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Basics of Business Math Series


This series is designed for users who want to improve their basic math skills. It covers basic mathematical calculations commonly used in business settings. Courses cover computing fractions and decimals, the order of operations for combined computations, and solving equations and word problems. It includes the use of proportions, ratios, and percentages, and also provides instruction on the use of a calculator for business applications.


After completing this course, students will be able to:


  • Recognize how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions
  • Explain how to write equal fractions
  • Solve combined computations
  • Use fractions to solve application problems
  • Compare decimals and round decimals to the nearest tenth and nearest hundredth
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals
  • Perform combined addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems using the rules of order
  • Solve math problems using decimals
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide with a calculator
  • Use the constant function
  • Multiply and divide by fractions
  • Use the percent key to do percent calculations
  • Solve squares and square roots
  • Perform chain calculations and combined operations
  • Use common formulas to perform financial calculations
  • Solve simple equations
  • Solve word problems by using formulas
  • Create ratios to express the relationship between two amounts
  • Use proportions to solve problems involving comparisons of ratios
  • Solve math problems using ratios and proportions
  • Solve math problems using equations
  • Convert a decimal to a percent and a percent to a decimal
  • Convert decimals to fractions, fractions to decimals, and fractions to percents
  • Define the terms base, rate, and percentage and identify them in word problems
  • Solve math problems using percents
  • Define mean, median, and mode
  • Calculate a simple average
  • Determine the type of average that best represents the measure of central tendency
  • Distinguish between a simple average and a weighted average
  • Calculate a weighted average
  • Identify various types of graphs and charts
  • Read and interpret graphs
  • Select appropriate graphs


Students may master the course/s by achieving a percentage at or above 70% for each individual lesson, through their scoring results of the course questions, the skill assessment, or a combination of both.

course quick facts
course code DED500
cost $99.00
estimated time to
complete course
24 Hours
course materials
90 Days