MATH150-1201A-01
Phase 1 DB2 Part 1 and Part 2-Primary Task Response
January, 2012

Part 1 Confirmation of MyLabsPlus login
I was able to login to MyLabsPlus with my username and password. Part 2 Primary Task Response
1. I went into the learning lab and in the mathematics section I chose the presentation titled “Basic Algebra Skills-Real numbers & Algebraic Equations, Exponents & Scientific Notation, Radicals & Radical Exponents, and Polynomials”. I chose this presentation because I felt I needed to remember algebraic equations, exponents and polynomials. I have not had algebra for many years so this presentation was a very good refresher. It reminded me about real numbers and algebraic expressions and square roots. It was good to be reminded about the steps you take in algebra to solve an equation such as: 1. Perform operations within the innermost parenthesis first and working outward. 2. Evaluate all exponential expressions. 3. Perform multiplications and divisions as they occur, working from left to right. 4. Perform additions and subtractions as they occur, working from left to right. Overall the presentation was a very good reminder. I am happy I watched this particular presentation. I definitely will benefit by visiting the learning lab math center because I have not had algebra in many years and I will need the extra help to learn. 2. I would explain to the programmers in my new job that a mathematical expression is a phrase or a sentence fragment with a variable that has to be simplified and has no relation symbol. And that a mathematical equation is a sentence that you solve and has a relation symbol and is a statement that two numbers or expressions are equal. A couple of mathematical examples of the difference between an expression and an equation is: 1. Mathematical expression – 1. z + 2 × (7 - z) 2. A number is less than five. x < 10. 2. Mathematical equation – 1. 6 =6 2. 15 = 2 + 13

...newspapers (CTU Course Overview, 2015). Apix is looking to go public and expand into a more lucrative business. I have been hired as the VP of Finance for Apix and I directly report to our Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Mary Francis. Our goal is to make sure that we can smooth the financial transition from a private business to a public franchise. This expansion requires new investments such as equipment and promotions. In order to do that, we have to abide by the regulations of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act which, in turn, will increase administrative costs. At this time, we will go into a more in-depth look into the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, also known as SOX, and review how this Act affects our expansion.
SOX was established in 2002 by Democratic Senator of Maryland, Paul Sarbanes and Republican Congressman, Michael Oxley. The Act was a response to a multitude of high-profile financial scandals that occurred in the early 2000s with companies Enron, WorldCom, and Tyco that “rattled investor confidence” (Rouse, 2). The purpose of SOX was to improve corporate governance and accountability, which is why all public organizations must abide by the SOX regulations. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforces the Act. The Act also created a new agency, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) which handles “overseeing, regulating, inspecting, and disciplining accounting firms in their roles as auditors of public companies” (SOX-online The Act...

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Algebra1
Schools in California now have higher expectations to make it necessary for students to take a Algebra1 course in order to graduate from high school. This requirement issues that it will help students achieve higher expectations and great problem solving skills in future references. People like Mitchell Rosen a licensed family counselor who also disagrees with having Algebra1 be a requirement for high schools. In one of Rosens articles “Finding X is not a factor of living,” he explains that algebra is not a reliable subject because it not used in the real world. Rosen argues that students should better life training skills in other subjects, students “need more [fundamental] training, not the fine-tuning.” Rosen argues that algebra can be discouraging to students and causes their self-esteem to decrease, also causing unnecessary stress for the student; algebra isn't required for most jobs in the real world; algebra has caused high school dropout rates to increase; due to low grades in algebra. Furthermore, algebra should not be a requirement in order to graduate from high school.
First and for most, If asked, most people would not say that they have personally never used algebraic problems outside of class room walls and isn't important to their professions, so...

...work load
Do not procrastinate
Carry matters through to conclusion – doubt about whether a client-lawyer relationship still exists should be clarified in writing.
Rule 1.4 – Communication
(a) A lawyer shall:
(1) inform client of any decision/circumstance requiring his informed consent;
(2) reasonably consult about means to get to client’s objectives
(3) keep client reasonably informed on status
(4) promptly comply with reasonable requests for info;
(5) consult with client about limitations on the conduct when they are asking you to do something that you cannot do
(b) Lawyer shall explain matters to the extent reasonably necessary to allow client to make informed decisions
Comments
Let your client know the important things unless they told you ahead of time you do not need to
If it is important, and you can consult your client about it you should. If it is a quick decision, and you do not have time, you should consult with them after.
If your client is a child or mental handicapped – see rule 1.14
If your client is an organization – see 1.13
Do not withhold information from the client to serve your own interest or convenience or anyone else’s convenience.
Rule 1.5 – Fees
(a) A lawyer shall not accept an unreasonable fee for expenses. Factors:
(1) time and labor
(2) likelihood of precluding other work
(3) fees for similar legal services
(4) amount involved, results obtained
(5) time limitations through client or...

