 7.4.69, 7.5.45, 7.5.47, 7.5.49, 7.5.51, 7.5.53, 7.5.55, 7.5.57, 7.5.59, 7.5.61, 7.5.63, 7.5.65, 7.5.67, 7.5.95.
5. Complex rational expressions:
• Reading from the textbook: Section 7.6 (pages 473–478).
• Exercises due on August 30 Friday (submit these here on Canvas): Fill in the blanks with one word each:
1. A rational expression with rational subexpressions inside it is called a _____ rational expression.
2. If you simplify a rational expression by Method I (from Subsection 1 on pages 474–476 of the textbook), then you divide the _____ and _____ after simplifying them separately.
3. If you simplify a rational expression by Method II (from Subsection 2 on pages 477&478 of the textbook), then you multiply the numerator and denominator by the _____ _____ _____ of the subexpressions.
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on September 4 Wednesday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 7.6.11, 7.6.13, 7.6.25, 7.6.27, 7.6.39, 7.6.41, 7.6.43, 7.6.45, 7.6.47, 7.6.49, 7.6.51.
6. Rational equations:
• Reading from (mostly) the textbook:
• Skim: Section 6.6 (pages 409–415);
• My notes on rational equations.
• Section 7.7 (pages 481–490);
• Section 7.8 through the beginning of Subsection 1 (pages 493&494);
• Exercises due on September 4 Wednesday (submit these here on Canvas):
1. Fill in the blank with an appropriate term: A _____ equation is an equation where both sides are rational expressions.
2. True or false: After solving a rational equation, even if you're sure that you didn't make any mistakes, you generally still need to check your solutions.
3. Fill in the blanks with appropriate variables: If A/B = C/D, then A___ = B___.
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on September 6 Friday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 7.7.15, 7.7.17, 7.7.19, 7.7.21, 7.7.23, 7.7.25, 7.7.27, 7.7.29, 7.7.31, 7.7.33, 7.7.47, 7.7.49, 7.7.51, 7.7.53, 7.8.19, 7.8.21, 7.8.29.
7. Word problems with division:
• Reading from the textbook:
• Skim: Section 6.7 (pages 417–421);
• Read: The rest of Section 7.8 (pages 494–502).
• Exercises due on September 6 Friday (submit these here on Canvas):
1. True or false: If the angles in two geometric figures are equal, then their corresponding lengths are also equal.
2. True or false: If the angles in two geometric figures are equal, then their corresponding lengths are proportional.
3. If a job can be completed in 4 hours, then what is the rate at which the job is completed, in jobs per hour?
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on September 9 Monday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 7.8.41, 7.8.43, 7.8.45, 7.8.47, 7.8.49, 7.8.51, 7.8.53, 7.8.55, 7.8.57, 7.8.61, 7.8.67, 7.8.69, 7.8.73, 7.8.79.
Quiz 1, covering the material in Problem Sets 1–7, is available on September 13 Friday and due on September 16 Monday.

