In Business Mathematics, students discover a variety of basic mathematical concepts and tools for real-word mathematical application including algebraic equations, formulas, operations using fractions, decimals, and percentages. This course shows students how to work with percentages to solve application problems and how to research investment and insurance options. Students learn to graph a function from an equation, and they work with ratios and proportions. Additionally, students explore the proper methods of preparing and analyzing income statements and balance sheets. They also study the ways in which to calculate real estate loan payments, and they learn to read and interpret graphs to represent data in the business world. This course also discusses mean, median, and mode as it relates to the distribution of data.