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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
- Arithmetic Operations
- Basic Laws
- Operations on Signed numbers
- Order of Operations
- Some Useful Basic Numeracy
- Decimals
- Fractions
- Percents
- Ratios and Proportions
- Exponents
- Statistics
- Trade and Cash Discounts
- Multiple Rates of Discount
- Payment Terms and Cash Discounts
- Markup
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- Simple Interest
- Equivalent Values
- Compound Interest
- Equivalent Values in Compound Interest
- Nominal and Effective Interest Rates
- Annuities

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- Basic Laws
- Operations with Numbers
- Prime Factorisation and Least Common Multiple
- Fractions
- Exponents
- Reducing Radicals
- Factoring
- Rearranging Formulas
- Solving Linear Equations
- Areas and Volumes of Figures
- Congruence and Similarity
- 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
- Calculus
- Set Theory
- Modular Numbers and Cryptography
- Statistics
- Problem Solving Strategies

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- Basic Laws
- Place Value in Decimal Number Systems
- Decimals
- Significant Digits
- Prime Factorisation and Least Common Multiple
- Fractions
- Percents
- Ratios and Proportions
- Exponents
- Metric Conversions
- Reducing Radicals
- Factoring
- Solving Linear Equations
- Solving Quadratic Equations
- Polynomial Long Division
- Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
- Statistics

- Nursing MathToggle Dropdown
- Arithmetic Operations
- Place Value in Decimal Number Systems
- Decimals
- Fractions
- Percents
- Ratios and Proportions
- Interpreting Drug Orders
- Oral Dosages
- Dosage Based on Size of the Patient
- Parenteral Dosages
- Intravenous (IV) Administration
- Infusion Rates for Intravenous Piggyback (IVPB) Bag
- General Dosage Rounding Rules

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The metric system is easy to learn and simply to use. There are only a few basic units, and they are generally related to each other by simple factors of 10. The metric system has a single unit for weight (grams), volume (litres), and another for length (metres). Smaller and larger units can be modified with a prefix. For example, *kilo* means 1000 times bigger, so a kilogram is 1000 grams and a kilometer is 1000 metres.

**Metric Abbreviations**

Metric Base Unit Abbreviation |
Other Common Metric Abbreviations |

litre, L | millilitre, mL |

gram, g | kilogram, kg |

**Common Metric Equivalents in the Food-Service Industry**

Weight (Mass) |
Volume (Liquid) |

1 gram = 1000 milligrams | 1000 milliliters = 1 litre |

1000 grams = 1 kilogram |

**Conversions between U.S. Standard and Metric Measurements**

Weight Conversion between U.S. Standard Measure and Metric |
Volume Conversion between U.S. Standard Measure and Metric |

1 ounce = 28.35 grams | 1 litre = 33.8 fluid ounces |

1 kilogram = 2.21 pounds |

Convert 24 fluid ounces of concentrate to litres then millilitres.

**Solution:**

\[24\, fl.oz. \times \frac{1 L}{33.8\, fl.oz.} = 0.7101L\qquad (rounded\, to\, 4\, decimal\, places)\]

\[0.7101L \times \frac{1000mL}{1L} = 710.1mL \qquad (rounded\, to\, 1\, decimal\, place)\]

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