Beginning Algebra

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Table of Contents

Real Numbers and Their Basic Properties
Real Numbers and Their Graphs
Exponents and Order of Operations
Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers
Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
Algebraic Expressions
Properties of Real Numbers
Chapter Review
Equations and Inequalities
Solving Basic Linear Equations in One Variable
Solving More Linear Equations in One Variable
Simplifying Expressions to Solve Linear Equations in One Variable
Introduction to Problem Solving
Motion and Mixture Problems
Solving Linear Inequalities in One Variable
Chapter Review
Cumulative Review Exercises
Writing Equations of Lines
The Rectangular Coordinate System
Graphing Linear Equations
Slope of a Line
Point-Slope Form
Slope-Intercept Form
Chapter Review
Natural-Number Exponents
Zero and Negative-Integer Exponents
Scientific Notation
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Multiplying Polynomials
Dividing Polynomials by Monomials
Dividing Polynomials by Polynomials
Chapter Review
Cumulative Review Exercises
Factoring Polynomials
Factoring Out the Greatest Common Factor
Factoring by Grouping
Factoring the Difference of Two Squares
Factoring Trinomials with a Leading Coefficient of
Factoring General Trinomials
Factoring the Sum and Difference of Two Cubes
Summary of Factoring Techniques
Solving Equations by Factoring
Problem Solving
Chapter Review
Rational Expressions And Equations
Ratio and Proportion
Simplifying Rational Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
Simplifying Complex Fractions
Solving Equations That Contain Rational Expressions
Solving Applications of Equations That Contain Rational Expressions
Proportions and Similar Triangles
Chapter Review
Cumulative Review Exercises
Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Elimination (Addition)
Applications of Systems of Equations
Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities
Chapter Review
Roots and Radical Expressions
Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem. nth Roots and Radicands That Contain Variables
Simplifying Radical Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions
Solving Equations Containing Radicals
the Distance Formula
Rational Exponents
Chapter Review
Cumulative Review Exercises
Quadratic Equations and Graphing Quadratic Functions
Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Square-Root Property
Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula
Graphing Quadratic Functions
Complex Numbers
Chapter Review
Sample Final Examination
Powers and Roots
Answers to Selected Exercises
Index I-1
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