MAT117 Week 9 Discussion 1
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MAT117 Week 9 Discussion 1

Course: MAT 117, Spring 2013

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Week 9 DQ 1 1) From the concepts you have learned in this course, provide a real-world application of something that you think has been the most valuable to you? Why has it been valuable? 2) How do you think you will use the information you learned in this course in the future? 3) Which concepts will be most important to you? Explain why. 4) Which do you anticipate will be the least important? Explain why....

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9 Week DQ 1 1) From the concepts you have learned in this course, provide a real-world application of something that you think has been the most valuable to you? Why has it been valuable? 2) How do you think you will use the information you learned in this course in the future? 3) Which concepts will be most important to you? Explain why. 4) Which do you anticipate will be the least important? Explain why. RESPONSE 1 1) From the concepts you have learned in this course, provide a real-world application of something that you think has been the most valuable to you? Why has it been valuable? From the concepts that I have learned in this course, algebra in this class has showed me that it can be a useful tool that can be used in various amount of ways. First of off to start out with that math can be used to determine things like distance, measurement, and percentage. The use of equations has helped better my knowledge solving quadtraic, polynomial and radical equations. The concept in how it has provided a real-world application to myself is how I will be able to use rational expressions to solve like baking and cooking and also calculating my past and taxes. The my math lab helped me a lot with equations because it gave examples that explained how to solve each problem making it easier for me while taking my tests because I was already was doing them and had notes to help me out. Also the use of mymath lab helped break the equations in steps making it less complex and easier to understand. I suggest that students taking this course are well organized and very good with keeping up with due dates and studying. 2) How do you think you will use the information you learned in this course in the future? The way I think I will use the information I have learned in this course will be applied to any type of jobs that require me to use math. Right now currently Im in the army so I will not be using any of the concept that I have learned in this class, but I hope to use them later in the future to better myself and keep it in the brain as a reminder. 3) Which concepts will be most important to you? Explain why. The main concept to me that will be most important will be the quadratic equations . The reason I say that quadratic equations is most important, is because they were the easiest of all the concepts to solve for me and didnt give me that much of an issue. 4) Which do you anticipate will be the least important? Explain why. Well to me the one concept that I feel will be least important to me is trying to solve radical equations. For some odd reason when it came to solving radical equations I just had issues solving them. As much as i looked over my notes and tried following examples it still would not come out right. RESPONSE 2 A real world application for my future career in accounting would be compounding interest. A client has $1,500 to put into an interest account. They want to know how much annual interest is paid and how much would be in the account after five years. We compound monthly with an annual rate of 6%. To find out how much is in the account after five years we know there are 12 months in a year and 5 years of compounding. The account would compound 60 times. P = 1500 r=0.06 n=12 t=5. The formula: A = P(1 + r/n)^nt. A = 1500(1 + 0.06/12)^12*5. A=1500(1.005)^60. A = $2023.28 I will use some algebra in the future because my accounting career will deal with a lot of math. We will need to know How formulas. to plug in the correct numbers. We will double check our work. We may have two numbers and need to find a third. We will use percentages, interest, maybe even log and exponents. I feel the concepts of interest and percent change will be beneficial in my future. They will come in handy when we deal with interest on accountants and how much a client will gain and maybe to choose the best solution to saving and investing money. Percent change will help when we look at annual amounts and how they changed from year to year. The concept I feel would be least important would be quadratic formulas and functions. I do not see that being used in accounting from what I have learned so far. RESPONSE 3 From the concepts that I have learned throughout this course, I would say that in Chapter 5 and Chapter 12, in these chapters it explains that you can figure out compound interest for a savings account using as expression. I am sure I will always have a savings account and now I know how to make more off of the money I put into my account in the future by using concepts that I have learned in this class. I am going into the accounting field so I think that concepts that help me figure out compound interest and wages are the most important concepts that I have learned. When I first started this course I thought that I would not use any of the concepts again but I am seeing more and more how the concepts are used in everyday life. The concept that I anticipate will be the least important is multiplying and dividing fractions. RESPONSE 4 Of the concepts we learned throughout this class, I think the quadratic equations is something I will use now and in the future. We can use a lot of the information we learned for many reasons. An example is when doing home remodeling we can use the quadratic equations to add more patio room, or measure the diagonal of a window to change the glass. It is a great way to measure and determine what amount of supplies I will need to complete the work at hand. The other concept we learned that I think I will use a lot in life, is proportions. In every aspect of life, there is a way to use proportions. Whether it is cooking, making a cleaning solution, putting gas, or determining how much money will be left after bill paying, ratios and proportions are found everywhere. I think we learned this when we were little, but after taking this class, we learned a harder approach with variables. The concept that I think will be less important in life, is graphing. I am still confused about how to graph sometimes and I don't think I will use graphing of information in any profession I go into. RESPONSE 5 The concept that I believe will be the most valuable in my future were quadratic equations. Quadratic equations can determine a variety of solutions to a mathematical problem that has multiple terms. Quadratic equations can also be used to determine areas for a variety of things including cooking areas and temperatures, restaurant space, and home projects. I will use different concepts that I learned in this course to aid me with labor rates, efficiency, and later in life when I want to open my own restaurant. I do not see myself using radicals and logarithms in the near future, if at all. Many of the concepts we have learned have real world application but do not need to be used in those applications. Some of the applications could be reduced to simple math and hands on trial.
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