Business 110: Business Math
 Course type: Selfpaced
 Available Lessons: 68
 Average Lesson Length: 8 min

Eligible for Credit: Yes
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chapter 1 / lesson 1What is a Percent?  Definition & Examples
Course Summary
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Lesson 1  What is a Percent?  Definition & Examples

Lesson 2  Solve Problems Using Percents

Lesson 3  Comparing and Ordering Fractions

Lesson 5  Comparing and Ordering Decimals

Lesson 6  Solving Problems Using Decimal Numbers

Lesson 7  Changing Between Decimals and Percents

Lesson 8  Changing Between Decimals and Fractions

Lesson 10  Common Unit Conversions

Lesson 12  Understanding Bar Graphs and Pie Charts

Lesson 13  Interpreting Graphical Representations

Go to chapter Number Sense

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Lesson 1  What is a Linear Equation?

Lesson 2  How to Write a Linear Equation

Lesson 4  What is an Inequality?

Lesson 5  Solving Simultaneous Linear Equations

Go to chapter Linear Equations and Inequalities

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Lesson 1  Equation of a Line Using PointSlope Formula

Lesson 3  How to Graph 1 and 2Variable Inequalities

Lesson 4  Graphing Inequalities: Practice Problems

Lesson 5  How to Use The Distance Formula

Lesson 6  How to Use The Midpoint Formula

Lesson 7  Graphing Basic Functions

Lesson 9  Discontinuities in Functions and Graphs

Lesson 10  What Is Domain and Range in a Function?

Go to chapter Graphing and Evaluating Equations and Functions

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Lesson 6  Completing the Square Practice Problems

Lesson 7  How to Complete the Square

Go to chapter Quadratic Equations and Functions

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Lesson 1  How to Calculate Mean, Median, Mode & Range

Lesson 2  Calculating the Standard Deviation

Lesson 7  Normal Distribution & Shifts in the Mean

Lesson 8  Identifying & Calculating Averages

Go to chapter Probability and Statistics for Business

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Lesson 1  Methods of Depreciation

Lesson 3  Reporting Depreciation on the Balance Sheet

Lesson 4  Accelerated Depreciation Methods

Go to chapter Depreciation & Salvage Values

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Lesson 1  Index Numbers in Statistics: Uses & Examples

Lesson 2  Credit Terms: Due Date, Invoice Date & EOM

Lesson 3  Installment Purchases: Payment & Terms

Lesson 5  Markup & Markdown: Calculation & Examples

Lesson 8  Promissory Note: Terms & Calculations

Go to chapter Interest & Purchases

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Lesson 2  How to Find the Value of an Annuity

Lesson 5  Financial Ratio Calculation and Analysis

Lesson 6  Stocks: Understanding Investment Performance

Lesson 8  Bonds: Understanding Investment Performance

Go to chapter Math for Financial Analysis

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Lesson 1  Payroll Cost Calculations

Lesson 2  Property Taxes: Calculations & Rates

Lesson 3  Exchange Rates & Currency Conversion

Go to chapter Business Math Applications
Course Format
Business 110 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 510 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test to see if you're ready to earn credit.
The course is completely selfpaced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
Grading Policy
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 150 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real ACE college credit for this course is 105 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
Assignment  Possible Points 

Quizzes  50 
Proctored Final Exam  100 
Total  150 
 Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. You must complete the required quizzes with a score of 80% or higher to earn points toward your final grade and access the proctored final exam. Chapter exams are for selfassessment and do not count toward your final grade.
 The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course. You'll earn one point for every percentage point you receive on the proctored final. (So if you score an 85% on the final, that's 85 points toward your final grade.)
How It Works:
The American Council on Education (ACE) has evaluated this business course and recommended it for college credit. To earn credit, follow these steps:
 Identify if you need an introductory business course for your degree.
 Check with your registrar to see if your school is one of the 2,000 colleges and universities that accept credit from ACErecommended courses.
 Complete Business 110 by watching videos, taking short quizzes and completing practice exams.
 Contact our expert instructors if you ever have questions.
 Take the creditgranting Business 110 exam on our site.
 Transfer credit to your school!
Study Schedule for Business 110: Business Math
You can easily break up this course into short chunks to make it easier to study when it's convenient for you. Since each video lessons is 510 minutes long, you can study in small segments or for long bursts. The study schedule below gives you an estimate of approximately how long it will take for you to complete this Business 110 course.
Study Frequency  When You'll Be Ready for the Exam 