### Systems of equations and inequalities

1. Systems of equations:
• Reading from the textbook: Section 4.1 through Subsection 3 (pages 249–255).
• Exercises due on September 9 Monday (submit these here on Canvas):
1. Answer Yes or No: Suppose that you have a system of equations and a point that might be a solution. If the point is a solution to one equation in the system but not a solution to another equation in the system, then is that point a solution to the system of equations?
2. Given a system of two equations in the two variables x and y, if the graphs of the two equations intersect at (and only at) the point (3, 5), then what is the solution of the system? (Give explicitly the value of x and the value of y.)
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on September 11 Wednesday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 4.1.17, 4.1.19, 4.1.21, 4.1.39, 4.1.41, 4.1.43, 4.1.45, 4.1.59, 4.1.61, 4.1.63, 4.1.65.
2. Solving systems of equations:
• Reading from (mostly) the textbook:
• Section 4.2 through Subsection 1 (pages 260–264);
• Section 4.3 through Subsection 1 (pages 268–272);
• My notes on systems of equations.
• Exercises due on September 11 Wednesday (submit these here on Canvas):
1. Fill in the blanks:
1. If a system of equations has no solutions, then the system is _____;
2. If a system of linear equations has the same number of variables as equations, then it is _____ if and only if it has exactly one solution.
2. Consider the system of equations consisting of x + 3y = 4 (equation 1) and 2x + 3y = 5 (equation 2).
1. If I solve equation (1) for x to get x = 4 − 3y and apply this to equation (2) to get 2(4 − 3y) + 3y = 5 (and continue from there), then what method am I using to solve this system?
2. If instead I multiply equation (1) by −2 to get −2x − 6y = −8 and combine this with equation (2) to get −3y = −3 (and continue from there), then what method am I using to solve this system?
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on September 13 Friday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 4.2.13, 4.2.15, 4.2.17, 4.2.23, 4.2.25, 4.2.35, 4.2.37, 4.2.39, 4.2.41, 4.3.13, 4.3.15, 4.3.17, 4.3.27, 4.3.29, 4.3.31, 4.3.35, 4.3.47, 4.3.49, 4.3.55.
3. Word problems with multiple variables:
• Reading from the textbook:
• Subsection 4.1.4 (pages 256&257);
• Subsection 4.2.2 (page 265);
• Subsection 4.3.2 (page 273);
• Section 4.4 (pages 277–282).
• Exercises due on September 18 Wednesday (submit these here on Canvas):
1. If an angle has a measure of x°, while its complement has a measure of y°, then what equation holds between x and y?
2. If an angle has a measure of x°, while its supplement has a measure of y°, then what equation holds between x and y?
3. If d is the distance travelled by an object travelling at a constant speed r for a period of time t, then what equation holds between d, r, and t? (Write this equation without using division.)
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on September 20 Friday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 4.2.53, 4.3.69, 4.3.71, 4.4.9, 4.4.11, 4.4.13, 4.4.15, 4.4.19, 4.4.23, 4.4.25, 4.4.27, 4.4.29, 4.4.31, 4.4.33, 4.4.35.
