Algebra Course

Course Level 1: Introductory

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Estimated Study Time: 120+ hours

Course Number: RWM102

Offered by: Saylor Academy

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Algebra allows us to solve many different types of calculations by using basic formulas and steps that work regardless of the specific numbers in the problem. For example, we can use an algebraic formula to calculate a monthly payment or to pay off a loan of any size using a given interest rate.

In this course, we explore how to use standard mathematical and business formulas, and how to translate verbal descriptions into mathematical equations to establish relationships and create predictions. In the later units, we explore how to use graphs to make these same predictions. You can apply the problem solving strategies we discuss in this course to business, science, and many other fields.

To succeed in this introductory course you should know how to perform operations with real numbers, including negative numbers, fractions, and decimals. Be sure to review RWM101: Foundations of Real World Math if you need a refresher!

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