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Fall 2020
Jan 25, 2021
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MA 15555 - Quantitative Reasoning
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course will cover important mathematical ideas, including proportion, weighted averages, linear models, exponential models, basic probability and statistics, and some algebra, by using concrete real-world problems. It will not be a prerequisite for any other mathematics course. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

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Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Lecture, Recitation
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Offered By: College of Science
Department: Mathematics

Course Attributes:
Core Transfer Library, Lower Division, GTC-Quantitative Reasoning, UC-Quantitative Reasoning

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette
      New Albany
      South Bend

Learning Outcomes: 1. Learn proportion and how to apply it to unit conversions, percentage, sales tax and discounts, and inflation. 2. Learn weighted averages and how they apply to the consumer price index and other examples. 3. Learn paradoxes involving weighted averages. 4. Learn linear models and how they apply to electricity bills, income taxes, and climate change. 5. Learn exponential growth and how it applies to compound interest and other financial issues. 6. Learn basic probability theory and how it applies to insurance and games of chance. 7. Learn how algebra is related to the other things learned.

ALEKS Math Assessment 045 or SATR Math 530 or SAT Mathematics 500 or ACT Math 21

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