1 Basic Algebraic Operations

LEARNING OUTCOMES

After completion of this chapter, the student should be able to:

  • Identify real, imaginary, rational, and irrational numbers

  • Perform mathematical operations on integers, decimals, fractions, and radicals

  • Use the fundamental laws of algebra in numeric and algebraic expressions

  • Employ mathematical order of operations

  • Understand technical measurement, approximation, the use of significant digits, and rounding

  • Use scientific and engineering notations

  • Convert units of measurement

  • Rearrange and solve basic algebraic equations

  • Interpret word problems using algebraic symbols

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