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Algebra I

Algebra is the language through which we describe patterns. Think of it as a shorthand, of sorts. As opposed to having to do something over and over again, algebra gives you a simple way to express that repetitive process. It's also seen as a "gatekeeper" subject. Once you achieve an understanding of algebra, the higher-level math subjects become accessible to you. Without it, it's impossible to move forward. It's used by people with lots of different jobs, like carpentry, engineering, and fashion design. In these tutorials, we'll cover a lot of ground. Some of the topics include linear equations, linear inequalities, linear functions, systems of equations, factoring expressions, quadratic expressions, exponents, functions, and ratios.
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Systems of equations and inequalities
Solving a system of equations or inequalities in two variables by elimination, substitution, and graphing.
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A system for solving the King's problems

Whether in the real world or a cliche fantasy one, systems of equations are key to solving super-important issues like "the make-up of change in a troll's pocket" or "how can order the right amount of potato chips for a King's party." Join us as we cover (and practice with examples and exercises) all of the major ways of solving a system: graphically, elimination, and substitution. This tutorial will also help you think about when system might have no solution or an infinite number of solutions. Very, very exciting stuff!

Solving systems graphically

This tutorial focuses on solving systems graphically. This is covered in several other tutorials, but this one gives you more examples than you can shake a chicken at. Pause the videos and try to do them before Sal does.

Solving systems with substitution

This tutorial is focused on solving systems through substitution. This is covered in several other tutorials, but this one focuses on substitution with more examples than you can shake a dog at. As always, pause the video and try to solve before Sal does.

Systems of inequalities

You feel comfortable with systems of equations, but you begin to realize that the world is not always fair. Not everything is equal! In this short tutorial, we will explore systems of inequalities. We'll graph them. We'll think about whether a point satisfies them. We'll even give you as much practice as you need. All for 3 easy installments of... just kidding, it's free (although the knowledge obtained in priceless). A good deal if we say so ourselves!

Systems with three variables

Two equations with two unknowns not challenging enough for you? How about three equations with three unknowns? Visualizing lines in 2-D too easy? Well, now you're going to visualize intersecting planes in 3-D, baby. (Okay, we admit that it is weird for a website to call you "baby.") Tired of linear systems? Well, we might just bring a little nonlinearity into your life, honey. (You might want to brush up on your solving quadratics before tackling the non-linear systems.) As always, try to pause the videos and do them before Sal does!

Modeling constraints

In this tutorial, we'll use what we know about equations, inequalities and systems to answer some very practical real-world problems (and a few fake, impractical ones as well just for fun).