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Intermediate Algebra



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Brooks Cole

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Get the grade you want in algebra with Gustafson and Frisk's INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA! Written with you in mind, the authors provide clear, no-nonsense explanations that will help you learn difficult concepts with ease. Prepare for exams with numerous resources located online and throughout the text such as online tutoring, Chapter Summaries, Self-Checks, Getting Ready exercises, and Vocabulary and Concept problems. Use this text, and you'll learn solid mathematical skills that will help you both in future mathematical courses and in real life!

Table of Contents

A Review Of Basic Algebra
The Real Number System
Arithmetic and Properties of Real Numbers
Scientific Notation
Solving Equations
Using Equations to Solve Problems
More Applications of Equations
Chapter Summary
Chapter 1 Test
Graphs, Equations of Lines and Functions
Graphing Linear Equations
Slope of a Non-Vertical Line
Writing Equations of Lines
Introduction to Functions
Graphs of Other Functions
Chapter Summary
Chapter 2 Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Systems of Equations
Solution by Graphing
Solution by Elimination
Solutions of Three Equations in Three Variables
Solution by Matrices
Solution by Determinants
Chapter Summary
Chapter 3 Test
Linear Inequalities
Equations and Inequalities with Absolute Values
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
Systems of Inequalities
Linear Programming
Chapter Summary
Chapter 4 test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Multiplying Polynomials
The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
The Difference of Two Squares; the Sum and Difference of Two Cubes
Factoring Trinomials
Summary of Factoring Techniques
Solving Equations by Factoring
Chapter Summary
Chapter 5 Test
Rational Expressions
Rational Functions and Simplifying Rational Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
Complex Fractions
Equations Containing Rational Expressions
Dividing Polynomials
Synthetic Division
Proportions and Variation
Chapter Summary
Chapter 6 Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Radicals and Rational Exponents
Radical Expressions
Applications of Radicals
Rational Exponents
Simplifying and Combining Radical Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions
Radical Equations
Complex Numbers
Chapter Summary
Chapter 7 Test
Quadratic Functions, Inequalities, and Algebra of Functions
Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula
The Discriminate and Equations That Can be Written in Quadratic Form
Graphs of Quadratic Functions
Quadratic and Other Nonlinear Inequalities
Algebra and Composition of Functions
Inverses of Functions
Chapter Summary
Chapter 8 Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions
Base-e Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Base-e Logarithms
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Chapter Summary
Chapter 9 Test
More Graphing and Conic Sections
The Circle and the Parabola
The Ellipse
The Hyperbola
Solving Simultaneous Second-Degree Equations
Piecewise-Defined Functions and the Greatest Integer Function
Problems and Projects
Chapter Summary
Chapter 10 Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Miscellaneous Topics
The Binomial Theorem
The nth Term of a Binomial Expansion
Arithmetic Sequences
Geometric Sequences
Infinite Geometric Sequences
Permutations and Combinations
Problems and Projects
Chapter Summary
Chapter 11 Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Symmetries of Graphs
Sample Final Examination
Answers to Selected Answers
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