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# Intermediate Algebra

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

2nd

### 9780321567529

0321567528

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. Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions; Linear Equations and Inequalities; Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable; Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables; Relations, Functions, and More Inequalities; Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities; Polynomial and Polynomial Functions; Rational Expressions and Rational Functions; Radicals and Rational Exponents; Quadratic Equations and Functions; Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; Conics; Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem For all readers interested in intermediate 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

Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions | |

Success in Mathematics | |

Sets and Classification of Numbers | |

Operations on Signed Numbers | |

Properties of Real Numbers | |

Order of Operations | |

Algebraic Expressions | |

Linear Equations and Inequalities | |

Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable | |

Linear Equations in One Variable | |

An Introduction to Problem Solving | |

Using Formulas to Solve Problems | |

Linear Inequalities in One Variable Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 1.11.4) | |

Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables | |

Rectangular Coordinates and Graphs of Equations | |

Linear Equations in Two Variables | |

Parallel and Perpendicular Lines | |

Linear Inequalities in Two Variables | |

Activity: Pass the Paper | |

Review | |

Test Cumulative Review Chapters R | |

Relations, Functions, and More Inequalities | |

Relations | |

An Introduction to Functions | |

Functions and Their Graphs | |

Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 2.12.4) | |

Linear Functions and Models | |

Compound Inequalities | |

Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities | |

Variation | |

Activity: Shifting Discovery? | |

Review | |

Test | |

Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities | |

Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables | |

Problem Solving: Systems of Two Linear Equations Containing Two Unknowns | |

Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 3.13.3) | |

Using Matrices to Solve Systems | |

Determinants and Cramer's Rule | |

Systems of Linear Inequalities | |

Activity: Find the Numbers | |

Review | |

Test | |

Cumulative Review Chapters | |

Getting Ready for Chapter 4 | |

Laws of Exponents and Scientific Notation | |

Polynomial and Polynomial Functions | |

Adding and Subtracting Polynomials | |

Multiplying Polynomials | |

Dividing Polynomials | |

Synthetic Division | |

Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 4.14.3) | |

Greatest Common Factor | |

Factoring by Grouping | |

Factoring Trinomials | |

Factoring Special Products | |

Factoring: A General Strategy | |

Polynomial Equations | |

Activity: What Is the Question? | |

Review | |

Test | |

Getting Ready for | |

A Review of Operations on Rational Numbers | |

Rational Expressions and Rational Functions | |

Multiplying and Dividing Rational Functions | |

Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions | |

Complex Rational Expressions | |

Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 5.15.3) | |

Rational Equations | |

Rational Inequalities | |

Models Involving Rational Expressions | |

Activity: Correct the Quiz | |

Review | |

Test | |

Cumulative Review Chapters | |

Getting Ready for | |

Square Roots | |

Radicals and Rational Exponents | |

nth Roots and Rational Exponents | |

Simplify Expressions Using the Law of Exponents | |

Simplify Radical Expressions Using Properties of Radicals | |

Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radical Expressions | |

Rationalizing Radical Expressions | |

Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 6.16.5) | |

Functions Involving Radicals | |

Radical Equations and Their Applications | |

The Complex Number System | |

Activity: Which One Does Not Belong? | |

Review | |

Test | |

Quadratic Equations and Functions | |

Solving Quadr | |

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