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Intermediate Algebra,9780534386283

Intermediate Algebra

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ISBN10:
0534386288
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Pub. Date:
8/24/2001
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Brooks Cole
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Table of Contents

A Review of Basic Algebra
1(93)
Describing Numerical Relationships
2(8)
The Real Number System
10(11)
Operations with Real Numbers
21(16)
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
37(11)
Solving Linear Equations and Formulas
48(12)
Using Equations to Solve Problems
60(11)
More Applications of Equations
71(23)
Key Concept: Let x =
85(1)
Accent on Teamwork
86(1)
Chapter Review
87(5)
Chapter Test
92(2)
Graphs, Equations of Lines, and Functions
94(88)
The Rectangular Coordinate System
95(13)
Graphing Linear Equations
108(13)
Rate of Change and the Slope of a Line
121(12)
Writing Equations of Lines
133(12)
Introduction to Functions
145(12)
Graphs of Functions
157(25)
Key Concept: Functions
171(1)
Accent on Teamwork
172(1)
Chapter Review
173(5)
Chapter Test
178(2)
Cumulative Review Exercises
180(2)
Systems of Equations
182(64)
Solving Systems by Graphing
183(10)
Solving Systems Algebraically
193(13)
Systems with Three Variables
206(11)
Solving Systems Using Matrices
217(10)
Solving Systems Using Determinants
227(19)
Key Concept: Systems of Equations
238(1)
Accent on Teamwork
239(1)
Chapter Review
240(4)
Chapter Test
244(2)
Inequalities
246(61)
Solving Linear Inequalities
247(11)
Solving Compound Inequalities
258(9)
Solving Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
267(12)
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
279(9)
Systems of Linear Inequalities
288(19)
Key Concept: Inequalities
297(1)
Accent on Teamwork
298(1)
Chapter Review
299(4)
Chapter Test
303(1)
Cumulative Review Exercises
304(3)
Exponents, Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions
307(86)
Exponents
308(9)
Scientific Notation
317(7)
Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
324(12)
Multiplying Polynomials
336(9)
The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
345(8)
The Difference of Two Squares; the Sum and Difference of Two Cubes
353(7)
Factoring Trinomials
360(10)
Summary of Factoring Techniques
370(4)
Solving Equations by Factoring
374(19)
Key Concept: Polynomials
384(1)
Accent on Teamwork
385(1)
Chapter Review
386(5)
Chapter Test
391(2)
Rational Expressions
393(86)
Rational Functions and Simplifying Rational Expressions
394(12)
Proportion and Variation
406(13)
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
419(9)
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
428(9)
Complex Fractions
437(10)
Equations Containing Rational Expressions
447(13)
Dividing Polynomials
460(19)
Key Concept: Expressions and Equations
468(1)
Accent on Teamwork
469(1)
Chapter Review
470(4)
Chapter Test
474(2)
Cumulative Review Exercises
476(3)
Radicals and Rational Exponents
479(71)
Radical Expressions and Radical Functions
480(12)
Radical Equations
492(9)
Rational Exponents
501(10)
Simplifying and Combining Radical Expressions
511(10)
Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions
521(10)
Geometric Applications of Radicals
531(19)
Key Concept: Radicals
541(1)
Accent on Teamwork
542(1)
Chapter Review
543(5)
Chapter Test
548(2)
Quadratic Equations, Functions, and Inequalities
550(68)
Completing the Square
551(10)
The Quadratic Formula
561(8)
Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs
569(14)
Complex Numbers
583(10)
The Discriminant and Equations That Can Be Written in Quadratic Form
593(6)
Quadratic and Other Nonlinear Inequalities
599(19)
Key Concept: Solving Quadratic Equations
608(1)
Accent on Teamwork
609(1)
Chapter Review
610(4)
Chapter Test
614(1)
Cumulative Review Exercises
615(3)
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
618(85)
Albebra and Composition of Functions
619(7)
Inverses of Functions
626(10)
Exponential Functions
636(13)
Base-e Exponential Functions
649(9)
Logarithmic Functions
658(9)
Base-e Logarithms
667(6)
Properties of Logarithms
673(10)
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
683(20)
Key Concept: Inverse Functions
693(1)
Accent on Teamwork
694(1)
Chapter Review
695(5)
Chapter Test
700(3)
Conic Sections; More Graphing
703(42)
The Circle and the Parabola
704(12)
The Ellipse
716(8)
The Hyperbola
724(9)
Solving Simultaneous Second-Degree Equations
733(12)
Key Concept: Conic Sections
740(1)
Accent on Teamwork
741(1)
Chapter Review
742(2)
Chapter Test
744(1)
Miscellaneous Topics
745
The Binomial Theorem
746
Arithmetic Sequences
753
Geometric Sequences
760
Permutations and Combinations
769
Probability
778
Key Concept: The Language of Algebra
783
Accent on Teamwork
784
Chapter Review
785
Chapter Test
788
Cumulative Review Exercises
789
Appendix I Numerical Trigonometry A-1
Appendix II Synthetic Division A-12
Appendix III Tables A-19
Table A Powers and Roots
Table B Base-10 Logarithms
Table C Base-e Logarithms
Appendix IV Answers to Selected Exercises A-23
Index I-1


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