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Business 110: Business Math
12 hours (10 weeks).
December 2012 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: compare and convert percentages, fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals; graph and solve 1- and 2- variable linear equations and quadratic functions using a variety of methods; compute slopes, midpoints, and distances using formulas; calculate probabilities for simple and compound events; identify and calculate statistical values such as mean, median, mode, range, and standard deviation; compute depreciation and report it on balance sheets; compare common terms pertaining to credit, interest, and purchases; solve interest, markups, markdowns, annual rates, and other financial equations; distinguish and calculate types of costs, ratios, stocks, and bonds; and demonstrate understanding of gross pay, net pay, taxes, and exchange rates.
Methods of instruction include audiovisual materials. Major topics include number sense; linear equations and inequalities; graphing and evaluating equations and functions; quadratic equations and functions; probability and statistics for business math; depreciation/salvage values; interest and purchases; financial analysis and business math applications.
In the lower division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business Administration, Marketing, Finance, Healthcare Administration, or as a general education elective (12/16).