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Intermediate Algebra

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9780131868304

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0131868306
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
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Prentice Hall
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Summary

You can succeed in math with the clearly explained concepts, problem-solving strategies, and study skills help found in Intermediate Algebra, Third Edition by Elayn Martin-Gay. Good study skills are essential to your success in mathematics. This text features Study Skill Builders to help make sure you are getting the most from the time you spend doing homework and studying.

Table of Contents

Tools to Help Students Succeed ix
Additional Resources to Help You Succeed xi
Preface xiii
Applications Index xxiii
Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions
1(68)
Tips for Success in Mathematics
2(5)
Algebraic Expressions and Sets of Numbers
7(8)
Equations, Inequalities, and Properties of Real Numbers
15(8)
Operations on Real Numbers
23(11)
Integrated Review--Real Numbers
32(2)
Order of Operations and Algebraic Expressions
34(9)
Exponents and Scientific Notation
43(9)
More Work with Exponents and Scientific Notation
52(17)
Group Activity: Geometry Investigations
58(1)
Vocabulary Check
59(1)
Highlights
59(3)
Review
62(5)
Test
67(2)
Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving
69(84)
Linear Equations in One Variable
70(12)
An Introduction to Problem Solving
82(13)
Formulas and Problem Solving
95(8)
Linear Inequalities and Problem Solving
103(15)
Integrated Review--Linear Equations and Inequalities
116(2)
Sets and Compound Inequalities
118(9)
Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
127(26)
Group Activity: Nutrition Labels
138(1)
Vocabulary Check
139(1)
Highlights
139(5)
Review
144(5)
Test
149(2)
Cumulative Review
151(2)
Graphs and Functions
153(104)
Graphing Linear Equations
154(16)
The Slope of a Line
170(13)
The Slope-Intercept Form
183(8)
More Equations of Lines
191(11)
Integrated Review---Linear Equations in Two Variables
200(2)
Graphing Linear Inequalities
202(7)
Introduction to Functions
209(12)
Finding Domains and Ranges from Graphs and Graphing Piecewise-Defined Functions
221(7)
Shifting and Reflecting Graphs of Functions
228(29)
Group Activity: Linear Modeling
236(1)
Vocabulary Check
237(1)
Highlights
237(5)
Review
242(8)
Test
250(4)
Cumulative Review
254(3)
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
257(61)
Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
258(13)
Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
271(8)
Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving
279(14)
Integrated Review---Systems of Linear Equations
292(1)
Solving Systems of Equations Using Matrices
293(7)
Systems of Linear Inequalities
300(18)
Group Activity: Another Mathematical Model
304(1)
Vocabulary Check
305(1)
Highlights
305(5)
Review
310(4)
Test
314(2)
Cumulative Review
316(2)
Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
318(84)
Polynomial Functions and Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
319(11)
Multiplying Polynomials
330(9)
Dividing Polynomials and Synthetic Division
339(10)
The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
349(7)
Factoring Trinomials
356(9)
Factoring by Special Products
365(9)
Integrated Review--Operations on Polynomials and Factoring Strategies
372(2)
Solving Equations by Factoring and Solving Problems
374(28)
Group Activity: Finding the Largest Area
388(1)
Vocabulary Check
389(3)
Highlights
392(1)
Review
392(5)
Test
397(2)
Cumulative Review
399(3)
Rational Expressions
402(75)
Rational Functions and Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
403(13)
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
416(9)
Simplifying Complex Fractions
425(8)
Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions
433(11)
Integrated Review--Expressions and Equations Containing Rational Expressions
442(2)
Rational Equations and Problem Solving
444(11)
Variation and Problem Solving
455(22)
Group Activity: Fastest-Growing Occupations
464(1)
Vocabulary Check
465(1)
Highlights
465(3)
Review
468(4)
Test
472(2)
Cumulative Review
474(3)
Rational Exponents, Radicals, and Complex Numbers
477(75)
Radical Expressions and Radical Functions
478(8)
Rational Exponents
486(7)
Simplifying Radical Expressions
493(9)
Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radical Expressions
502(7)
Rationalizing Numerators and Denominators of Radical Expressions
509(10)
Integrated Review--Radicals and Rational Exponents
517(2)
Radical Equations and Problem Solving
519(12)
Complex Numbers
531(21)
Group Activity: Heron of Alexandria
538(1)
Vocabulary Check
539(1)
Highlights
539(4)
Review
543(4)
Test
547(2)
Cumulative Review
549(3)
Quadratic Equations and Functions
552(82)
Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
553(12)
Solving Quadratic Equations by Using the Quadratic Formula
565(13)
Solving Equations by Using Quadratic Methods
578(12)
Integrated Review---Summary on Solving Quadratic Equations
588(2)
Nonlinear Inequalities in One Variable
590(9)
Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs
599(11)
Further Graphing of Quadratic Functions
610(24)
Group Activity: Recognizing Linear and Quadratic Models
620(1)
Vocabulary Check
621(1)
Highlights
621(4)
Review
625(4)
Test
629(2)
Cumulative Review
631(3)
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
634(77)
The Algebra of Functions
635(7)
Inverse Functions
642(11)
Exponential Functions
653(10)
Logarithmic Functions
663(8)
Properties of Logarithms
671(8)
Integrated Review---Functions and Properties of Logarithms
677(2)
Common Logarithms, Natural Logarithms, and Change of Base
679(7)
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and Problem Solving
686(25)
Group Activity: Sound Intensity
694(1)
Vocabulary Check
695(1)
Highlights
695(4)
Review
699(6)
Test
705(3)
Cumulative Review
708(3)
Conic Sections
711(55)
The Parabola and the Circle
712(14)
The Ellipse and the Hyperbola
726(12)
Integrated Review--Graphing Conic Sections
736(2)
Solving Nonlinear Systems of Equations
738(7)
Nonlinear Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities
745(21)
Group Activity: Modeling Conic Sections
751(1)
Vocabulary Check
752(1)
Highlights
752(3)
Review
755(5)
Test
760(3)
Cumulative Review
763(3)
Appendix A Fractions 766(8)
Appendix B Solving Systems of Equations Using Determinants 774(8)
Appendix C The Bigger Picture 782(3)
Appendix D An Introduction to Using a Graphing Utility 785(6)
Appendix E Stretching and Compressing Graphs of Absolute Value Functions 791(3)
Appendix F Review of Angles, Lines, and Special Triangles 794
Answers to Selected Exercises 1(42)
Solutions to Selected Exercises 43
Index 1(8)
Photo Credits 9


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