# Elementary and Intermediate Algebra, Updated Media Edition (with CD-ROM and MathNOW™, Enhanced iLrn™ Math Tutorial, SBC Web Site Printed Access Card)

**by**Tussy, Alan S.; Gustafson, R. David

3rd

### 9780495188742

0495188743

Hardcover

1/31/2006

Cengage Learning

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Become fluent in "the language of algebra" with ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, Third Edition. This textbook will improve your ability to read, write, and communicate mathematical ideas. Tussy and Gustafson make learning easy with their five-step problem-solving approach: analyze the problem, form an equation, solve the equation, state the result, and check the solution. This edition also includes iLrn Testing and Tutorial; Personal Tutor with SMARTHINKING live online tutoring; the Interactive Video Skillbuilder CD-ROM with MathCue; a Book Companion Web Site featuring online graphing calculator resources; and The Learning Equation, powered by iLrn.

## Table of Contents

An Introduction to Algebra | |

The Language of Algebra | |

Fractions | |

The Real Numbers | |

Adding Real Numbers | |

Subtracting Real Numbers | |

Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers | |

Exponents and Order of Operations | |

Algebraic Expressions | |

Accent on Teamwork | |

Key Concept | |

Chapter Review | |

Chapter Test | |

Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving | |

Solving Equations | |

Problem Solving | |

Simplifying Algebraic Expressions | |

More about Solving Equations | |

Formulas | |

More about Problem Solving | |

Solving Inequalities | |

Accent on Teamwork | |

Key Concept | |

Chapter Review | |

Chapter Test | |

Cumulative Review Exercises | |

Linear Equations and Inequalities in two Variables | |

Graphing Using the Rectangular Coordinate System | |

Graphing Linear Equations | |

More about Graphing Linear Equations | |

The Slope of a Line | |

Slope? | |

Intercept Form | |

Point? | |

Slope Form | |

Graphing Linear Inequalities | |

Accent on Teamwork | |

Key Concept | |

Chapter Review | |

Chapter Test | |

Exponents and Polynomials | |

Rules for Exponents | |

Zero and Negative Exponents | |

Scientific Notation | |

Polynomials | |

Adding and Subtracting Polynomials | |

Multiplying Polynomials | |

Special Products | |

Division of Polynomials | |

Accent on Teamwork | |

Key Concept | |

Chapter Review | |

Chapter Test | |

Cumulative Review Exercises | |

Factoring and Quadratic Equations | |

The Greatest Common Factor | |

Factoring by Grouping | |

Factoring Trinomials of the Form x^2+bx+c | |

Factoring Trinomials of the form ax^2+bx+c | |

Factoring Perfect Square Trinomials and the Differences of Two Squares | |

Factoring the Sum and Difference of Two Cubes | |

A Factoring Strategy | |

Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring | |

Accent on Teamwork | |

Key Concept | |

Chapter Review | |

Chapter Test | |

Rational Expressions and Equations | |

Simplifying Rational Expressions | |

Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions | |

Addition and Subtraction with Like Denominators | |

Least Common Denominators | |

Simplifying Complex Fractions | |

Solving Rational Equations | |

Problem Solving Using Rational Equations | |

Proportions and Similar Triangles | |

Accent on Teamwork | |

Key Concept | |

Chapter Review | |

Chapter Test | |

Cumulative Review Exercises | |

Solving Systems of Equations and Inequalitites | |

Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing | |

Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution | |

Solving Systems of Equations by Elimination | |

Problem Solving Using Systems of Equations | |

Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities | |

Accent on Teamwork | |

Key Concept | |

Chapter Review | |

Chapter Test | |

More Equations, Inequalities, and Factoring | |

Review of Equations and Inequalities | |

Solving Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities | |

A Review of Factoring | |

Review of Rational Expressions | |

Review of Graphing and Introduction to Functions | |

Graphing Other Functions | |

Variation | |

Synthetic Division | |

Accent on Teamwork | |

Key Concept | |

Chapter Review | |

Chapter Test | |

Cumulative Review Exercises | |

Radicals and Rational Exponents | |

Radical Expressions and Radical Functions | |

Rational Exponents | |

Simplifying and Combining Radical Expressions | |

Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions | |

Radical Equations | |

Geometric Applications of Radicals | |

Complex Numbers | |

Accent on Teamwork | |

Key Concept | |

Chapter Review | |

Chapter Test | |

Quadratic Equations, Functions, and Inequalities | |

Completing the Square | |

The Quadratic Formula | |

The Discriminant and Equations That Can Be Written in Quadratic Form | |

Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs | |

Quadratic and Other Nonlinear Inequalities | |

Accent on Teamwork | |

Key Concept | |

Chapter Review | |

Chapter Test | |

Cumulative Review Exercises | |

Exponential and Logarithmic Functions | |

Algebra and Composition of Functions | |

Inverses of Functions | |

Exponential Functions | |

Base-E Exponential Functions | |

Logarithmic Functions | |

Base-E Logarithms | |

Properties of Logarithms | |

Exponential and Logarithmic Equations | |

Accent on Teamwork | |

Key Concept | |

Chapter Review | |

Chapter Test | |

More on Systems of Equations | |

Solving Systems with Two Variables | |

Solving Systems with Three Variables | |

Solving Systems Using Matrices | |

Solving Systems Using Determinants | |

Accent on Teamwork | |

Key Concep | |

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