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Applied Mathematics: Algebra

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Algebra Tutorials

Conceptual videos and worked examples from basic algebra through algebra 2. Includes videos from the former algebra worked examples playlists.

Introduction to Algebra

  • Videos exploring why algebra was developed and how it helps us explain our world.

Linear equations

  • Solving one-step and multi-step equations in one variable.

Systems of equations and inequalities

  • Solving a system of equations or inequalities in two variables by elimination, substitution, and graphing.

Ratios & proportions

  • Solving and writing algebraic ratios and proportions. Solving rational equations.

Absolute value

  • Understanding absolute value and solving absolute value equations and inequalities.

Exponents and radicals and scientific notation

  • Solving exponential and radical expressions and equations. Using scientific notation and significant figures.


  • Understanding and solving logarithms, including natural logs.


  • Using polynomial expressions and factoring polynomials.


  • Solving quadratics through factoring, completing the square, graphing, and the quadratic equation.


  • Identifying, solving, and graphing various types of functions.

Conic sections

  • Identifying and graphing circles, ellipses, parabolas, and hyperbolas.

Complex numbers

  • Understanding and solving equations with imaginary numbers.


  • Understanding and solving matrices.I.

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