What Is Intermediate Algebra?

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Intermediate algebra is a high school level mathematics subject meant to prepare the student for college level algebra. Some of the specific concepts taught are the quadratic formula, complex numbers, polynomials and absolute value equations.

A lot of intermediate algebra is centered on finding the square root and variables of certain equations.

Learning how to factor correctly and graph equations are two of the most important skills a student takes away from intermediate algebra. This helps create a solid foundation that makes the content of future algebra courses more easily understood. Intermediate algebra is also used in the ACT Mathematics section.