# Introductory Algebra

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## 0321064585

• Edition: 7th
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 List of Applications
vii
 List of Focus on Real-Data Applications
xi
Preface xiii
Feature Walk-Through xix
An Introduction to Calculators xxiii
To the Student xxix
Diagnostic Pretest xxxi
 Prealgebra Review
1(24)
 Fractions
1(14)
 Decimals and Percents
15(10)
 The Real Number System
25(80)
 Exponents, Order of Operations, and Inequality
26(7)
 Variables, Expressions, and Equations
33(8)
 Real Numbers and the Number Line
41(8)
49(8)
 Subtraction of Real Numbers
57(8)
 Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers
65(12)
 Properties of Real Numbers
77(10)
 Simplifying Expressions
87(18)
 Summary
93(4)
 Review Exercises
97(6)
 Test
103(2)
 Equations, Inequalities, and Applications
105(78)
106(7)
 The Multiplication Property of Equality
113(6)
 More on Solving Linear Equations
119(8)
 An Introduction to Applications of Linear Equations
127(10)
 Formulas and Applications from Geometry
137(10)
 Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
147(14)
 Summary Exercises on Solving Applied Problems
157(4)
 Solving Linear Inequalities
161(22)
 Summary
171(4)
 Review Exercises
175(4)
 Test
179(2)
 Cumulative Review Exercises: Chapter R-2
181(2)
 Graphs of Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables
183(78)
 Reading Graphs; Linear Equations in Two Variables
184(17)
 Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables
201(14)
 Slope
215(10)
 Equations of Lines
225(12)
 Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
237(24)
 Summary
245(4)
 Review Exercises
249(6)
 Test
255(4)
 Cumulative Review Exercises: Chapter R-3
259(2)
 Exponents and Polynomials
261(70)
262(9)
 The Product Rule and Power Rules for Exponents
271(8)
 Multiplying Polynomials
279(8)
 Special Products
287(6)
 Integer Exponents and the Quotient Rule
293(10)
 Dividing a Polynomial by a Monomial
303(4)
 The Quotient of Two Polynomials
307(6)
 An Application of Exponents: Scientific Notation
313(18)
 Summary
319(4)
 Review Exercises
323(4)
 Test
327(2)
 Cumulative Review Exercises: Chapter R-4
329(2)
 Factoring and Applications
331(68)
 Factors; The Greatest Common Factor
332(9)
 Factoring Trinomials
341(6)
 Factoring Trinomials by Grouping
347(4)
 Factoring Trinomials Using FOIL
351(6)
 Special Factoring Techniques
357(8)
 Summary Exercises on Factoring
363(2)
365(8)
373(26)
 Summary
385(4)
 Review Exercises
389(6)
 Test
395(2)
 Cumulative Review Exercises: Chapter R-5
397(2)
 Rational Expressions and Applications
399(86)
 The Fundamental Property of Rational Expressions
400(9)
 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
409(8)
 Least Common Denominators
417(6)
423(10)
 Complex Fractions
433(8)
 Solving Equations with Rational Expressions
441(12)
 Summary Exercises on Operations and Equations with Rational Expressions
451(2)
 Applications of Rational Expressions
453(12)
 Variation
465(20)
 Summary
471(6)
 Review Exercises
477(4)
 Test
481(2)
 Cumulative Review Exercises: Chapter R-6
483(2)
 Systems of Equations and Inequalities
485(60)
 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing
486(9)
 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution
495(10)
 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Elimination
505(10)
 Applications of Linear Systems
515(10)
 Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities
525(20)
 Summary
531(4)
 Review Exercises
535(4)
 Test
539(2)
 Cumulative Review Exercises: Chapter R-7
541(4)
545(68)
 Evaluating Roots
546(11)
557(10)
567(4)
 Rationalizing the Denominator
571(8)
 More Simplifying and Operations with Radicals
579(10)
589(24)
 Summary
599(4)
 Review Exercises
603(6)
 Test
609(2)
 Cumulative Review Exercises: Chapter R-8
611(2)
613(58)
 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Property
614(7)
 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
621(8)
629(10)
637(2)
639(8)
 Introduction to Functions
647(24)
 Summary
657(4)
 Review Exercises
661(4)
 Test
665(2)
 Cumulative Review Exercises: Chapter R-9
667(4)
Appendix A Sets 671(6)
Appendix B Factoring Sums and Differences of Cubes 677