You will write a final examination at the end of the semester, a
3
hour paper.
Your final mark: 30 %
CA and
70 %
Examination
Examination Admission
Apart from the regulations hereunder, you should also study your COLL Yearbook 2020, which contains
important information and regulations about admission to the examination.
You need at least a
40%
semester mark to write the examination
The final mark is made up of a 30:70 ratio, 30% of your semester mark and 70% of the examnation mark
with a sub-minimum of 50% in the semester examination.
A final mark of at least 50% (calculated from the semester mark and examination) has to be obtained to
pass the course

TUTORIAL LETTER
SEMESTER 1/2020
MATHEMATICS FOR ECONOMISTS 1A
MFE511S
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Student Notice:
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critical information that is communicated via sms. Please ensure that you log onto Moodle
regularly!!
For information pertaining to your Student Support Officer, kindly consult the DE Pocket Guide on
the COLL website (COLL Announcements
–
COLL Manuals).
Assignment submission dates can be found in the Distance Education Information Manual with
Assignment due dates, which is available on the COLL Website (COLL Announcements
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Manuals)

TUTORIAL LETTER
SEMESTER 1/2020
MATHEMATICS FOR ECONOMISTS 1A
MFE511S
5
ASSIGNMENT 01
This assignment covers the following units/modules/topics
Review of basic algebra
Exponents and logarithmic functions
Economic application of functions and graphs
The learning outcomes for this specific assignment is:
To have students reinforce their understanding of algebraic concepts to prepare them for calculus.
Assignment one also aims to introduce functions and graphs and how they can be applied in Economics.
Assignment instructions/requirements here
Answer all the questions in both assignments
Written work should be clear and legible
Credit will only be given for logical and systematic presentation of solutions
Correct answers without calculation steps will not attract full marks
Avoid copying work from others as this may lead to nullification of assignment marks
ASSIGNMENT 01
Question 1 (Review of Basic Algebra)
–
Total Marks: 25
1.1
Determine
the
degree
of
the
polynomial
2
2
3
2
3
4
6
3
2
4
2
6
9
–
11
4
x y
x y z
x yz
xy z
y
z
[2]
1.2
Simplify the expression
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
a
b
c
a
ab
ac
bc
a
ac
c
a
ab
ac
bc
a
b
c
a
c
[6]
1.3
Solve the following indicial equation in
𝑥
:
2
2
8
1
1
1
20
20
x
x
[5]
1.4
Make
𝑥
the subject of
5
2
7
x
[3]