“Bonus” Unit 1 Individual Project

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Dear Student,

We would like for you to attempt to complete each problem below. Give each problem your best try! If you would like help on any of these exercises, please do not hesitate to email your Fundamentals of College Algebra Learning Lab Facilitator for assistance. If you have any questions, please email the Fundamentals of College Algebra Learning Lab Facilitator. No grade will be given to you for your work. The purpose of completing the assignment is the following:

Check up on your math skills;

Review and refresh your math skills that you have not studied for a while; and

Learn new math skills that will help you to be successful in AIU’s MATH 133 course.

Instructions:

Identify the document by typing in your full name and section number next to the yellow text

Rename the file by adding your last name to current file name ( e.g. “u1p_lastname.doc” ).

Type your answer in the text field

To show your work, you will need to include:

The formula with substituted values

The final answer calculated answer with units.

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Please print out the following assignment. On your own paper, show the steps done in completing the exercise. By showing your work, you will help yourself to watch out for copy errors and arithmetic errors. It will also help you to ask for help from the Fundamentals of College Algebra Learning Lab Facilitator or an AIU tutor by being able to explain what you did to complete the particular problem.

1) What is the symbol for addition? +

2) Give the symbol for subtraction -

3) Write a symbol for multiplication. * or x or ( )

4) What are the symbols for division? / or

5) If you are not using WORD’s superscript to write an exponent, what symbol should you use? ^

6) If you are not using WORD’s superscript to show square root, what letters and symbols could you use in its place? sqrt ( )

7) If you are not using WORD’s superscript to show cube root, what letters and symbols could you use in its place? cubrt ( )

8) Simplify: = 16

9) Find: = 5

10) Evaluate: = -25

11) Compute: = 25

12) Combine:

a) 6 + ( -11) = -5

b) (-10) + 3 = -7

c) (-2) + (-5) = -7

d) 10 + 7 = 17

e) 6 - 12 = -6

f) (-5) - 2 = -7

g) ( -4) - ( -3) = -1

h) 9 - ( -6) = 15

13) Complete the sentences:

a) The sum of two positive numbers = positive number.

b) The sum of two negative numbers = negative number.

c) The product of two positive numbers = positive number.

d) The product of two negative numbers = positive number.

e) The product of a positive number and a negative number =

negative number.

f) The quotient of two positive numbers = positive number.

g) The quotient of two negative numbers = positive number.

h) The quotient of a positive number and a negative number =

negative number.

i) The number zero is not a positive number.

j) The number zero is not a negative number.

14) Simplify:

a) ( 4) ( 5) = 20

b) ( -2) ( 4) = -8

c) ( -3) ( -5) = 15

d) ( 7) ( -8) = -56

e) = 2

f) = 7

g) = -6

h) = -7

i) = 0

j) = undefined

15) Solve for x:

a) x + 8 = 10 x + 8 - 8 = 10 - 8

To undo the adding of 8, we do the opposite operation to both sides of the equation ( the = sign). We, therefore, subtract 8 from both sides of the equation ( the = sign). x = 2

b) x - 3= 11

x - 3 + 3 = 11 + 3

To undo the subtracting…