CLEP Precalculus: Study Guide & Test Prep
 Course type: Selfpaced
 Available Lessons: 130
 Average Lesson Length: 8 min

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Course Summary
Let us help you get ready to take the CLEP Precalculus exam and earn college credits with this interesting study guide course. Use these short video lessons to learn about the topics on the exam, such as factoring, trigonometry, functions and more, and then take the quizzes to measure how well you remember the subject matter.to start this course today
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About This Course
Earn three hours of college credit quickly by spending just a few weeks learning critical concepts through our test prep course in precalculus. Our course features engaging and fast lessons covering the same topics you would find in a typical semesterlength precalculus course, including inverse functions, compound inequalities, polynomials, piecewise functions and more.
Dynamic animations help you calculate volumes of shapes or find distance using the Pythagorean Theorem, while stepbystep lessons from expert instructors teach you how to solve equations and graph transformations or reflections across axes. These fun lessons make it easy to remember critical precalculus concepts as you prepare to earn credit that can be used at more than 2,900 colleges and universities.
This course was last updated in 2019.
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Syllabus & Course Information
You'll have mastery of the following objectives once you've completed the Precalculus CLEP prep course. These objectives are in line with concepts tested on the CLEP exam. You can take the final CLEP Precalculus practice test that is part of our course to make sure you're ready for the CLEP exam.
 Determine the domain and range of functions
 Compose functions and evaluate composite functions
 Solve and graph equations with exponential functions
 Solve and graph problems with logarithms
 Evaluate compound inequalities and systems of inequalities
 Graph 1 and 2 variable inequalities and absolute value inequalities
 Solve linear equations with one and two variables
 Multiply binomials using FOIL
 Factor quadratic equations
 Complete the square
 Simplify expressions using exponents
 Divide polynomials with long and synthetic division
 Evaluate and graph piecewise functions
 Solve visualizing geometry problems
 Calculate the volumes of basic shapes
 Solve problems with the Pythagorean Theorem
 Graph sine, cosine, and transformations
 Use the double angle formula
 Know and apply the properties of right triangles
 Graph reflections
 Solve rational equations
Prerequisites
There are no requirements for additional courses you need to take before starting this precalculus course.
Course Format
This course has 82 video lessons that are divided into 11 chapters. Each video lesson can be viewed in about 510 minutes and comes with a quiz that you can use to quickly check your knowledge of the materials. The course has a progress tracking feature that lets you see how many lessons you've watched and the number of quizzes you've passed. Chapter quizzes end each chapter, and you can conclude the course with a final exam.
Precalculus CLEP Exam Information
The CLEP Precalculus exam has questions covering the same materials you would find in a semesterlong college course. Students who need extra preparation prior to enrolling in a college calculus course often take precalculus. It might also be used to fulfill general education requirements, depending on the school.
 Number of Questions: About 48
 Question Type: Mainly multiplechoice; some require a numerical answer to be input
 Time Limit: 90 minutes
 Number of Credits: 3
 Exam Cost: $85
Earn CLEP Credit
Taking the CLEP Precalculus exam means you can earn 3 collegelevel credits on your schedule, instead of spending an entire semester learning about this subject  potentially helping you to graduate faster and cut the cost of your degree. The lessons in this course are the most efficient way to prepare for the exam and earn credits quickly.
Study Schedule for the CLEP Precalculus Exam
This test prep course consists of just over 8 hours of instruction. The lessons are selfpaced, allowing you to choose a study schedule that works for you. We've included a time table below to help you decide when you'll need to schedule your exam.
Study Frequency  When You'll Be Ready for the Exam 

3 hours a day; 3 days a week  About 1 week 
2 hours a day; 3 days a week  About 1.5 weeks 
1 hour a day; 3 days a week  Nearly 3 weeks 
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