# MTH 131 : Elements of College Mathematics

Topics for this course include linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions; break-even analysis; matrix algebra; simplex method of linear programming; and the mathematics of finance. Prerequisite: Introductory Algebra Competency. Three lecture hours per week.
Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning.
3 credits Fall, Summer

## Course Outcomes

- Solve application problems for linear equations, specifically Supply and Demand and Break Even Analysis.
- Solve systems of Linear Equations using matrices.
- Determine the solution of a linear programming problem using both graphical method and the simplex method.
- Demonstrate knowledge of financial mathematics that includes determining which formula to use, using the formula correctly, and understanding the answer.