# Elementary and Intermediate Algebra

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

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## Summary

The **Sullivan/Struve/Mazzarella** **Algebra Series** was 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 teachers 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 “**Do the Math**” **Workbook** acts as a companion to the text and to **MyMathLab** by providing short warm-up exercises, guided practice examples, and additional **Do the Math** practice exercises for every section of the text.

**Sullivan Examples** and **Showcase Examples** provide students with superior guidance and instruction when they need it most–when they are away from the instructor and the classroom. Students learn algebra by doing algebra. Throughout the textbook, the exercise sets are grouped into eight categories–some of which appear only as needed. **Study Skills** features are a regular theme throughout the book, anticipating students’ needs and providing the voice of an instructor.

## 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) | |

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 | |

Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing | |

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