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Designed for first-year developmental students who need support in intermediate algebra, the Fourth Edition of Intermediate Algebra retains the hallmark features for which the Larson team is known: abundant, high-quality applications; the use of real data; the integration of visualization (figures and graphs) throughout; and extensive opportunities for self-assessment (mid-chapter quizzes, review exercises, tests, and cumulative tests). In developing supportive new features for the Fourth Edition, the authors' goal is for students to come away from the class with a firm understanding of algebra and how it functions as a modern modeling language. What You Should Learn orients students to each section by listing the main objectives. Why You Should Learn It provides a motivational explanation for learning the given objectives. What Did You Learn? following each chapter highlights key mathematical terms and concepts. For easy reference, Key Terms are correlated to the chapter by page number, while Key Concepts are correlated by section number. Integrated Review Exercises appear before section exercises in every section. They offer a review of skills, definitions, and problem solving from previous chapters. Eduspace, powered by Blackboard, for the Larson/Hostetler Intermediate Algebra course features algorithmic exercises, test bank content in question pools, an online study guide, interactive tutorials for appropriate sections and video explanations.

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter is preceded by Motivating the Chapter, includes a Mid-Chapter Quiz, and concludes with What Did You Learn? (Chapter Summary), Review Exercises, and a Chapter Test
Fundamentals of Algebra
The Real Number System
Operations with Real Numbers
Properties of Real Numbers
Algebraic Expressions
Constructing Algebraic Expressions
Linear Equations and Inequalities
Linear Equations
Linear Equations and Problem Solving
Business and Scientific Problems
Linear Inequalities
Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
Graphs and Functions
The Rectangular Coordinate System
Graphs of Equations
Slope and Graphs of Linear Equations
Equations of Lines
Graphs of Linear Inequalities
Relations and Functions
Graphs of Functions
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Systems of Equations
Linear Systems in Two Variables
Linear Systems in Three Variables
Matrices and Linear Systems
Determinants and Linear Systems
Systems of Linear Inequalities Cumulative Test: Chapters 1Ė4
Polynomials and Factoring
Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Multiplying Polynomials
Factoring by Grouping and Special Forms
Factoring Trinomials
Solving Polynomial Equations by Factoring
Rational Expressions, Equations, and Functions
Rational Expressions and Functions
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
Complex Fractions
Dividing Polynomials and Synthetic Division
Solving Rational Equations
Applications and Variation
Radicals and Complex Numbers
Radicals and Rational Exponents
Simplifying Radical Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions
Mulitplying and Dividing Radical Expressions
Radical Equations and Applications
Complex Numbers Cumulative Test: Chapters 5Ė7
Quadratic Equations, Functions, and Inequalities
Solving Quadratic Equations: Factoring and Special Forms
Completing the Square
The Quadratic Formula
Graphs of Quadratic Functions
Applications of Quadratic Equations
Quadratic and Rational Inequalities
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions
Composite and Inverse Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Properties of Logarithms
Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Circles and Parabolas
Solving Nonlinear Systems of Equations Cumulative Test: Chapters 8Ė10
Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem
Sequences and Series
Arithmetic Sequences
Geometric Sequences and Series
The Binomial Theorem
Introduction to Graphing Calculators
Further Concepts in Geometry (web)
Exploring Congruence and Similarity
Further Concepts in Statistics (web)
Introduction to Logic (web)
Statements and Truth Tables
Implications, Quantifiers, and Venn Diagrams
Logical Arguments
Counting Principles (web)
Probability (web)
Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises, Quizzes, and Tests
Index of Applications
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