4. Mixture problems:
• Reading from the textbook: Section 4.5 (pages 284–291).
• Exercises due on September 20 Friday (submit these here on Canvas):
1. Suppose that you have c children, paying \$1 each, and a adults, paying \$5 each; write down an algebraic expression for the total amount paid by these people, in dollars.
2. Suppose that you have x kilograms of an item worth \$1/kg and y kilograms of an item worth \$5/kg; write down an algebraic expression for the total value of these items, in dollars.
3. Suppose that you have x litres of a 1% solution (by volume) and y litres of a 5% solution; write down an algebraic expression for the total volume of the pure solute, in litres.
4. Suppose that you have p pennies (worth 1 cent each) and n nickels (worth 5 cents each); write down an algebraic expression for the total value of these coins, and indicate what unit you are using for this value.
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on September 23 Monday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 4.5.9, 4.5.11, 4.5.13, 4.5.15, 4.5.17, 4.5.19, 4.5.21, 4.5.23, 4.5.25, 4.5.27, 4.5.29, 4.5.35, 4.5.37.
5. Compound inequalities:
• Reading from (mostly) the textbook:
• Skim: Section 2.8 (pages 148–157);
• My notes on inequalities;
• Section 8.6 (through Objective 3) (pages 574–580).
• Exercises due on November 23 Tuesday (submit these here on Canvas): Which of these statements are always true and which are always false?
1. x ≤ 4 and x > 5;
2. x ≥ 2 or x < 3;
3. 7 ≤ x < 6.
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on November 30 Tuesday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 8.6.43, 8.6.45, 8.6.47, 8.6.49, 8.6.51, 8.6.53, 8.6.55, 8.6.57, 8.6.59, 8.6.67, 8.6.69, 8.6.71, 8.6.73, 8.6.81, 8.6.83, 8.6.85, 8.6.87, 8.6.89, 8.6.91, 8.6.93.
6. Absolute value:
• Reading from (mostly) the textbook:
• Exercises due on November 30 Tuesday (submit these here on Canvas): Fill in the blanks with equations or inequalities (possibly compound) that don't involve absolute values:
1. |u| < a is equivalent to _____.
2. |u| ≤ a is equivalent to _____.
3. |u| > a is equivalent to _____ or _____.
4. |u| ≥ a is equivalent to _____ or _____.
5. If a ≥ 0, then |u| = a is equivalent to _____ or _____.
6. |u| = |v| is equivalent to _____ or _____.
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on December 2 Thursday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 8.7.43, 8.7.47, 8.7.49, 8.7.51, 8.7.53, 8.7.55, 8.7.57, 8.7.59, 8.7.61, 8.7.63, 8.7.65, 8.7.69, 8.7.71, 8.7.73, 8.7.75, 8.7.77, 8.7.85, 8.7.87, 8.7.89, 8.7.91, 8.7.103, 8.7.105, 8.7.107, 8.7.109.
7. Word problems with inequalities and absolute values:
• Reading from the textbook:
• Section 8.6 Objective 4 (pages 580&581);
• Section 8.7 Objective 4 (pages 591&592).
• Reading Homework due on December 2 Thursday: TBA.
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on December 7 Tuesday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 8.6.101, 8.6.103, 8.6.105, 8.6.107, 8.6.109, 8.7.121, 8.7.123, 8.7.125, 8.7.127.
Quiz 2, covering the material in Problem Sets 7–13, is available after class on October 28 Thursday and due before class on November 2 Tuesday.

