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MATH 145 Finite Mathematics for Business

5 credits
Finite Math covers the computational knowledge, skills, and techniques necessary for success in modern business. Content includes functions and their graphs, linear programming, matrices, combinatorics, logic, statistics, and the applications of math to finance and economics.

Prerequisites: MATH 099  (A grade of 2.5 or higher is highly recommended).

Quarters Offered: Winter

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Compute simple and compound interest
  • Determine the present and future values of annuities
  • Solve small systems of equalities using matrix methods
  • Solve small systems of inequalities using geometric and simplex methods
  • Explain set and logical notation
  • Determine if conclusions logically follow from premises
  • Determine conditional and independent probabilities of joint events
  • Apply counting techniques to solve problems in combinatorics and probability
  • Apply the mathematical skills of computational problem solving, pattern recognition, substitution following structural rules, discrete modeling, and formal logic to solve problems requiring reasoning, critical thinking, and computation