# Math 103I Backgrounds Topic List

(work still in progress-last change 8-21-99)

The second part of the Math Placement Exam (MPT) covers intermediate algebra, commonly called "Algebra 2" in high school. A score of 15 or more out of 20 questions will satisfy the Math 103I requirement for demonstrating mastery of intermediate algebra to complete the course. A scientific calculator is allowed in the test, but not a graphing calculator, a calculator with an alpha- numeric keypad or a lap-top computer.

The following list of topics is described in terms of the textbook currently used in Math 42 and Math 44, Elementary  and Intermediate Algebra 2nd Edition by Bittinger, Ellenbogen and Johnson.

At the end of this page there is a list of recommended review/work problems from the same text that should provide a good list of exercises for developing mastery of most of these topics.

1.1-1.8    Real numbers and operations with them; Definition of absolute values
2.1,2.2    Linear equations
2.3        Formulas
2.4,2.5    Applications and problem solving
2.6,2.7    Solving linear inequalities
9.1-9.2   Inequalities & set notation
9.3        Equations and inequalities with absolute value
***Geometry Supplement***
6.1-6.3 Figures, angle sum, perim., rectangle area
6.4-6.6 Circles, areas, volumes, angle relationships
6.7-6.9 Congruence, similarity
***End of Geometry Supplement***
3.1,3.2    Cartesian coordinates and graphing lines
3.3-3.5    Slope of a line
p743-5     Distance and midpoints
8.1        Forms of Linear Equations
8.2        2x2 systems
8.3        Some applications of 2x2 systems
4.1,4.9    Scientific notation
4.4        Multiplication of polynomials
4.5        Common factors and factors by grouping
Factoring special polynomials
Factoring trinomials
Strategies of factoring
4.7        Division of polynomials
6.1        Simplification of rational expressions
6.2        Multiplication and division of rational expressions
6.5,6.6    Complex fractions
6.7        Equations and inequalities with rational expressions
Variation
10.4       Multiplication and division of radical expressions
10.2       Rational exponents
10.7       Applications
10.8       Complex numbers
11.1       Solving the quadratic equation by factoring
11.2       Solving the quadratic equation by completing square
11.3       Applications and problem solving
12.1,12.6  Exponential equations
12.3,12.6  Logarithmic equations
12.4,12.5  Properties of logarithms

Math 103I

Algebra II Backgrounds

Recommended Problems

 Sec Page Problems Chap 1 61 Chapter 1 Test (All) Chap 2 117 Chapter 2 Test (All) 6.1 6.2 6.3 275 281 285 ***Geometry Supplement*** 3,5,7,25,31,33,35,41,43,47 3,5,9,13,15,19 3,5,11,13,19,23,27 6.4 6.5 6.6 291 297 305 5,7,15,21,23,25 3,7,11,15,17,23,27,33,37,43 5,7,9,11,15,17,19,23,31,33 6.7 6.8 6.9 317 325 333 3,5,7,9,13,15,17,19,21 3,7,9,11,15,17,23,27,29,31,35,43,45,53 3,7,11,13,15,17,25 ***End of Geometry Supplement*** 3.1 3.2 125 135 3,7,11,15,19,23,27,31,35,41,55,59 3,7,11,17,21,27,41,45 3.3 3.5 144 164 1,3,15,19,23,29,35,45,47,49,65 3,7,11,13,17,25,31,39,41,43,47,49 4.1 4.2 4.3 182 189 197 7,19,23,27,35,39,59,65,71 19,21,35,37,43,53,59,73 9,13,29,41,43,55,59,61 4.4 205 7,9,11,31,33,39,49,57,61,69,81 4.7 227 1,5,11,13,23,31,33 4.9 239 3,7,11,15,19,37,41,69,73,81,93,97,101,107,111,113,117,119,121 5.1 5.2 253 259 7,13,17,21,23,27,35,41,61 3,11,15,19,27,37,49,57,67,77 5.3 268 3,9,19,27,29,39,53,57,83,85 5.4 275 3,7,17,27,31,35,41-44,57,67,77,87,97,99 5.6 286 7,17,29,37,43,55,65,87,93 5.7 292 1,7,9,11,13,17,23,29,37,39,49,53,55,57,69 5.8 300 3,7,11,13,15,25,29,42,49,51 6.1 6.2 314 318 3,7,11,15,17,25,29,35,39,45,51 3,7,13,17,21,25,29,37,43,49 6.3 6.4 327 335 3,13,15,21,23,39,61,63 7,15,21,27,35,45,57,59,65,69,83 6.5 341 21-37 odd, 49,51 6.6 346 1,5,9,15,21,23,27,29,31,33,39,45,49 6.7 354 3,7,11,17,21,25,27,31,35,41,47 6.8 362 1,2,5,11,19,25,31,47,48 8.1 8.2 430 439 3,5,9,11,13,15,23,31,39,43,59,61 1,7,9,15,21,29,33,35,41 8.3 450 21,25,29,33,37,39,61 9.1 9.2 494 504 9,11,19,21,33,35,39,41,43,45,53,55 1,3,7,11,12,15,17,45,47,61,83 9.3 513 1,9,15,17,23,27,35,45,71,81,83 10.1 10.2 544 550 9,11,15,17,19,21,31,33,39,45,53,55 3,5,13,23,31,35,37,43,47,49,51,59,61,73,85,93 10.3 10.4 557 563 9,13,19,25,39,43,63,69,71,79,85,101 5,9,17,29,35,37,43,49,55,61,71 10.6 10.7 576 582 1,13,25,33,35,39 1,7,11,19,21,31,35,37 10.8 590 1,13,17,19,27,37,41,43,55,61,73,83 11.1 11.2 605 611 1,9,13,19,21,63,69,87 3,11,15,17,21,23,27,31,33