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# Introductory Algebra

**by**Bello, Ignacio

3rd

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1/22/2008

McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math

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## Summary

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 | |

Simplifying Expressions | |

Equations, Problem Solving, and Inequalities | |

The Addition and Subtraction Properties of Equality | |

The Multiplication and Division Properties of Equality | |

Linear Equations | |

Problem Solving | |

Integer, General, and Geometry Problems | |

Problem Solving | |

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 | |

Integer Exponents | |

Application of Exponents | |

Scientific Notation | |

Polynomials | |

An Introduction | |

Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials | |

Multiplication of Polynomials | |

Special Products of Polynomials | |

Division of Polynomials | |

Factoring | |

Common Factors and Grouping | |

Factoring x^2+bx+c | |

Factoring ax^2+bx+c, aiquest;1 | |

Factoring Squares of Binomials | |

A General Factoring Strategy | |

Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring | |

Applications of Quadratics | |

Rational Expressions | |

Building and Reducing Rational Expressions | |

Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions | |

Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions | |

Complex Fractions | |

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 | |

Finding Roots | |

Multiplication and Division of Radicals | |

Addition and Subtraction of Radicals | |

Simplifying Radicals | |

Applications | |

Quadratic Equations | |

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 | |

Functions | |

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