# Introductory Algebra for College Students

**by**Blitzer, Robert F.

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## Author Biography

**Bob Blitzer **is a native of Manhattan and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with dual majors in mathematics and psychology (minor: English literature) from the City College of New York. His unusual combination of academic interests led him toward a Master of Arts in mathematics from the University of Miami and a doctorate in behavioral sciences from Nova University. Bob’s love for teaching mathematics was nourished for nearly 30 years at Miami Dade College, where he received numerous teaching awards, including Innovator of the Year from the League for Innovations in the Community College and an endowed chair based on excellence in the classroom. In addition to Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Bob has written textbooks covering introductory algebra, college algebra, algebra and trigonometry, precalculus, and liberal arts mathematics, all published by Prentice Hall. When not secluded in his Northern California writer’s cabin, Bob can be found hiking the beaches and trails of Point Reyes National Seashore, and tending to the chores required by his beloved entourage of horses, chickens, and irritable roosters.

## Table of Contents

A Brief Guide to Getting the Most from This Book Preface To The Student | |

About the Author | |

Variables, Real Numbers, and Mathematical Models | |

Introduction to Algebra: Variables and Mathematical Models | |

Fractions in Algebra | |

The Real Numbers | |

Basic Rules of Algebra | |

Mid-Chapter Check Point Section 1.1 Section 1.4 | |

Addition of Real Numbers | |

Subtraction of Real Numbers | |

Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers | |

Exponents and Order of Operations | |

Chapter 1 Group Project | |

Chapter 1 Summary | |

Chapter 1 Review Exercises | |

Chapter 1 Chapter Test | |

Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable | |

The Addition Property of Equality | |

The Multiplication Property of Equality | |

Solving Linear Equations | |

Formulas and Percents | |

Mid-Chapter Check Point Section 2.1 Section 2.4 | |

An Introduction to Problem Solving | |

Solving Linear Inequalities | |

Chapter 2 Group Project | |

Chapter 2 Summary | |

Chapter 2 Review Exercises | |

Chapter 2 Test | |

Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1 2) | |

Problem Solving | |

Further Problem Solving | |

Ratio and Proportion | |

Mid-Chapter Check Point Section 3.1 Section 3.2 | |

Problem Solving in Geometry | |

Chapter 3 Group Project | |

Chapter 3 Summary | |

Chapter 3 Review Exercises | |

Chapter 3 Test | |

Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1 3) | |

Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables | |

Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables | |

Graphing Linear Equations Using Intercepts | |

Slope | |

The Slope-Intercept Form of the Equation of a Line | |

Mid-Chapter Check Point Section 4.1 Section 4.4 | |

The Point-Slope Form of the Equation of a Line | |

Linear Inequalities in Two Variables | |

Chapter 4 Group Project | |

Chapter 4 Summary | |

Chapter 4 Review Exercises | |

Chapter 4 Test | |

Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1 4) | |

Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities | |

Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing | |

Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Substitution Method | |

Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Addition Method | |

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