Unit Two

Unit Two

# Basic Algebraic Operations

Unit Objective:
Identify variables, coefficients, and like terms; simplify expressions involving positive,negative, and zero exponents using exponential rules; add, subtract, and multiply polynomials; divide polynomials using long division; solve linear equations with integeror rational coefficients; solve literal equations.

*All assignments are in Basic Technical Mathematics With Calculus 7th edition by Allyn J. Washington, 2000.

Method of Evaluation:
The unit test will be a pencil and paper quiz taken at your class site. The test will be administered by the instructor or by a proctor. Please see the course schedule for the exact time and date of the unit test.

Objective One
Be able to recognize coefficients and terms. Simplify expressions by removing parenthesesand adding and subtracting like terms.

• Read 1.7, pages 26 - 29.
• Complete Work Exercises 1.7, page 29 #1 - 27 (odd), 31 - 43 (odd).
• Quick Review sheet 2-1.

Objective Two
Be able to multiply polynomials.

Objective Three
Be able to divide polynomials (single term division). Reduce or separate terms and reduce.Divide polynomials using long division when dividing by more than one term.

Objective Four
Be able to solve first degree equations.

Objective Five
Be able to solve literal equations.

• Read 1.11, pages 38 - 40.
• Complete Work Exercises 1.11, page 40 #1 - 17 (odd), 25 - 35 (odd).
• Quick Review sheet 2-5.

Objective Six
Be able to solve applied verbal problems.