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In this self-paced course, learn how to use straightforward fundamental math and algebra approaches for real world situations. Sophia courses are available anytime, anywhere, and most can be accessed from any device.

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This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 15 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 6 Milestone assessments (these are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

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<p>By the end of the course, you'll be able to:</p> <ul><li>Solve basic arithmetic equations.</li><li>Simplify multi-step algebraic expressions.</li><li>Evaluate arithmetic expressions involving fractions and decimals.</li><li>Perform conversions between decimals, fractions, and percents to solve real-world problems.</li><li>Solve linear algebraic equations.</li><li>Solve linear inequality word problems.</li><li>Use the slope-intercept form to identify coordinates, slope, and lines on a graph.</li><li>Apply properties of exponents to simplify an expression.</li><li>Evaluate and simplify radical expressions.</li><li>Solve exponential and logarithmic equations.</li><li>Examine common paycheck questions such as gross versus net pay, deductions, and tax implications.</li><li>Use the power of simple and compound interest to determine the true cost/benefit of loans and investments.</li><li>Use probability concepts and techniques in problem solving.</li><li>Apply statistical processes to analyze and infer from research scenarios and graphs.</li><li>Calculate measures of central tendency to solve real-world problems.</li></ul>
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