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# Elementary and Intermediate Algebra : Concepts and Applications: A Combined Approach

**by**Bittinger, Marvin L.; Ellenbogen, David J.; Johnson, Barbara L.

3rd

### 9780201719666

0201719665

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1/1/2002

Addison Wesley

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The Third Edition of Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts and Applications, a Combined Approach continues to bring your students a best-selling text that incorporates the five-step problem-solving process, real-world applications, proven pedagogy, and an accessible writing style. The Bittinger/Ellenbogen hardback series has consistently provided teachers and students with the tools needed to succeed in developmental mathematics. With this revision, the authors have maintained all the hallmark features that have made this series so successful, including its five-step problem-solving process, student-oriented writing style, real-data applications, and wide variety of exercises. Among the features added or revised are new Aha! exercises that encourage students to think before jumping in to solve a problem, 20% more real-data applications, and 50% new Skill Maintenance Exercises . This series not only provides students with the tools necessary to learn and understand math, but also provides them with insights into how math works in the world around them.

## Table of Contents

Introduction to Algebraic Expressions | |

Introduction to Algebra | |

The Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Laws | |

Fraction Notation | |

Positive and Negative Real Numbers | |

Addition of Real Numbers | |

Subtraction of Real Numbers | |

Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers | |

Exponential Notation and Order of Operations | |

Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving | |

Solving Equations | |

Using the Principles Together | |

Formulas | |

Applications with Percent | |

Problem Solving | |

Solving Inequalities | |

Solving Applications with Inequalities | |

Introduction to Graphing | |

Interpreting Graphs and Ordered Pairs | |

Graphing Linear Equations | |

Graphing and Intercepts | |

Rates | |

Slope | |

Slope-Intercept Form | |

Point-Slope Form | |

Polynomials | |

Exponents and Their Properties | |

Polynomials | |

Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials | |

Multiplication of Polynomials | |

Special Products | |

Polynomials in Several Variables | |

Division of Polynomials | |

Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation | |

Polynomials and Factoring | |

Introduction to Factoring | |

Factoring Trinomials of the Typex^2+bx+c | |

Factoring Trinomials of the Typeax^2+bx+c | |

Factoring Perfect-Square Trinomials and Differences of Squares | |

Factoring Sums or Differences of Cubes | |

Factoring: A General Strategy | |

Solving Polynomial Equations by Factoring | |

Solving Applications | |

Rational Expressions and Equations | |

Rational Expressions | |

Multiplication and Division | |

Addition, Subtraction, and Least Common Denominators | |

Addition and Subtraction with Unlike Denominators | |

Complex Rational Expressions | |

Solving Rational Equations | |

Applications Using Rational Equations and Proportions | |

Formulas | |

Functions and Graphs | |

Introduction to Functions | |

Domain and Range | |

Graphs of Functions | |

The Algebra of Functions | |

Variation and Problem Solving | |

Systems of Equations and Problem Solving | |

Systems of Equations in Two Variables | |

Solving by Substitution or Elimination | |

Solving Applications: Systems of Two Equations | |

Systems of Equations in Three Variables | |

Solving Applications: Systems of Three Equations | |

Elimination Using Matrices | |

Determinants and Cramer's Rule | |

Business and Economic Applications | |

Inequalities and Problem Solving | |

Interval Notation and Problem Solving | |

Intersections, Unions, and Compound Inequalities | |

Absolute-Value Equations and Inequalities | |

Inequalities in Two Variables | |

Applications Using Linear Programming | |

Exponents and Radical Functions | |

Radical Expressions and Functions | |

Rational Numbers as Exponents | |

Multiplying Radical Expressions | |

Dividing Radical Expressions | |

Expressions Containing Several Radical Terms | |

Solving Radical Equations | |

Geometric Applications | |

The Complex Numbers | |

Quadratic Functions and Equations | |

Quadratic Equations | |

The Quadratic Formula | |

Applications Involving Quadratic Equations | |

Studying Solutions of Quadratic Equations | |

Equations Reducible to Quadratic | |

Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs | |

More About Graphing Quadratic Functions | |

Problem Solving and Quadratic Functions | |

Polynomi | |

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