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# Intermediate Algebra : Everyday Explorations

**by**Kaseberg, Alice

4th

### 9780618918805

0618918809

Hardcover

2/21/2007

Brooks Cole

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## Summary

Alice Kaseberg's respected Intermediate Algebra: Everyday Explorations, Fourth Edition, helps students build confidence in algebra. This text's popularity is attributable to the author's use of guided discovery, explorations, and problem solving, all of which help students learn new concepts and strengthen their skill retention. Known for an informal, interactive style that makes algebra more accessible to students while maintaining a high level of mathematical accuracy, Intermediate Algebra includes a host of teaching and learning tools that work together for maximum flexibility and a high student success rate. With the Fourth Edition, instructors have access to an Instructor's Annotated Edition that provides additional examples, as well as a robust Instructor's Resource Manual, algorithmic computerized testing, and an extensive online homework system.

## Table of Contents

Problem Solving, Expressions, and Equations | |

Mathematical Thinking: Problem Solving | |

Number Sense | |

Numeric and Symbolic Representations | |

Problem Solving and Verbal Representations | |

Visual Representations: Rectangular Coordinate Graphs | |

Solving Equations with a Table and Graph | |

Solving Equations and Formulas | |

Inequalities, Functions, and Linear Functions | |

Inequalities, Line Graphs, and Intervals | |

Functions | |

Linear Functions | |

Modeling with a Linear Function | |

Special Lines | |

Special Functions | |

Systems of Equations and Inequalities | |

Solving Systems of Two Linear Equations by Substitution or Elimination | |

Solving Systems of Two Linear Equations by Graphing | |

Solving Equations Involving Quantity and Rate | |

Solving Systems of Three or More Linear Equations | |

Solving Linear and Absolute Value Inequalities | |

Quadratic and Polynomial Functions | |

Quadratic Functions | |

Modeling Quadratic Functions | |

Polynomial Functions and Operations | |

Special Products and Completing the Square | |

Solving Quadratic Equations with Tables, Graphs, and Factors | |

The Role of a, b, c, and Binomial Squares in Graphing Quadratic Functions | |

Square Roots | |

Quadratic Equations and Inequalities | |

The Square Root Function and the Pythagorean Theorem | |

Solving Quadratic Equations with Square Roots | |

Solving Quadratic Equations with the Quadratic Formula | |

Solving Minimum and Maximum Problems | |

Complex Numbers and Solving Polynomial Equations | |

Shifts, Vertex Form, and Applications of Quadratic Functions | |

Solving Quadratic Inequalities | |

Variation and Rational Functions | |

Ratios, Units of Measure, and Proportions | |

Direct Variation | |

Inverse Variation and Related Graphs | |

Simplification, Multiplication, and Division of Rational Expressions | |

Division of Polynomials and Related Graphs | |

Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions | |

Solving Rational Equations | |

Exponents and Radicals | |

Exponents and Their Properties | |

Scientific Notation and Significant Digits | |

Rational Exponents | |

Roots and Rational Exponents | |

More Operations with Radicals | |

Finding Inverse Functions | |

Solving Root and Power Equations | |

Exponential and Logarithmic Functions | |

Exponential Functions | |

Exponential Equations and Graphs | |

Solving Exponential Equations: Logarithms | |

Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions | |

Properties of Logarithms and the Logarithmic Scale | |

The Natural Number e in Exponential and Logarithmic Functions | |

Systems of Nonlinear Equations and Matrices | |

Conic Sections | |

Solving Systems of Nonlinear Equations | |

Solving Systems of Inequalities | |

Solving Systems of Linear Equations with Matrices | |

Counting and Probability (Available Online) | |

Counting Outcomes | |

Permutations and Combinations | |

Probability: Equally Likely Outcomes and Counting Principles | |

Probability: Odds, Intersecting Events, and Not Equally Likely Outcomes | |

Pascal's Triangle and Combinations Appendix | |

Selected Formulas Appendix | |

Percent Appendix | |

Graphing Calculator Basics for the TI83/84 | |

Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Exercises and Tests | |

Glossary/Index | |

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