### Roots and radicals

1. Roots:
• Reading from (mostly) the textbook:
• Skim: Section 9.1 (pages 616–619);
• Section 9.2 (pages 620–626);
• My notes on roots.
• Exercises due on September 30 Thursday (submit these here on Canvas):
1. In the expression nb, the real number b is the _____, and the natural number n is the _____.
2. Under which of the following conditions is nb (the principal real nth root of b) defined (as a real number)? Answer Yes or No for each.
1. When n is even and b is positive;
2. When n is even and b is negative;
3. When n is odd and b is positive;
4. When n is odd and b is negative.
3. Write nb using a fractional exponent.
4. Assuming that m/n is a rational number in lowest terms, write bm/n using only roots and powers with integer exponents.
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on October 5 Tuesday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 9.1.33, 9.1.35, 9.1.37, 9.2.37, 9.2.39, 9.2.41, 9.2.43, 9.2.45, 9.2.51, 9.2.73, 9.2.75, 9.2.93, 9.2.95, 9.2.97, 9.2.99, 9.2.109, 9.2.111, 9.2.113, 9.2.47, 9.2.49, 9.2.101, 9.2.103, 9.2.105.
2. Simplifying radical expressions:
• Reading from (mostly) the textbook:
• My notes on simplifying roots;
• Section 9.4 (pages 634–641);
• Optional: Section 9.3 (pages 628–632).
• Exercises due on October 5 Tuesday:
1. Simplify √(x2) without using roots or fractional exponents and without making any assumptions about x (besides that it's a real number).
2. Assuming that nanb exists (as a real number), express it as a single root.
3. Assuming that m√(nb) exists (as a real number), express it as a single root.
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on October 7 Thursday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 9.4.37, 9.4.39, 9.4.133, 9.3.69, 9.3.71, 9.3.75, 9.2.53, 9.2.55, 9.2.57, 9.2.107, 9.4.41, 9.4.43, 9.4.45, 9.4.47, 9.4.49, 9.4.119, 9.4.121, 9.4.123, 9.4.125, 9.4.127, 9.4.129, 9.4.131, 9.3.65, 9.3.87.
3. Arithmetic with roots:
• Reading from the textbook: Section 9.5 (pages 643–647).
• Exercises due o (submit these here on Canvas): October 7 Thursday:
1. As 2x + 3x = 5x, so 2√7 + 3√7 = _____.
2. As (x + 2)(x + 3) = x2 + 5x + 6, so (3x + 2)(3x + 3) = _____.
3. While x2 doesn't simplify, (√x)2 = _____.
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on October 12 Tuesday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 9.5.21, 9.5.25, 9.5.31, 9.5.33, 9.5.41, 9.5.53, 9.5.65, 9.5.67, 9.5.71, 9.5.75, 9.5.109.
4. Dividing radical expressions:
• Reading from the textbook: Section 9.6 (pages 649–653).
• Exercises due on October 12 Tuesday (submit these here on Canvas):
1. To rationalize the denominator of a/√b, multiply top and bottom by _____.
2. To rationalize the denominator of a/3b, multiply top and bottom by _____.
3. To rationalize the denominator of a/3(b2), multiply top and bottom by _____.
4. To rationalize the denominator of a/(√b + c), multiply top and bottom by _____.
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on October 14 Thursday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 9.6.13, 9.6.15, 9.6.17, 9.6.19, 9.6.21, 9.6.23, 9.6.25, 9.6.27, 9.6.29, 9.6.31, 9.6.33, 9.6.37, 9.6.41, 9.6.47, 9.6.51, 9.6.61.
5. Radical equations:
• Reading from the textbook: Section 9.8 (pages 662–667).
• Exercises due on October 14 Thursday (submit these here on Canvas):
1. Fill in the blank with an appropriate term: A _____ equation is an equation where one or both sides are radical expressions.
2. True or false: After solving a radical equation, even if you're sure that you didn't make any mistakes, you generally still need to check your solutions.
3. Fill in the blank with an equation that doesn't involve radicals: If a ≥ 0, then √u = a is equivalent to _____.
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on October 21 Thursday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 9.8.17, 9.8.19, 9.8.23, 9.8.33, 9.8.39, 9.8.43, 9.8.47, 9.8.51, 9.8.55, 9.8.57, 9.8.61, 9.8.105.
6. Complex numbers:
• Reading from the textbook: Section 9.9 (pages 670–678).
• Exercises due on October 21 Thursday:
1. Fill in the blank with a number: i2 = ___ (where i is the imaginary unit).
2. Fill in the blank with an algebraic expression: If a is a positive real number, then √(−a) = ___. (Write this so that the expression doesn't including any root operations whose outputs are imaginary.)
3. True or false: Every real number is also a complex number.
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on October 26 Tuesday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 9.9.25, 9.9.27, 9.9.29, 9.9.33, 9.9.35, 9.9.37, 9.9.39, 9.9.41, 9.9.43, 9.9.45, 9.9.51, 9.9.53, 9.9.55, 9.9.57, 9.9.81, 9.9.89, 9.9.95, 9.9.141.
Quiz 3, covering the material in Problem Sets 14–19, is available after class on October 28 Thursday and due before class on November 2 Tuesday.

