# Week 8

## Topics

This week, we will cover the first two sections of Chapter 3, and Linear Inequalities
in section 1-1. Specifically, we will look at

**Chapter 3-1:** Simple Interest
**Chapter 3-2:** Compound Interest and Continuous Compound Interest
**Chapter 1-1**
: Linear Inequalities

Those are fairly simple sections, and the corresponding homeworks are easy.

Simple and compound interest are each expressed by a certain equation with
four variables. If you know three of them, you can solve for the fourth. You
just have to learn to recognize what it is that is being asked, as well as
being proficient with manipulating the equations. The algebra review and the
sections on exponentials and logarithms will come in very handy here.

The material on linear inequalities is a preparation for chapter 5. It really
belongs with the material for next week, but the next two weeks will probably
be the hardest of the term, and contain the most material, so we moved this material up.

## Assignments

Read the textbook and do the homework assignment HW 6.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015