3 hours a day; 3 days a week  1 week 
2 hours a day; 3 days a week  1 1/2 weeks 
1 hour a day; 3 days a week  3 weeks 
Who's It For?
This business course is designed for students who want to save time and money while completing their college education. If you're currently in college and need to pass Business 110 or planning to attend and want a jump start on your degree, this course is for you. When you complete the final exam at the end of the course, you'll have real college credit that can be easily transferred to your college.
The course will teach you about the mathematic concepts, calculations, and formulas you will use in business situations, including setting up equations, graphing, probability, interest rates, depreciation, purchases, and more. Skip the lectures, books and semester and completing homework. Start mastering the basics of business today.
Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for this course, but many students choose to complete Business 100: Introduction to Business prior to Business Math.
Why It Works:
 Efficient: Short video lessons focus on the needtoknow Business 110 topics.
 Comprehensive: From how to calculate percents to currency conversions and exchange rates, this course covers the breadth of introductory business.
 Convenient: Study on your laptop, tablet or phone. Learn business wherever you go!
 Learn Your Way: Each video lesson combines visuals, professional audio and complete transcripts to teach you in different ways.
 Expert Instructors: Learn from business experts who make topics clear, interesting and fun!
Course Topics
Category  Objectives 

Number Sense  Solve problems using percentages, fractions, mixed numbers and decimal numbers. Compare and order fractions and decimal numbers. Change between decimals and percentages and decimals and fractions. Convert common units of measure. Use the order of operations. Understand and interpret bar graphs, pie charts, and other graphical representations. 
Linear Equations and Inequalities  Write and graph linear equations. Solve simultaneous linear equations. Extrapolate values using a line graph. Interpolate data. Describe graphing, standard form, intercepts, and inequalities. 
Graphing and Evaluating Equations and Functions  Determine the equation of a line using pointslope formula. Graph undefined slope, zero slope and 1 and 2variable inequalities. Use the distance and midpoint formulas. Graph basic functions and functions of functions. Determine the domain and range of a function. 
Quadratic Equations and Functions  Solve quadratics that are not in standard form. Solve quadratic equations by factoring and using the quadratic formula. Use the reverse of FOIL. Complete the square. 
Probability and Statistics for Business Math  Calculate mean, median, mode and range. Understand standard deviation and shifts in the mean. Understand probability of simple, compound and complementary events as well as independent and dependent events. Calculate statistical significance. Calculate expected value given a probability. Understand shifts in the mean and normal distributions. Calculate and identify averages. Understand percentiles. 
Depreciation/Salvage Values  Compute and record methods of depreciation. Understand depreciation for partial years and changes in estimates. Report depreciation on a balance sheet. Understand accelerated depreciation. 
Interest and Purchases  Interpret index numbers. Understand common credit terms and installment purchases. Calculate deferred payment price vs. cash price. Determine formulas for markdown and markup prices. Calculate effective annual rates of interest. Figure out percentage increases and decreases. Understand promissory note terms. 
Financial Analysis  Calculate present and future values. Find annuity values and the present value of an annuity. Determine factors that affect breakeven and markup pricing. Understand common financial ratios. Comprehend the investment performance of stocks, preferred stocks, and bonds. 
Business Math Applications  Review calculations for determining payroll costs. Calculate property tax. Convert amounts using exchange rate information. 
What to Expect For the Exam
The American Council on Education (ACE) has evaluated this Study.com course and recommended it for college credit. Once you've completed this course, you can take the proctored final exam and potentially earn credit. Follow the steps below to take the exam.
Exam Steps
PreExam Checklist
Before taking the exam, all of the following requirements must be met:
A College Accelerator Study.com membership.  
Completed the entire Business 110: Business Math course and achieved 100% Course Progress.  
Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.  
Taken no more than two proctored exams within my last month of membership. 
Please complete all of the prerequirements in the PreExam Checklist in order to take the exam.
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The exam contains 50  100 multiple choice questions. You will have two hours to complete the exam, so don't start until you're sure you can complete the entire thing. And remember to pace yourself!
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