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Intermediate Algebra

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9780132288002

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0132288001
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Pub. Date:
12/1/1998
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

Intermediate Algebra is 1-semester gateway course to other college-level mathematics courses. The goal of the Intermediate Algebra course is to provide students with the mathematical skills that are prerequisites for courses such as College Algebra, Elementary Statistics, Liberal-Arts Math and Mathematics for Teachers.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions
1(78)
Algebraic Expressions and Sets of Numbers
3(10)
Properties of Real Numbers
13(10)
Operations on Real Numbers
23(14)
Algebraic Expressions and Real Numbers
35(2)
Order of Operations and Algebraic Expressions
37(10)
Exponents and Scientific Notation
47(10)
More Work with Exponents and Scientific Notation
57(22)
Searching for Patterns
67(1)
Highlights
68(3)
Review
71(6)
Test
77(2)
Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving
79(88)
Linear Equations in One Variable
81(10)
An Introduction to Problem Solving
91(12)
Formulas and Problem Solving
103(10)
Linear Inequalities and Problem Solving
113(16)
Linear Equations and Inequalities
127(2)
Sets and Compound Inequalities
129(10)
Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
139(28)
Room Redecorating
151(1)
Highlights
152(5)
Review
157(6)
Test
163(2)
Cumulative Review
165(2)
Graphs and Functions
167(92)
Graphing Linear Equations
169(16)
The Slope of a Line
185(12)
The Slope-Intercept Form
197(8)
More Equations of Lines
205(14)
Linear Equations in Two Variables
217(2)
Introduction to Functions
219(14)
Graphing Linear Inequalities
233(26)
Measuring Slope
241(1)
Highlights
242(5)
Review
247(6)
Test
253(4)
Cumulative Review
257(2)
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
259(78)
Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
261(16)
Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
277(6)
Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving
283(16)
Systems of Linear Equations
297(2)
Solving Systems of Equations Using Matrices
299(6)
Solving Systems of Equations Using Determinants
305(8)
Systems of Linear Inequalities
313(24)
Locating Lighting Strikes
321(1)
Highlights
322(7)
Review
329(4)
Test
333(2)
Cumulative Review
335(2)
Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
337(102)
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
339(12)
Multiplying Polynomials
351(10)
Dividing Polynomials
361(10)
The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
371(8)
Factoring Trinomials
379(10)
Factoring by Special Products
389(10)
Operations on Polynomials and Factoring Strategies
397(2)
Solving Equations by Factoring and Solving Problems
399(10)
An Introduction to Graphing Polynomial Functions
409(30)
Finding the Largest Area
423(1)
Highlights
424(3)
Review
427(8)
Test
435(2)
Cumulative Review
437(2)
Rational Expressions
439(78)
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
441(12)
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
453(10)
Simplifying Complex Fractions
463(6)
Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions
469(10)
Expressions and Equations Containing Rational Expressions
477(2)
Rational Equations and Problem Solving
479(12)
Variation and Problem Solving
491(26)
Estimating Population Sizes
502(2)
Highlights
504(3)
Review
507(6)
Test
513(2)
Cumulative Review
515(2)
Rational Exponents, Radicals, and Complex Numbers
517(80)
Radical Expressions
519(8)
Rational Exponents
527(8)
Simplifying Radical Expressions
535(8)
Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radical Expressions
543(8)
Rationalizing Numerators and Denominators of Radical Expressions
551(10)
Radicals and Rational Exponents
559(2)
Radical Equations and Problem Solving
561(12)
Complex Numbers
573(24)
Calculating the Length and Period of a Pendulum
583(1)
Highlights
584(3)
Review
587(6)
Test
593(2)
Cumulative Review
595(2)
Quadratic Equations and Functions
597(86)
Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
599(14)
Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula
613(12)
Solving Equations by Using Quadratic Methods
625(14)
Summary on Solving Quadratic Equations
637(2)
Nonlinear Inequalities in One Variable
639(6)
Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs
645(14)
Further Graphing of Quadratic Functions
659(24)
Recognizing Linear and Quadratic Models
671(1)
Highlights
672(3)
Review
675(4)
Test
679(2)
Cumulative Review
681(2)
Conic Sections
683(64)
The Parabola and the Circle
685(14)
The Ellipse and the Hyperbola
699(12)
Graphing Conic Sections
709(2)
Graphing Nonlinear Functions
711(6)
Solving Nonlinear Systems of Equations
717(8)
Nonlinear Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities
725(22)
Modeling Conic Sections
733(1)
Highlights
734(3)
Review
737(6)
Test
743(2)
Cumulative Review
745(2)
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
747
The Algebra of Functions
749(6)
Inverse Functions
755(10)
Exponential Functions
765(10)
Logarithmic Functions
775(8)
Properties of Logarithms
783(8)
Functions and Properties of Logarithms
789(2)
Common Logarithms, Natural Logarithms, and Changes of Base
791(14)
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and Problem Solving
805
Modeling Temperature
807(1)
Highlights
808(3)
Review
811(6)
Test
817(2)
Cumulative Review
819
Appendices A-1(8)
Answers to Selected Exercises A-9(46)
Solutions to Selected Exercises A-55
Index I-1(1)
Photo Credits P-1


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