# math discussion and 2 math problems

Topics: Statistics, Counting and probability, consumer mathematics, graphs/functions/systems, algebraic equations and inequalities, number theory and the real number system, logic, sets; and essential skills and problem solving.

Which of the above topic or topics look familiar to you? If so what about them is familiar?

Which topic or topics did you need to work a bit harder on? What tools or resources are going to be most effective at helping you master these topics?

If you began exploring the all the above topics, which topics look the most interesting to you?  Which do you think will be the most challenging, and why?

Math Problems: Each answer must have all the steps that you used to arrive at that answer.

1) Jake borrowed \$5200 for 7 years.  The simple interest is \$2366.00.  Find the rate

2) Katie had an unpaid balance of \$1474.50 on her credit card statement at the beginning of September. She made a payment of \$65.00 during the month. If the interest rate on Katie’s credit card was 18.5% per month on the unpaid balance, find the finance charge and the new balance on October 1.