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Exam #1 Review Sheet Math 203 — Spring 2011 Fred Bourgoin The exam will consist of questions similar to the ones found in HW #1 and HW #2, or presented in class. You will be given 75 minutes to complete the exam. No notes or calculators will be allowed. Listed below are the skills you need to possess. Chapter 1: Algebra and Problem Solving Translate phrases and sentences into algebra. Evaluate expressions using the order of operations. Calculate expressions involving absolute values. Solve equations. There will be no word problems (section 1.4). Solve a formula for a specified letter. Simplify expressions using the laws of exponents. There will be no problems on scientific notation (section 1.7). Chapter 2: Graphs, Functions, and Linear Equations
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Unformatted text preview: • Be familiar with the Cartesian coordinate system. • Graph equations and functions by plotting points. • Understand the concept of a function. • Evaluate a function at a specified number. • Find the slope of a line from its graph. • Understand what the sign of the slope of a line tells you about its graph. • Graph a line from either two points or one point and the slope. • Find the slope of a line through two given points. • Find an equation for a line given either two points or one point and the slope. • Find equations for vertical and horizontal lines. • Determine the x- and y-intercepts of a line. • Determine if two lines are parallel, perpendicular, or neither. • Skip section 2.6....
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