Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

MAT 135 - Business Precalculus

Course Description

This course is designed primarily (but not exclusively) for Business Majors. Topics include graphing and solving problems using linear, quadratic, rational, square root, log, and exponential functions, solving systems of equations, performing operations on matrices, linear programming, and applications from business and economics.

College Academic Learning Goal Designation: Quantitative Reasoning (QR)

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Graph and solve problems using linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, and square root functions.
Graph and solve problems involving the log and exponential functions.
Perform operations on matrices.
Find the optimal solution of a linear programming problem using the graphing method of two variables.
Apply the mathematical properties of lines, matrices, and exponential and log functions to business and economic problems.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: MAT 100 or MAT 128 or placement test score