Introductory Algebra

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  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Table of Contents

An Introduction to Algebra
The Language of Algebra
The Real Numbers
Adding Real Numbers
Properties of Addition
Subtracting Real Numbers
Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
Exponents and Order of Operations
Algebraic Expressions
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions Using Properties of Real Numbers
Chapter 1 Summary and Review
Chapter 1 Test
Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving
Solving Equations Using Properties of Equality
More about Solving Equations
Applications of Percent
Problem Solving
More about Problem Solving
Solving Inequalities
Chapter 2 Summary and Review
Chapter 2 Test
Chapters 1-2 Cumulative Review Exercises
Graphs, Linear Equations, and Functions
Graphing Using the Rectangular Coordinate System
Equations Containing Two Variables
Graphing Linear Equations
Rate of Change and the Slope of a Line
Slope-Intercept Form
Point-Slope Form
Writing Linear Equations
Graphing Linear Inequalities
Chapter 3 Summary and Review
Chapter 3 Test
Chapters 1-3 Cumulative Review Exercises
Solving Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing
Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution
Solving Systems of Equations by Addition (Elimination)
Problem Solving Using Systems of Equations
Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities
Chapter 4 Summary and Review
Chapter 4 Test
Chapters 1-4 Cumulative Review Exercises
Exponents and Polynomials
Natural-Number Exponents
Rules of Exponents
Zero and Negative Integer Exponents
Scientific Notation
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Multiplying Polynomials
Dividing Polynomials by Monomials
Dividing Polynomials by Polynomials
Chapter 5 Summary and Review
Chapter 5 Test
Chapters 1-5 Cumulative Review Exercises
Factoring and Quadratic Equations
The Greatest Common Factor
Factoring by Grouping
Factoring Trinomials of the Form x2 + bx = c
Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c
Factoring Perfect-Square Trinomials and the Difference of Two Squares
Factoring the Sum and Difference of Two Cubes
A Factoring Strategy
Quadratic Equations
Applications of Quadratic Equations
Chapter 6 Summary and Review
Chapter 6 Test
Chapters 1-6 Cumulative Review Exercises
Rational Expressions and Equations
Simplifying Rational Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
Adding and Subtracting with Like Denominators
Least Common Denominators
Adding and Subtracting with Unlike Denominators
Simplifying Complex Fractions
Solving Rational Equations
Problem Solving Using Rational Equations
Proportions and Similar Triangles
Chapter 7 Summary and Review
Chapter 7 Test
Chapters 1-7 Cumulative Review Exercises
Roots and Radicals
Square Roots
Higher-Order Roots
Radicands That Contain Variables
Simplifying Radical Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions
Solving Radical Equations; the Distance Formula
Rational Exponents
Chapter 8 Summary and Review
Chapter 8 Test
Chapters 1-8 Cumulative Review Exercises
Quadratic Equations
Solving Quadratic Equations: The Square Root Property
Solving Quadratic Equations: Completing the Square.
Solving Quadratic Equations: The Quadratic Formula
Graphing Quadratic Functions
Complex Numbers
Chapter 9 Summary and Review
Chapter 9 Test
Chapter 9 Cumulative Review Exercises
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