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MAT 121 - College Algebra

This course assumes proficiency with material in MAT 081. Topics extended to the college level include: real numbers, exponents and radicals, polynomials and factoring, fractional expressions, equations and inequalities, functions and their graphs, conic sections, and systems of equations and inequalities. New topics include: zeros of polynomial functions, rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, matrices, sequences, and the Binomial Theorem. This course requires a graphing calculator.
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Either High School Math 3 with grades of C or higher, or both a geometry prerequisite (either MAT 076 with grade of C or higher or one year of high school geometry with grades of C or higher) and an algebra prerequisite (either MAT 081 with a grade of C or higher or two years of high school algebra with grades of C or higher or appropriate placement score).
Sauk Valley Community College: 173 IL RT 2 Dixon, IL 61021 Phone: 8152885511