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# Beginning and Intermediate Algebra

**by**Lial, Margaret L.; Hornsby, John; McGinnis, Terry

3rd

### 9780321127150

0321127153

Hardcover

1/1/2004

Addison Wesley

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## Summary

The Lial series has helped thousands of students succeed in developmental mathematics through its friendly writing style, numerous realistic examples, extensive problem sets, and complete supplements package. In keeping with its proven track record, this revision includes a new open design, more exercises and applications, and additional features to help both students and instructors succeed.

## Table of Contents

The Real Number System | |

Fractions | |

Exponents, Order of Operations, and Inequality | |

Variables, Expressions, and Equations | |

Real Numbers and the Number Line | |

Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers | |

Multiplying and Dividing Real Number? | |

Summary Exercises on Operation with Real Numbers | |

Properties of Real Numbers | |

Simplifying Expressions | |

Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable; Applications | |

The Addition Property of Equality | |

The Multiplication Property of Equality | |

More on Solving Linear Equation? | |

Summary Exercises on Solving Linear Equations | |

An Introduction to Applications of Linear Equations | |

Formulas and Applications from Geometry | |

Ratios and Proportions | |

More about Problem Solving | |

Solving Linear Inequalities | |

Linear Equations in Two Variables | |

Reading Graphs; Linear Equations in Two Variables | |

Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables | |

The Slope of a Line | |

Equations of a Line | |

Exponents and Polynomials | |

The Product Rule and Power Rules for Exponents | |

Integer Exponents and the Quotient Rul? | |

Summary Exercises on the Rules for Exponents | |

An Application of Exponents: Scientific Notation | |

Adding and Subtracting Polynomials; Graphing Simple Polynomials | |

Multiplying Polynomials | |

Special Products | |

Dividing Polynomials | |

Factoring and Applications | |

The Greatest Common Factor; Factoring by Grouping | |

Factoring Trinomials | |

More on Factoring Trinomials | |

Special Factoring Technique? | |

Summary Exercises on Factoring | |

Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring | |

Applications of Quadratic Equations | |

Rational Expressions and Applications | |

The Fundamental Property of Rational Expressions | |

Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions | |

Least Common Denominators | |

Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions | |

Complex Fractions | |

Solving Equations With Rational Expression? | |

Summary Exercises on Rational Expressions and Equations | |

Applications of Rational Expressions | |

Equations of Lines; Functions | |

Review of Graphs and Slopes of Lines | |

Review of Equations of Lines; Linear Models | |

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