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Introductory Algebra prepares students for Intermediate Algebra by covering fundamental algebra concepts and key concepts needed for further study. Students of all backgrounds will be delighted to find a refreshing book that appeals to every learning style and reaches out to diverse demographics. Through down-to-earth explanations, patient skill-building, and exceptionally interesting and realistic applications, this worktext will empower students to learn and master algebra in the real world.
Table of Contents
|Introductory Algebra Chapter R|
|Prealgebra Review R.1 Fractions|
|Building and Reducing R.2 Operations with Fractions and Mixed Numbers R.3 Decimals and Percents|
|Real Numbers and Their Properties|
|Introduction to Algebra|
|The Real Numbers|
|Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers|
|Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers|
|Order of Operations|
|Properties of the Real Numbers|
|Equations, Problem Solving, and Inequalities|
|The Addition and Subtraction Properties of Equality|
|The Multiplication and Division Properties of Equality|
|Integer, General, and Geometry Problems|
|Motion, Mixture, and Investment Problems|
|Formulas and Geometry Applications|
|Properties of Inequalities|
|Graphs of Linear Equations, Inequalities, and Applications|
|Line, Bar Graphs and Applications|
|Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables|
|Graphing Lines Using Intercepts|
|Horizontal and Vertical Lines|
|The Slope of a Line|
|Parallel and Perpendicular Lines|
|Graphing Lines Using Points and Slopes|
|Applications of Equations of Lines|
|Graphing Inequalities in Two Variables|
|Exponents and Polynomials|
|The Product, Quotient, and Power Rules for Exponents|
|Application of Exponents|
|Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials|
|Multiplication of Polynomials|
|Special Products of Polynomials|
|Division of Polynomials|
|Common Factors and Grouping|
|Factoring ax^2+bx+c, aiquest;1|
|Factoring Squares of Binomials|
|A General Factoring Strategy|
|Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring|
|Applications of Quadratics|
|Building and Reducing Rational Expressions|
|Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions|
|Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions|
|Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions|
|Ratio, Proportion, and Applications|
|Direct and Inverse Variation|
|Solving Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities|
|Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing|
|Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution|
|Solving Systems of Equations by Elimination|
|Coin, General Motion, and Investment Problems|
|Systems of Linear Inequalities|
|Roots and Radicals|
|Multiplication and Division of Radicals|
|Addition and Subtraction of Radicals|
|Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Property|
|Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square|
|Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula|
|Graphing Quadratic Equations|
|The Pythagorean Theorem and Other Applications|
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