Are you ready for Technical mathematics (MTH 131), Quantitative Reasoning (MTH 154), Statistical Reasoning (MTH 155) or Algebra?

The purpose of this review is to verify your readiness these math courses. You do not need to solve these problems. Simply review them and answer the three questions at the end.

1. Simplify the following expressions:

a.

-6 + (-2)

-3 + 1

b. (-2)^{3} + (-3)(2)

c. 9^{1}⁄_{4} - 2^{2}⁄_{3}

2. Answer the following problems involving percents:
a. What is 40% of 380?
b. What percent of 80 is 72?
c. Convert 0.3 to a percent.

3. Solve each equation.
a. 2x + 6 = 5
b. 3x = 6
c. 3(x - 5) = 4

4. Plot the point (-3,4) on the coordinate plane below.

^{5}

^{4}

^{3}

^{2}

^{1}

^{-5}

^{-4}

^{-3}

^{-2}

^{-1}

^{0}

^{1}

^{2}

^{3}

^{4}

^{5}

^{-1}

^{-2}

^{-3}

^{-4}

^{-5}

5. Write the following numbers in scientific notation.
a. 0.00345
b. 324,567,000

6. Write the following scientific numbers in standard notation.
a. 1.23 x 10^{5}
b. 3.67 x 10^{-4}

Now that you've completed the Quantitative Reasoning/Statistical Reasoning/Algebra review, please answer the following questions:

MTH 131/154/155/Algebra Questions

1. Do the math problems above look familiar to you? * Required

Yes

No

2. Have you learned these types of problems in prior math classes? * Required

Yes

No

3. If you reviewed this material, would you be able to solve most of these problems? * Required

Yes

No

General Course Placement Recommendations: MTH 131

General Course Placement Recommendations: MTH 154/155/Algebra

Are you ready for Pre-Calculus I (MTH 161)?

The purpose of this review is to verify your readiness for MTH 161. You do not need to solve these problems. Simply review them and answer the three questions at the end.

1. Simplify the following expressions:

a.

40x^{3}y^{3}

5x^{4}y

b. (-2x^{3}y^{6})^{3}

c. (5a^{2}b^{3}) · (3b^{2}c^{3})

2. Given f(x) = -x^{2} + 6x - 11, identify the vertex, x- and y- intercepts and sketch the graph.

3. Factor the following completely.

a. 3b^{3} - 15b^{2} - 42b
b. 8x^{3}z - 27y^{6}z
c. 4x^{2} - 8x - 16

4. Solve the following equations.

a. 2x^{2} = x + 3

b. √ x + 3 = 5

c.

3

+

2

=

3

x

x + 1

x + 1

5. Solve the inequality and sketch your solution on a number line.
2x - 3 < 3x + 5

6. Find the equation of the line in Slope-intercept form passing through the points (-2,5) and (0,2)

Now that you've completed the Pre-Calculus I review, please answer the following questions:

MTH 161 Questions

1. Do the math problems above look familiar to you? * Required

Yes

No

2. Have you learned these types of problems in prior math classes? * Required

Yes

No

3. If you reviewed this material, would you be able to solve most of these problems? * Required

Yes

No

General Course Placement Recommendations: MTH 161

Are you ready for ENG 111?

The purpose of this review is to verify your readiness for ENG 111. Please review the following sample assignment then answer the three questions below:

Research Paper: Defining and Analyzing a Problem
You will write a 4-5 page paper that clearly defines a particular local, state, or global problem or challenge and provides related background information to increase our understanding as to the nature of the problem. You are encouraged to choose a local, state, or global issue in which you have a strong interest. First, you will define why and how it is a problem. The purpose here is not to
solve the problem, but rather (1) to be objective in defining its origins and (2) to analyze its constituent parts in order to our understanding of it.

Description:
Our starting point for this assignment is the inventor and researcher Charles Kettering’s famous quote: “A problem well-stated is a problem half-solved.” During class, we have been discussing different types of issues and their effects on society, persons, education, medical care, and so on. You will now choose an issue and proceed with finding and discussing related research. The result of your work will be a deeper understanding of the problem. You will define the issue through researching and analyzing it impacts and background.

Throughout your paper, you will introduce and discuss quoted, paraphrased, and/or summarized
passages. You will make sure to write in complete paragraphs, including (where appropriate) a
thesis, introduction, body paragraphs, conclusion, and Works Cited or Reference page (depending
upon whether you are using MLA or APA documentation).

Now that you've reviewed the sample assignment, please answer the following questions:

ENG 111 Questions

1. Are you able to write focused, organized 2-3 page essays and edit them so they are nearly free of errors? * Required

Yes

No

2. Are you able to read and analyze college-level texts? * Required

Yes

No

3. After reviewing the sample assignment, would you feel comfortable completing this assignment on your own with minimal support? * Required

Yes

No

General Course Placement Recommendations: ENG 111

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