This guide provides useful resources for a wide variety of math topics. It is targeted at students enrolled in a math course or any other Centennial course that requires math knowledge and skills.

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- Place Value in Decimal Number Systems
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- Some Useful Basic Numeracy
- Fractions
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- Ratios and Proportions
- Exponents
- Statistics
- Factoring
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- Simple Interest
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- Nominal and Effective Interest Rates
- Simple Ordinary Annuities
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- Place Value in Decimal Number Systems
- Arithmetic Operations
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- Prime Factorisation and Least Common Multiple
- Fractions
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- Basic Laws
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- Areas and Volumes of Figures
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- Functions
- Domain and Range of Functions
- Basics of Graphing
- Transformations
- Graphing Linear Functions
- Graphing Quadratic Functions
- Solving Systems of Linear Equations
- Solving Quadratic Equations
- Solving Higher Degree Equations
- Trigonometry
- Graphing Trigonometric Functions
- Graphing Circles and Ellipses
- Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
- Complex Numbers
- Number Bases in Computer Arithmetic
- Linear Algebra
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- Basic Laws
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- Decimals
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- Metric Conversions
- Factoring
- Solving Linear Equations
- Solving Quadratic Equations
- Functions
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- Polynomial Long Division
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- Arithmetic Operations
- Order of Operations
- Place Value in Decimal Number Systems
- Decimals
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- Percents
- Ratios and Proportions
- Interpreting Drug Orders
- Oral Dosages
- Dosage Based on Size of the Patient
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What is the difference between a Fluid Ounce and an Ounce?

Fluid ounces (fl oz.) are used to **measure fluids/liquids **while an ounces (oz.) are used for **dry measurements**. Thus, fluid ounces are used to measure *volume* and ounces are used to measure *weight*.

Therefore, you need to know what it is you are measuring and not the object you are measuring from. For example, if you are using a cup to measure, you used fluid ounces if the cup contains milk. Whereas, if the cup contains sugar, you use ounces.

Volume Measure |
Equivalent in Fluid Ounces |

1 tablespoon | \(\frac{1}{2}\) fluid ounce |

1 cup | 8 fluid ounces |

1 pint | 16 fluid ounces |

1 quart | 32 fluid ounces |

1 gallon | 128 fluid ounces |

`Example 1`

Honey is poured into a jug that is equivalent to 3.5 quarts. How many fluid ounces are in 3.5 cups?

`Solution`

First, honey is a fluid/liquid, so fluid ounces are the correct measurement and not ounces.

\[ 3.5\, quarts \times \frac{32\, fl. oz.}{1\, quarts} = 112\, quarts\]

`Example 2`

We have 21 fluid ounces of juice. How many cups of juice do we have?

`Solution`

We know that 1 cup is equivalent to 8 fluid ounces. Using this, we get

\[21\, fl. oz. \times \frac{1\, cup}{8\, fl. oz.} = \frac{21}{8}\, cups = 2.625 \,cups\]

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