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 Course Title:   Percents and Interest

 Title Abbreviation:   PERCENTS AND INTEREST

 Department:    MATH

 Course #:    82

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    330101

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Foundations of percents and interest with applications.


Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Convert fractions and decimals to percents; convert percents to fractions and decimals
  2. Find the unknown component (amount, percent, base) in a given problem
  3. Find the percent of increase/decrease
  4. Compute simple and compound interest
  5. Solve application problems
    • May include: reading simple graphic tables, computing median/mode/average
  6. Strengthen self-image through development of concepts in percents

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Basic percent equations
  2. Percent/decimal/fraction conversion
  3. Percent of increase/decrease
  4. Simple and compound interest
  5. Applications (word problems)
  6. May include basic statistics and graphs