# Ashford mat 222 (algebra) complete course week 1-5 a+ graded

**MAT 222 Week 1**

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**DQ1: Accounting and the Business Environment**

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· **MAT 222 WEEK 1 Assignment Solving Proportions**

Read the following instructions in order to complete this assignment:

- Solve problem 56 on page 437 of Elementary and Intermediate Algebra. Set up the two ratios and write your equation choosing an appropriate variable for the bear population.
- Complete problem 10 on page 444 of Elementary and Intermediate Algebra. Show all steps in solving the problem and explain what you are doing as you go along.
- Write a two to three page paper that is formatted in APA style and according to the Math Writing Guide. Format your math work as shown in the example and be concise in your reasoning. In the body of your essay, please make sure to include:

- Your solution to the above problems, making sure to include all mathematical work, and an explanation for each step
- A discussion of the following: What form of an equation do you end up with in problem 10? What do you notice about the coefficient of x compared to the original problem? Do you think there might be another way to solve this equation for y than with the proportion method? How would you do it?
- An incorporation of the following four math vocabulary words into your paper. Use bold font to emphasize the words in your writing. (Do not write definitions for the words; use them appropriately in sentences describing your math work.):
- Extraneous
- Proportion
- Cross multiply
- Extreme-means

The paper must be at least two pages in length and formatted according to APA style. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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**Week 2**

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**Week 2 DQ1 **

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**One-Variable Compound Inequalities**

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· **MAT 222 Week 2 Assignment Two-Variable Inequalities**

Read the following instructions in order to complete this assignment:

- Solve problem 68 on page 539 of Elementary and Intermediate Algebra, and make sure to study the given graph. For the purposes of the assignment, it would be helpful to copy the graph onto your own scratch paper.
- Write a two to three page paper that is formatted in APA style and according to the Math Writing Guide. Format your math work as shown in the example and be concise in your reasoning. In the body of your essay, please make sure to include:

- An answer to the three questions asked about given real-world situation.
- An application of the given situation to the following two scenarios:
- The Burbank Buy More store is going to make an order which will include at most 60 refrigerators. What is the maximum number of TVs which could also be delivered on the same 18-wheeler? Describe the restrictions this would add to the existing graph.
- The next day, the Burbank Buy More decides they will have a television sale so they change their order to include at least 200 TVs. What is the maximum number of refrigerators which could also be delivered in the same truck? Describe the restrictions this would add to the original graph.

- Solid line
- Dashed line
- Parallel
- Linear inequality
- Test point

The paper must be at least two pages in length and formatted according to APA style. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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**MAT 222 Week 3**

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**Week 3 DQ1**

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**Simplifying Radicals**

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· **Week Three Assignment REAL WORLD RADICAL FORMULA**

Read the following instructions in order to complete this assignment:

- Solve parts a and b of problem 103 on page 605 and problem 104 on page 606 of Elementary and Intermediate Algebra.
- Write a two to three page paper that is formatted in APA style and according to the Math Writing Guide. Format your math work as shown in the example and be concise in your reasoning. In the body of your essay, please make sure to include:

- An explanation of what the parts of the formula mean before using it to get your answers. Study the Instructor Guidance examples to learn how to solve the formula for another variable.
- Your solution to the above problems, making sure to include all mathematical work.
- A discussion of how and why these concepts are important in the “real world.” Describe another situation that could be evaluated using these concepts.

The paper must be at least two pages in length and formatted according to APA style. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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**Week 4**

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**MAT 222 Week 4 DQ1**

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**Solving Quadratic Equations**

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· **Week Four Assignment REAL WORLD QUADRATIC FUNCTIONS**

Real World Quadratic Functions

Read the following instructions in order to complete this assignment:

- Solve problem 56 on pages 666-667 of Elementary and Intermediate Algebra.

- An explanation of the basic shape and location of the graph and what it tells us about the Profit function.
- Your solutions (it is a double question) to the above problem, making sure to include all mathematical work for both problems.
- Discuss how and why this is important for managers to know, and explain what could happen if the ideal conditions were not met.

The paper must be at least two pages in length and formatted according to APA style. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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**Week 5**

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**Week 5 DQ1**

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**Relations and Functions**

· **MAT 222 Week 5 Assignment Composition and Inverse**

Read the following instructions in order to complete this assignment:

We define the following functions:

- Your solutions to the above problems, making sure to include all mathematical work for both problems, as well as explaining each step.
- A discussion of the applicability of functions to the real world, based upon your reading of Chapter 11 of
*Elementary and Intermediate Algebra*. Be sure to use specific examples, a brief discussion of why your examples are important, and to cite your sources.

The paper must be at least two pages in length and formatted according to APA style. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.