Preface | p. vii |

To the Student | p. xvii |

Learning Styles Inventory | p. xxiii |

Foundations of Algebra | p. 1 |

Number Sets and the Structure of Algebra | p. 2 |

Fractions | p. 11 |

Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers; Properties of Real Numbers | p. 24 |

Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers; Properties of Real Numbers | p. 41 |

Exponents, Roots, and Order of Operations | p. 56 |

Translating Word Phrases to Expressions | p. 70 |

Evaluating and Rewriting Expressions | p. 78 |

Summary | p. 89 |

Review Exercises | p. 95 |

Practice Test | p. 99 |

Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities | p. 101 |

Equations, Formulas, and the Problem-Solving Process | p. 102 |

The Addition Principle | p. 118 |

The Multiplication Principle | p. 132 |

Applying the Principles to Formulas | p. 147 |

Translating Word Sentences to Equations | p. 153 |

Solving Linear Inequalities | p. 164 |

Summary | p. 177 |

Review Exercises | p. 182 |

Practice Test | p. 186 |

Problem Solving | p. 189 |

Ratios and Proportions | p. 190 |

Percents | p. 205 |

Problems with Two or More Unknowns | p. 221 |

Rates | p. 236 |

Investment and Mixture | p. 244 |

Summary | p. 252 |

Review Exercises | p. 257 |

Practice Test | p. 262 |

Chapters 1-3 Cumulative Review Exercises | p. 264 |

Graphing Linear Equations and Inequalities | p. 267 |

The Rectangular Coordinate System | p. 268 |

Graphing Linear Equations | p. 277 |

Graphing Using Intercepts | p. 289 |

Slope-Intercept Form | p. 299 |

Point-Slope Form | p. 313 |

Graphing Linear Inequalities | p. 327 |

Introduction to Functions and Function Notation | p. 337 |

Summary | p. 355 |

Review Exercises | p. 363 |

Practice Test | p. 370 |

Polynomials | p. 373 |

Exponents and Scientific Notation | p. 374 |

Introduction to Polynomials | p. 387 |

Adding and Subtracting Polynomials | p. 400 |

Exponent Rules and Multiplying Monomials | p. 411 |

Multiplying Polynomials; Special Products | p. 423 |

Exponent Rules and Dividing Polynomials | p. 435 |

Summary | p. 451 |

Review Exercises | p. 454 |

Practice Test | p. 458 |

Factoring | p. 459 |

Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping | p. 460 |

Factoring Trinomials of the Form x[superscript 2] + bx + c | p. 471 |

Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax[superscript 2] + bx + c, where a [not equal] 1 | p. 478 |

Factoring Special Products | p. 487 |

Strategies for Factoring | p. 496 |

Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring | p. 502 |

Graphs of Quadratic Equations and Functions | p. 515 |

Summary | p. 525 |

Review Exercises | p. 530 |

Practice Test | p. 533 |

Chapters 1-6 Cumulative Review Exercises | p. 534 |

Rational Expressions and Equations | p. 537 |

Simplifying Rational Expressions | p. 538 |

Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions | p. 552 |

Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with the Same Denominator | p. 563 |

Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Different Denominators | p. 570 |

Complex Rational Expressions | p. 582 |

Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions | p. 591 |

Applications with Rational Expressions | p. 601 |

Summary | p. 615 |

Review Exercises | p. 622 |

Practice Test | p. 626 |

Systems of Equations | p. 629 |

Solving Systems of Linear Equations Graphically | p. 630 |

Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution | p. 641 |

Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Elimination | p. 652 |

More Applications with Systems of Equations | p. 664 |

Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities | p. 678 |

Summary | p. 688 |

Review Exercises | p. 693 |

Practice Test | p. 697 |

Roots and Radicals | p. 699 |

Square Roots and Radical Expressions | p. 700 |

Multiplying and Simplifying Square Roots | p. 710 |

Dividing and Simplifying Square Roots | p. 716 |

Adding and Subtracting Square Roots | p. 727 |

Solving Radical Equations | p. 738 |

Higher Roots and Rational Exponents | p. 748 |

Summary | p. 760 |

Review Exercises | p. 764 |

Practice Test | p. 769 |

Chapters 1-9 Cumulative Review Exercises | p. 770 |

Quadratic Equations | p. 773 |

The Square Root Principle | p. 774 |

Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square | p. 785 |

Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Quadratic Formula | p. 794 |

Complex Numbers | p. 806 |

Graphing Quadratic Equations | p. 815 |

Summary | p. 830 |

Review Exercises | p. 835 |

Practice Test | p. 839 |

Chapters 1-10 Cumulative Review Exercises | p. 841 |

Answers (Student edition only) | p. 1 |

Glossary | p. 1 |

Index | p. 1 |

Applications Index | p. 1 |

Photograph Credits | p. 1 |

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