Mat 117 Version 8 Weeks 1-9 All Dqs a+ Study Guide

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MAT 117 /MAT117 Course Algebra 1B

Weeks 1 – 9 All Discussion Questions

Week 1 DQ 1 1. What four steps should be used in evaluating expressions? 2. Can these steps be skipped or rearranged? Explain your answers.3. Provide an expression for your classmates to evaluate.

Week 1 DQ 21. Do you always use the property of distribution when multiplying monomials and polynomials? Explain why or why not. 2. In what situations would distribution become important?3. Provide an example using the distributive property for your classmates to solve or evaluate.

Week 1 DQ 3 What is the difference between solving and evaluating?Provide a detailed example of both.Provide one example for your classmates to solve and one for them to evaluate.
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Week 7 DQ 11. Quadratic equations, which are expressed in the form of ax2 + bx + c = 0, where a does not equal 0, may have how many solutions?2. Explain why.3. Provide an example for your classmates where they have to figure out how many solutions a quadratic has.

Week 7 DQ 21. What is the quadratic formula?2. What is it used for?3. Provide an example, not found in the text.

Week 7 DQ 3Explain the four-steps for solving quadratic equations. Can any of these steps be eliminated? Can the order of these steps be changed? Would you add any steps to make it easier, or to make it easier to understand?

Week 8 DQ 11. Write an original word problem involving a quadratic function. 2. How would you explain the steps in finding the solution to someone not in this class? (Meaning, work out and explain your own example)3. Provide an original problem for your classmates to solve.

Week 8 DQ 21. What is the relationship between exponents and logarithms? 2. How would you distinguish between the two, using both a graph and a sequence?3. Provide an example for your classmates to solve using logarithms.

Week 8 DQ 3Which of the four operations on functions do you think is the easiest to perform? What is the most difficult? Explain why for the easiest and most difficult.

Week 8 DQ 4Is the compound interest formula—such as would be used to calculate a car loan—an
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