
Prerequisites for College Algebra 


1  (74) 


2  (11) 

Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation 


13  (11) 

Rational Exponents and Radicals 


24  (11) 


35  (11) 


46  (9) 


55  (20) 


65  (3) 


68  (5) 


73  (2) 

Equations and Inequalities 


75  (78) 


76  (8) 

Applications of Linear Equations 


84  (9) 


93  (10) 

Applications of Quadratic Equations 


103  (7) 


110  (9) 

Polynomial and Radical Equations 


119  (6) 


125  (12) 


137  (16) 


144  (1) 


145  (4) 


149  (1) 

Cumulative Review Exercises 


150  (3) 

The Rectangular Coordinate System and Graphs of Equations 


153  (71) 

The Rectangular Coordinate System 


154  (15) 

The Slope of a Nonvertical Line 


169  (11) 

Writing Equations of Lines 


180  (12) 


192  (15) 


207  (17) 


215  (1) 


216  (6) 


222  (2) 


224  (82) 

Functions and Function Notation 


225  (11) 


236  (10) 

Polynomial and Other Functions 


246  (9) 

Translating and Stretching Graphs 


255  (10) 


265  (14) 


279  (10) 


289  (17) 


297  (1) 


298  (4) 


302  (2) 

Cumulative Review Exercises 


304  (2) 

Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 


306  (59) 

Exponential Functions and Their Graphs 


307  (12) 

Applications of Exponential Functions 


319  (6) 

Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs 


325  (10) 

Applications of Logarithmic Functions 


335  (5) 


340  (10) 

Exponential and Logarithmic Equations 


350  (15) 


357  (2) 


359  (4) 


363  (2) 

Solving Polynomial Equations 


365  (35) 

The Remainder and Factor Theorems; Synthetic Division 


366  (9) 

Descartes' Rule of Sings and Bounds on Roots 


375  (6) 

Rational Roots of Polynomial Equations 


381  (8) 

Irrational Roots of Polynomial Equations 


389  (11) 


394  (1) 


395  (3) 


398  (1) 

Cumulative Review Exercises 


398  (2) 


400  (87) 

Systems of Linear Equations 


401  (12) 

Gaussian Elimination and Matrix Methods 


413  (10) 


423  (13) 


436  (7) 


443  (13) 


456  (7) 

Graphs of Linear Inequalities 


463  (6) 


469  (18) 


478  (2) 


480  (5) 


485  (2) 

Conic Sections and Quadratic Systems 


487  (48) 

The Circle and the Parabola 


488  (13) 


501  (11) 


512  (9) 

Solving Simultaneous SecondDegree Equations 


521  (14) 


526  (2) 


528  (4) 


532  (1) 

Cumulative Review Exercises 


533  (2) 

NaturalNumber Functions and Probability 


535  (62) 


536  (5) 

Sequences, Series, and Summation Notation 


541  (7) 


548  (5) 


553  (8) 


561  (5) 

Permutations and Combinations 


566  (9) 


575  (6) 

Computation of Compound Probabilities 


581  (5) 

Odds and Mathematical Expectation 


586  (11) 


589  (2) 


591  (4) 


595  (2) 

The Mathematics of Finance 


597  


598  (8) 

Annuities and Future Value 


606  (6) 

Present Value of an Annuity; Amortization 


612  


617  (2) 


619  (2) 


621  (1) 

Cumulative Review Exercises 


622  
Appendix I A Proof of the Binomial Theorem 

1  (2) 
Appendix II Tables 

3  (3) 


3  (1) 

Table B Base10 Logarithms 


4  (1) 

Table C Basee Logarithms 


5  (1) 
Appendix III Answers to Selected Exercises 

6  
Index 

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