Precalculus Algebra

Catalog Number
MATx116
Exam Type
Multiple Choice
Credit / Level
3.0 / Lower

The UExcel Precalculus Algebra examination measures knowledge and understanding of material and skills typically taught in a one-semester, three-credit, lower-level undergraduate course that serves as the final algebra course for liberal arts students who do not need calculus, or as a preparatory course for students who will need to go on to take more advanced mathematics courses. The content of the examination reflects comprehension of college-level algebra skills and concepts. It measures knowledge and understanding of the following major themes: solving a variety of equations and inequalities; graphing, analyzing and applying transcendental and algebraic functions; and operations and functions. (Multiple-choice examination)

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