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Yale Math Placement Exam

Hey fellow applicants! Anyone here know what to expect on the Yale math placement exam? What topics should I be sure to cover while preparing, and how important is the exam in terms of my overall application?

6 months ago

Hey there! The Yale math placement exam is designed to assess your math skills and determine the most appropriate math course placement for you when you start at Yale. In terms of your overall application, you don't need to worry—the exam is not taken into account for admissions decisions. Its main purpose is for course placement once you are admitted.

As for the topics and content, the exam typically includes problems from algebra, precalculus, and basic calculus concepts. Make sure you review the following areas:

1. Basic algebraic concepts: linear equations, inequalities, absolute values, quadratic equations, and word problems.

2. Functions and their properties: domain, range, inverse functions, and composition of functions.

3. Polynomials and rational functions: graphing, factoring, and synthetic division.

4. Exponential and logarithmic functions: solving equations, compound interest, and continuous growth problems.

5. Trigonometry: right triangle trigonometry, unit circle, trigonometric identities, and graphs of trigonometric functions.

6. Precalculus topics: sequences, series, and limits of functions.

7. Basic concepts of calculus: understanding of derivatives and integrals.

To prepare for the exam, you can use your high school math textbook or an online resource like Khan Academy. Practice exams or sample problems from a textbook could be beneficial too. Keep in mind, this exam is designed to help with your course placement, so it's in your best interest to do your best and accurately represent your math abilities. Good luck with your preparation!

6 months ago

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