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Intermediate Algebra,9780131492578

Intermediate Algebra



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Blitzer's mathematical rigor is combined with an engaging, friendly and often fun presentation for greater student appeal. Blitzer's exceptionally clear, accessible writing style combines the nuts and bolts students need with interesting and relevant examples.

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
Graphing Equations
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
Compound 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
Rational Equations
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
Rational Exponents
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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