### Quadratic equations and functions

1. Quadratic equations:
• Reading from (mostly) the textbook:
• Exercises due o (submit these here on Canvas): October 26 Tuesday:
1. Assuming that c > 0, solve x2 = c for x.
2. Starting from x2 + 2px, what do you add to complete the square?
3. Starting from x2 + bx, what do you add to complete the square?
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on October 28 Thursday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 10.1.19, 10.1.21, 10.1.23, 10.1.25, 10.1.27, 10.1.29, 10.1.31, 10.1.33, 10.1.45, 10.1.47, 10.1.49, 10.1.51, 10.1.53, 10.1.55, 10.1.57, 10.1.59, 10.1.61, 10.1.63, 10.1.65, 10.1.67.
2. The quadratic formula:
• Reading from (mostly) the textbook:
• Exercises due on November 2 Tuesday (submit these here on Canvas):
1. Assuming that a ≠ 0, solve ax2 + bx + c = 0 for x.
2. Fill in the blank with a vocabulary word: The _____ of ax2 + bx + c is b2 − 4ac.
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on November 4 Thursday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 10.2.23, 10.2.25, 10.2.27, 10.2.29, 10.2.31, 10.2.33, 10.2.35, 10.2.37, 10.2.39, 10.2.41, 10.2.43, 10.2.45, 10.2.47, 10.2.49.
3. Fancy equations:
• Reading from the textbook: Section 10.3 (pages 716–720).
• Exercises due on November 4 Thursday (submit these here on Canvas):
1. To turn 3x2 + 3x = 1 into a quadratic equation, substitute u = ___.
2. To turn 1/x2 + 1/x = 1 into a quadratic equation, substitute u = ___.
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on November 9 Tuesday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 10.2.71, 10.2.73, 10.2.75, 10.3.49, 10.3.51, 10.3.53, 10.3.55, 10.3.57, 10.3.59.
4. Word problems with quadratic equations and roots:
• Reading from the textbook:
• Subsection 10.1.4 (pages 697–699);
• Subsection 10.2.3 (pages 711&712).
• Exercises due on November 9 Tuesday:
1. Pythagorean Theorem: If a, b, and c are the lengths of the sides of a right triangle, with c the length of the side opposite the right angle, then what equation holds between a, b, and c?
2. If x2 = 4, where x is the length of a road in miles, then what is the length of the road?
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on November 11 Thursday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 10.1.75, 10.1.77, 10.1.83, 10.1.95, 10.1.97, 10.1.99, 10.2.87, 10.2.89, 10.2.93.
5. Relations:
• Reading from the textbook:
• Section 8.1 (pages 521–528);
• Section 8.2 (pages 531–535).
• Exercises due on (submit these here on Canvas): vember 11 Thursday:
1. The two number lines that mark the coordinates in a rectangular coordinate system are the coordinate _____, and the point where they intersect is the _____.
2. A point on a graph that is also on a coordinate axis is a(n) _____ of that graph.
3. The set of input values of a binary relation is its _____, and the set of output values is its _____.
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on November 16 Tuesday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 8.1.17, 8.1.19, 8.1.21, 8.1.23, 8.1.25, 8.1.33, 8.1.39, 8.1.45, 8.1.49, 8.1.53, 8.1.55, 8.1.57, 8.2.27, 8.2.29, 8.2.31.
6. Functions:
• Reading from the textbook: Section 8.3 (pages 538–546).
• Exercises due on November 16 Tuesday (submit these here on Canvas):
1. Fill in the blank with a number: A function can be interpreted as a relation in which each element of the domain is related to ____ element(s) of the range.
2. Fill in the blanks with variables: Given an equation in the variables x and y (in that order) and assuming that it can be solved for ___, the equation represents y as a function of x if and only if there is at most one solution for each value of ____.
3. Fill in the blank with a geometric word: The graph of a relation is the graph of a function if and only if every _____ line goes through the graph at most once.
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on November 18 Thursday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 8.3.35, 8.3.37, 8.3.39, 8.3.41, 8.3.43, 8.3.45, 8.3.47, 8.3.49, 8.3.51, 8.3.53, 8.3.55, 8.3.57, 8.3.59, 8.3.73, 8.3.75, 8.3.77, 8.3.79.
7. Graphs of functions:
• Reading from the textbook: Section 8.4 (pages 549–555).
• Exercises due on November 18 Thursday (submit these here on Canvas): Fill in the blanks with mathematical expressions:
1. If (3, 5) is a point on the graph of a function f, then f(___) = ___.
2. If g(2) = 4 for a function g, then _____ is a point on the graph of g.
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on November 23 Tuesday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 8.4.17, 8.4.19, 8.4.22, 8.4.31, 8.4.33, 8.4.37, 8.4.39, 8.4.51, 10.2.77.
8. Linear functions:
• Reading from the textbook:
• Section 8.5 (pages 560–568);
• Optional: Section 9.7 (pages 655–659).
• Exercises due on November 23 Tuesday (submit these here on Canvas):
1. A _____ function is a function whose graph is a line.
2. Every line in a coordinate plane is the graph of a function except for _____ lines.
3. Identify which of the following functions are linear. (Say Yes or No for each one.)
• f(x) = 3x − 2;
• g(x) = 3/x + 2;
• h(x) = 3/2.
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on November 30 Tuesday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 8.5.19, 8.5.21, 8.5.23, 8.5.25, 8.5.31, 8.5.33, 8.5.47, 8.5.49, 8.5.51, 8.5.57, 8.5.63.
9. Quadratic functions:
• Reading from (mostly) the textbook:
• Section 10.4 (pages 724–733);
• Section 10.5 (pages 736–746);
• My notes on quadratic functions.
• Exercises due on November 30 Tuesday (submit these here on Canvas): Suppose that f(x) = ax2 + bx + c for all x.
1. Fill in the blank with the name of a geometric shape: The graph of a f is a _____.
2. Fill in the blanks with algebraic formulas: The vertex of this graph has the coordinates (___, ___).
• Discuss this in the Next item.
• Exercises from the textbook due on December 2 Thursday (submit these through MyLab in the Next item after the discussion): 10.4.17, 10.4.19, 10.4.21, 10.4.23, 10.5.15, 10.5.17, 10.5.23, 10.5.25, 10.5.27, 10.5.29, 10.5.63, 10.5.65.
Quiz 4, covering the material in Problem Sets 20–28, is available after class on December 2 Thursday and due before class on December 7 Tuesday.

