# CXC math topic: ALGEBRA (2010)

CXC math topic: ALGEBRA (2010)

 CXC General Proficiency Math Topic: ALGEBRA (2010) GENERAL OBJECTIVES On completion of this section, students should: 1. appreciate the use of algebra as a language and a form of communication; 2. appreciate the role of symbols and algebraic techniques in solving problems in mathematics and related fields; 3. demonstrate the ability to reason with abstract entities. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: Students should be able to: CONTENT 1. use symbols to represent numbers, operations, variables, and relations; Symbolic representation. 2. translate statements expressed algebraically into verbal phrases; 3. perform arithmetic operations involving directed numbers; 4. perform the four basic operations with algebraic expressions; 5. substitute numbers for algebraic symbols in simple algebraic expressions; 6. perform binary operations (other than the four basic ones); 7. apply the distributive law to factorize or expand algbraic expressions; For example, x(a+b) = xa+xb and (a+b) (x+y) = (a+b)x + (a+b)y = ax+bx+ay+by 8. simplify algebraic fractions; 9. use the laws of indices to manipulate expresssions with integral indices; 10 solve linear equations in one unknown; . 11 solve simultaneous linear equations, in two unknowns, algebraically; 12 solve a simple linear inequality in one unknown; 13 change the subject of formulae; 14 factorize algebraic exxpressions; a2-b2; a2 ± 2ab + b2 ax+ bx + ay + by ax2 + bx + c where a, b, c are integers and a ≠0 15 solve quadratic equations; 16 solve word problems; 17 solve a pair of equations in two variables when one equation is quadratic or non-linear and the other is linear; Optional specific objective 18 prove two algebraic expressions to be identical; 19 represent direct and indirect variation symbolically; 20 solve problems involving direct variation and inverse variation. Here are our algebra tutorials to help you prepare for this section of the CXC math exam

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shirille (not verified) 10 November 2010 - 1:30pm

### did maths twice. need to pass

did maths twice. need to pass it this time around.

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3 March 2011 - 11:01am

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I Did the english language and didn't past and I want to past my english in CXC

blue32 (not verified) 14 March 2011 - 3:18am

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i neeeeed HELP REALLY BAD THIS IS MY FIRST TIME DOING IT AND IM GOING CRAZY ALGEBRA IS MESING WITH ME IT WANTS ME TO FAIL CAN SOME ONE HELP ME PLZZZZZZZZZZ

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Did it 3 times now and still getting a 4

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