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You’ll get familiar with the basic precalculus required for college or undergraduate-level studies, notably: factoring and division; sets and set operations; reasoning and proofs; functions and graphs; and equations and inequalities.

Through this course you’ll gain the foundation to support further mathematical studies, or improve your use of mathematics in everyday life.

**What topics will you cover?**

- Numbers: integers, rationals, real numbers, absolute value, induction.

- Functions: graphs, integer powers, roots and radicals, rational powers.

- Algebra: polynomials and their roots, quadratic polynomials, polynomial division, finding roots, binomial coefficients.

- Equations: types of equations, equivalence, polynomial equations, equations involving a radical, equations with several radicals/with absolute values, equations in several variables.

- Inequalities: linear and polynomial inequalities, inequalities involving radicals and absolute values.

**What will you achieve?**

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- The basic arithmetic of numbers, including absolute value and radicals

- The standard notation for sets and set operations

- Elements of mathematical reasoning and proofs

- Types of functions and their graphs

- Polynomials: roots, factoring, and division

- Equations and inequalites

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