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Table of Contents
|A Brief Guide to Getting the Most from This Book|
|Preface To The Student|
|About the Author|
|Algebra, Mathematical Models, and Problem Solving|
|Algebraic Expressions and Real Numbers|
|Operations with Real Numbers and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions|
|Solving Linear Equations Mid-Chapter Check Point|
|Problem Solving and Using Formulas|
|Problems of Integral Exponents|
|Scientific Notation Group Project Summary Review Exercises Chapter Test|
|Functions and Linear Functions|
|Introduction to Functions|
|The Algebra of Functions Mid-Chapter Check Point|
|Linear Functions and Slope|
|The Point-Slope Form of the Equation of a Line Group Project Summary Review Exercises Chapter Test Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1-2)|
|Systems of Linear Equations|
|Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables|
|Problem Solving and Business Applications Using Systems of Equations|
|Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables Mid-Chapter Check point|
|Matrix Solutions to Linear Systems|
|Determinants and Cramer's Rule Group Project Summary Review Exercises Chapter Test|
|Inequalities and Problem Solving|
|Solving Linear Inequalities|
|Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Value Mid-Chapter Check Point|
|Linear Inequalities in Two Variables|
|Linear Programming Group Project Summary Review Exercises Chapter Test Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1-4)|
|Polynomials, Polynomial Functions, and Factoring|
|Introduction to Polynomials and Polynomial Functions|
|Multiplication of Polynomials|
|Greatest Common Factors and Factoring By Grouping|
|Factoring Trinomials Mid-Chapter Check Point|
|Factoring Special Forms|
|A General Factoring Strategy|
|Polynomial Equations and Their Applications Group Project Summary Review Exercises Chapter Test|
|Rational Expressions, Functions, and Equations|
|Rational Expressions and Functions: Multiplying and Dividing|
|Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions|
|Complex Rational Expressions|
|Division of Polynomials Mid-Chapter Check Point|
|Synthetic Division and the Remainder Theorem|
|Formulas and Applications of Rational Equations|
|Modeling Using Variation Group Project Summary Review Exercises Chapter Test Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1-6)|
|Radicals, Radical Functions, and Rational Exponents|
|Radical Expressions and Functions|
|Multiplying and Simplifying Radical Expressions|
|Adding, Subtracting, and Dividing Radical Expressions Mid-Chapter Check Point|
|Multiplying with More Than One Term and Rationalizing|
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