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# Elementary Algebra

**by**Sullivan, Michael, III; Struve, Katherine R.; Mazzarella, Janet

2nd

### 9780321567482

032156748X

Hardcover

12/28/2008

Pearson

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## Summary

TheSullivan/Struve/Mazzarella AlgebraSerieswas written to motivate students to "do the math" outside of the classroom through a design and organization that models what you do inside the classroom. The left-to-right annotations in the examples provide a teacherrs"s voice through every step of the problem-solving process. The Sullivan exercise sets, which begin with Quick Checks to reinforce each example, present problem types of every possible derivation with a gradual increase in difficulty level. The new "Do the Math" Workbook acts as a companion to the text and to MyMathLab reg; by providing short warm-up exercises, guided practice examples, and additional "Do the Math" practice exercises for every section of the text. Operations on Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions; Equations and Inequalities in One Variable; Introduction to Graphing and Equations of Lines; Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities; Exponents and Polynomials; Factoring Polynomials; Rational Expressions and Equations; Roots and Radicals; Quadratic Equations; Graphs of Quadratic Equations in Two Variables and an Introduction to Functions For all readers interested in beginning algebra.

## Author Biography

**Mike Sullivan, III** is a professor of mathematics at Joliet Junior College. He holds graduate degrees from DePaul University in both mathematics and economics. Mike is an author or co-author on more than 20 books, including a statistics book and a developmental mathematics series. Mike is the father of three children and an avid golfer who tries to spend as much of his limited free time as possible on the golf course.

## Table of Contents

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Operations on Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions | |

Success in Mathematics | |

Fractions, Decimals, and Percents | |

The Number Systems and the Real Number Line | |

Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Integers | |

Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Rational Numbers Expressed as Fractions and Decimals | |

Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 1.2-1.5) | |

Properties of Real Numbers | |

Exponents and the Order of Operations | |

Simplifying Algebraic Expressions | |

Activity: The Math Game | |

Review | |

Test | |

Equations and Inequalities in One Variable | |

Linear Equations: The Addition and Multiplication Properties of Equality | |

Linear Equations: Using the Properties Together | |

Solving Linear Equations Involving Fractions and Decimals; Classifying Equations | |

Evaluating Formulas and Solving Formulas for a Variable | |

Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 2.1-2.4) | |

Introduction to Problem Solving: Direct Translation Problems | |

Problem Solving: Direct Translation Problems Involving Percent | |

Problem Solving: Geometry and Uniform Motion | |

Solving Linear Inequalities in One Variable | |

Activity: Pass to the Right | |

Review | |

Test | |

Introduction to Graphing and Equations of Lines | |

The Rectangular Coordinate System and Equations in Two Variables | |

Graphing Equations in Two Variables | |

Slope | |

Slope-Intercept Form of a Line | |

Point-Slope Form of a Line | |

Parallel and Perpendicular Lines | |

Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 3.1-3.6) | |

Linear Inequalities in Two Variables | |

Activity: Graphing Practice | |

Review | |

Test | |

Cumulative Review Chapters 1-3 | |

Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities | |

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