# Introductory Algebra

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## 0130676829

• Edition: 2nd
• Format: Paperback
• Publisher: Pearson College Div
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### Summary

Introductory Algebra is typically a 1-semester course that provides a solid foundation in algebraic skills and reasoning for students who have little or no previous experience with the topic.& The goal is to effectively prepare students to transition into Intermediate Algebra.

R. Prealgebra Preview.
Factors and the Least Common Multiple. Fractions. Decimals and Percents.

1. Real Numbers and Introduction to Algebra.
Tips for Success in Mathematics. Symbols and Sets of Numbers. Introduction to Variable Expressions and Equations. Adding Real Numbers. Subtracting Real Numbers. Multiplying Real Numbers. Dividing Real Numbers. Properties of Real Numbers. Reading Graphs.

2. Equations, Inequalities and Problem Solving.
Simplifying Expressions. The Addition Property of Equality. The Multiplication Property of Equality. Further Solving Linear Equations. An Introduction to Problem Solving. Formulas and Problem Solving. Percent, Ratio, and Proportion. Solving Linear Inequalities.

3. Exponents and Polynomials.
Exponents. Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation. Introduction to Polynomials. Adding and Subtracting Polynomials. Multiplying Polynomials. Special Products. Dividing Polynomials.

4. Factoring Polynomials.
The Greatest Common Factor. Factoring Trinomials of the Form x^2 + bx + c. Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax^2 + bx + c. Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax^2 + bx + c a …Ö 1 by Grouping. Factoring Perfect Square Trinomials and the Difference of Two Squares. Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring. Quadratic Equations and Problem Solving.

5. Rational Expressions.
Simplifying Rational Expressions. Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions. Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with the Same Denominator and Least Common Denominator. Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Different Denominators. Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions. Rational Equations and Problem Solving. Simplifying Complex Fractions.

6. Graphing Equations and Inequalities.
The Rectangular Coordinate System. Graphing Linear Equations. Intercepts. Slope. Equations of Lines. Introduction to Functions. Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables.

7. Systems of Equations.
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing. Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution. Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Addition. Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving.

8. Roots and Radicals.