## Quizzes

1. Rational expressions:
• Date available: September 13 Friday.
• Date due: September 16 Monday.
• Corresponding problems sets: 1–7.
• Help allowed: Your notes, calculator.
• NOT allowed: Textbook, my notes, other people, websites, etc.
• Work to show: Submit a picture of your work here on Canvas, at least one intermediate step for each result.
2. Systems of equations and inequalities:
• Date available: October 11 Friday.
• Date due: October 16 Wednesday.
• Corresponding problems sets: TBA.
• Help allowed: Your notes, calculator.
• NOT allowed: Textbook, my notes, other people, websites, etc.
• Work to show: Submit a picture of your work here on Canvas, at least one intermediate step for each result except #1.
3. Roots and radicals:
• Date available: November 1 Friday.
• Date due: November 4 Monday.
• Corresponding problems sets: TBA.
• Help allowed: Your notes, calculator.
• NOT allowed: Textbook, my notes, other people, websites, etc.
• Work to show: Submit a picture of your work here on Canvas, at least one intermediate step for each result.
4. Quadratic equations and functions:
• Date available: November 25 Monday.
• Date due: December 2 Monday.
• Corresponding problems sets: TBA.
• Help allowed: Your notes, calculator.
• NOT allowed: Textbook, my notes, other people, websites, etc.
• Work to show: Submit a picture of your work here on Canvas, at least one intermediate step for each result. For #3, use any method and solve in the complex number system. For #8, include a table of values.

## Final exam

There is a comprehensive final exam at the end of the term. (You'll arrange to take it some time December 9–13.) To speed up grading at the end of the term, the exam is multiple choice and filling in blanks, with no partial credit.

For the exam, you may use one sheet of notes that you wrote yourself; please take a scan or a picture of this (both sides) and submit it on Canvas. However, you may not use your book or anything else not written by you. You certainly should not talk to other people! Calculators are allowed (although you shouldn't really need one), but not communication devices (like cell phones).

The exam consists of questions similar in style and content to those in the practice exam (DjVu TBA).

The final exam will be proctored. If you're near any of the three main SCC campuses (Lincoln, Beatrice, Milford), then you can schedule the exam at one of the Testing Centers; it will automatically be ready for you at Lincoln, but let me know if you plan to take it at Beatrice or Milford, so that I can have it ready for you there. If you have access to a computer with a webcam and mike, then you can take it using ProctorU for a small fee; let me know if you want to do this so that I can send you an invitation to schedule it. If you're near Lincoln, then we may be able to schedule a time for you to take the exam with me in person. If none of these will work for you, then contact me as soon as possible!

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