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# Prerequisite Materials for CSCI 150

#### The brush-up materials for CSCI 150 are in three parts:

**(1) The document "Problems for CSCI 150" below comes from the Coordinator and gives a very detailed description of the types of problems you should be able to solve in this course: **Problems for CSCI 150

**(2) The PDFs below include some brush-up skills on selected topics.**

Solving Quadratic Equations

Solving Linear Inequalities

Solving Systems of Equations

Combining Rational Expressions

Comparing and Ordering Fractions, Mixed Numbers and Decimals

Converting Between Fractions, Decimals and Percents

Polynomials

Factoring Polynomials

Finding Prime Factorization, Greatest Common Factor, and Least Common Multiple

Introduction to Exponents and Logrithms

Raising Positive Decimals Smaller than One to Nonnegative Integer Exponents

Rounding Whole Numbers and Decimals

Solving Linear Equations

Solving Mixture and Solution Verbal Problems

Solving Problems Involving Percents

Solving Simple Rational Equations

Understanding Graphs of Linear Equations

Understanding Mean, Median, and Mode

Using Order of Operations

Using Basic Operations on Sets

Working With Proportions

Working with Decimals

Working with Exponents

Working with Complex Fractions

Working with Fractions

Working with Formulas

Working with Integers

Working with Interval Notation

Working with Rational Numbers

Working with Polynomial and Rational Inequalities

Numbers in Scientific Notation

Troubleshooting Common Errors in Algebra

**(3) The multi-media materials in the Dolciani Math Center encompasses review and practice problems on all of the prerequisite skills neccessary namely:** a. Basic Algebraic Skills

b. Polynomials

c. Linear and Literal Equations and Inequalities

d. Factoring and Using the Binomial Theorem

e. Quadratic Equations

f. Rational Expressions

g. Rational Exponents and Radicals

h. Systems of Equations and Inequalities

i. Functions, Sequencesand Series

j. Scientific Notation

**Come to the Dolciani Math Center in the 7th floor of the library, receive a brief orientation and then you are set to use these materials either in the Center or at home.**