...Algebra is a way of working with numbers and signs to answer a mathematical problem (a question using numbers)
As a single word, "algebra" can mean[1]:
* Use of letters and symbols to represent values and their relations, especially for solving equations. This is also called "Elementary algebra". Historically, this was the meaning in pure mathematics too, like seen in "fundamental theorem of algebra", but not now.
* In modern pure mathematics,
* a major branch of mathematics which studies relations and operations. It's sometimes called abstract algebra, or "modern algebra" to distinguish it from elementary algebra.
* a mathematical structure as a "linear" ring, is also called "algebra," or sometimes "algebra over a field", to distinguish it from its generalizations.
A variable is a letter or symbol that takes place of a number in Algebra. Common symbols used are a, x, y, θ, and λ. The letters x and y are commonly used, but remember that any other symbols would work just as well.
Variables are used in algebra as placeholders for unknown numbers. If you see "3 + x", don't panic! All this means is that we are adding a number who's value we don't yet know.
Term: A term is a number or a variable or the product of a number and a variable(s).
An expression is two or more terms, with...

...Phase1 Discussion Board 2
By: Chelsea King
January 9, 2014
There are many possible detrimental health effects associated with Bisphenol A or BPA. “BPA is an endocrine disruptor- a substance which interferes with the production, secretion, transport, action, function, and elimination of natural hormones,” according to Christian Nordqvist of Medical News Today. Christian Nordqvist also states that, “BPA can imitate our body’s own hormones in a way that could be hazardous for our health.” The possible health effects of BPA include but are not limited to: Heart disease in adults especially women, type 2 diabetes, male impotence and reproductive disorders. BPA can also increase the risk of breast cancer in woman exposed to it in the womb, and may even reduce the treatment efficiency of chemotherapy.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s current perspective on BPA is that they consider it safe at low levels that are found in some foods based on a review by FDA scientists. The FDA recognizes the demand from consumers for packaging to be BPA-free and continues to review studies of BPA and the health factors it effects. According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services there are several ways to minimize an infants exposure to BPA. There are specific defined examples on the Health and Human Services website (hhs.gov), stating ways you can help minimize your baby’s chance of exposure to BPA by simply following recommended...

...MA240 CollegeAlgebra
Directions: Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be a minimum of one (1) single-spaced page to a maximum of two (2) pages in length; refer to the "Assignment Format" page for specific format requirements.
NOTE: Show your work on the problems.
1. Determine whether the equation defines a function with independent variable x. If it does, find the domain. If it does not, find a value of x to which there corresponds more than one value of y.
x|y| = x + 9
This is not a function. When x=3, there are two values of y, -4 and 4
2. Use the graph of the function to estimate:
a. f(2)= 6
b. f(–4)= 0
c. All x such that f(x) = 0
x=-4
3. For the following graph:
a. Find the domain of f. (-∞,∞)
b. Find the range of f. (-∞,4)
c. Find the x-intercepts. (-1,0),(3,0)
d. Find the y-intercept. (0,3)...

...Introduction to CollegeAlgebra
November 9, 2009
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Chapter 1 Sets
Deﬁnition 1.1. A set is a well-deﬁned collection of distinct objects. Each object in a set is called an element of the set. By “well-deﬁned”, we mean that the rule of membership to the set is clear. Example 1.2. The following are examples of sets. 1. The set of counting number less than 5. 2. The set of vowels in the word “mathematics”. 3. The set of cities in the Philippines. 4. The set of positive integers from −2 to 6, inclusive. 5. The set of days of the week. 6. The set of monkeys enrolled in Math 1.
Objectives: 1. To deﬁne sets 2. To specify/ describe sets using the roster methods 3. To present the diﬀerent types of sets and the relationship between and among sets 4. To perform the basic operations on sets
Some Basic Notations
Capital letters such as A, B, C, are usually used to denote sets. Small letters such as a, b, c, are used to denote elements. If x is an element of set S, we write x ∈ S. If x is not an element of S, we write x ∈ S. /
Specifying Sets
The two basic methods of specifying a set are roster method and rule method. Deﬁnition 1.3. In the roster method, the elements of the set are listed, separated by commas, and enclosed in braces, { }. Example 1.4. Let A be the set of colors in the Philippine ﬂag. A roster form of A is A = {red, blue, yellow, white}. 3
Roster Method
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Rule...

...Direct Variation
Try the following:
1.
If m varies directly as y and m is 6 when y is 36, find the Choose:
constant of variation.
1/6
6
1/36
36
Explanation
2.
"a varies directly as b". If a = 3 when b = 24, find b
when a = 10.
Choose:
1.25
8
36
80
Explanation
3.
There are about 200 calories in 50 grams of Swiss cheese. Choose:
Willie ate 70 grams of this cheese. About how many
210
calories were in the cheese that he ate if the number of
240
calories varies directly as the weight of the cheese.
280
290
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Explanation
4.
In the following chart, does one variable vary directly with Choose:
the other?
Yes
M
3
4
5
6
7
No
N
6
8
10
12
14
Explanation
5.
In the following chart, does one variable vary directly with Choose:
the other?
Yes
X
1
2
3
4
5
No
Y
1
4
9
12
15
Explanation
6. One variable (A) varies directly as the other (C).
Find the missing numbers x and y. Write the formula
which relates the variables.
A
C
1
3
2
y
x
15
Choose:
x = 3 and y = 6
x = 13 and y = 4
x = 5 and y = 6
x = 4 and y = 9
Explanation
7.
The resistance (R) of a copper wire, varies directly as its length (L). Write
this relation as a formula using k as the constant of variation.
Explanation
Direct Variation
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8.
A salesman's commission varies...