### Unit 1: Basic Algebra Concepts

We begin by quickly reviewing the basic concepts you will need to understand as you begin your study of algebra. If you have taken a pre-algebra course, you may be familiar with some of these concepts. With practice, every student, regardless of background, can grasp these concepts.

**Completing this unit should take you approximately 26 hours.**

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

- evaluate order of operations with absolute value;
- distribute and combine like terms;
- evaluate algebraic expressions;
- solve linear equations (simple, dual side variables, infinite or no solution, and rational coefficients);
- solve linear absolute value equations (simple and dual side);
- solve algebraic formulas with several variables for one of the variables; and
- solve applications of linear equations (age, integers, and triangles).

### Unit 1 Assessment

Please take this assessment to check your understanding of the materials presented in this unit.

**Notes:****There is no minimum required score to pass this assessment, and your score on this assessment**__will not__factor into your overall course grade.**This assessment is designed to prepare you for the Final Exam that will determine your course grade. Upon submission of your assessment you will be provided with the correct answers and/or other feedback meant to help in your understanding of the topics being assessed.****You may attempt this assessment as many times as needed, whenever you would like.**