This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.
Math Proficiency SelfAssessment
The following selfassessment will allow you to determine your math preparedness for
CHEM1251. Work each of the following calculations, algebraic manipulations or word
problems and check your answers with those given at the end of the document. It’s
suggested that you work alone and without the aid of any resources. If you have difficulty
with these problems, please seek help (math tutor, office hours, help room) in order to
achieve the level of math skills presumed for this class.
1. What is the numerical result of each of the following computations? Where possible
estimate an answer first and then determine the value expressed to the correct
number of significant figures. Express your result in both scientific notation and
expanded form.
a. 236
4
b. The square root of 6.892
c. The cube root 9.00
d. 1025
1/5
e. The quantity 1.245x10
4
squared
f. 2.89
1
g. (1.5x10
3
)( 1.82x10
12
)
h.
This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.
View Full Document
This is the end of the preview. Sign up
to
access the rest of the document.
This note was uploaded on 12/10/2009 for the course CHEM 1111 at Colorado.
 '08
 ROBERTPARSON
 Chemistry

Click to edit the document details