Math 102: Quantitative Reasoning

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Quantitative Reasoning.

(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)



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Practicing and applying quantitative reasoning: personal finance, consumer statistics, etc.


For students who do not need developmental algebra for subsequent courses.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Minimal learning outcomes

1. Solve problems using dimensional analysis.

2. Identify the uses and abuses of percentages in real life applications.

3. Calculate interest, payments, and earnings on mortgages, lines of credit, annuities, and other interest bearing investments and debts.

4. Analyze statistical studies and judge their validity.

5. Calculate probabilities associated with normally distributed data, and identify data that is likely to be normally distributed.

6. Calculate probabilities of simple events and properly combine probabilities of independent events.


Possible textbooks for this course include (but are not limited to):

  • Bennett and Brigs: Using and Understanding Mathematics

Additional topics

Courses for which this course is prerequisite