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1. Variables, Real Numbers, and Mathematical Models
1.1 Introduction to Algebra: Variables and Mathematical Models
1.2 Fractions in Algebra
1.3 The Real Numbers
1.4 Basic Rules of Algebra
Mid-Chapter Check Point
1.5 Addition of Real Numbers
1.6 Subtraction of Real Numbers
1.7 Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers
1.8 Exponents and Order of Operations
2. Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable
2.1 The Addition Property of Equality
2.2 The Multiplication Property of Equality
2.3 Solving Linear Equations
2.4 Formulas and Percents
Mid-Chapter Check Point
2.5 An Introduction to Problem Solving
2.6 Problem Solving in Geometry
2.7 Solving Linear Inequalities
3. Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables
3.1 Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables
3.2 Graphing Linear Equations Using Intercepts
3.3 Slope
3.4 The Slope-Intercept Form of the Equation of a Line
Mid-Chapter Check Point
3.5 The Point-Slope Form of the Equation of a Line
3.6 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
4. Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
4.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing
4.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Substitution Method
4.3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Addition Method
Mid-Chapter Check Point
4.4 Problem Solving Using Systems of Equations
4.5 Systems of Linear Inequalities
5. Exponents and Polynomials
5.1 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
5.2 Multiplying Polynomials
5.3 Special Products
5.4 Polynomials in Several Variables
Mid-Chapter Check Point
5.5 Dividing Polynomials
5.6 Dividing Polynomials by Binomials
5.7 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation
6. Factoring Polynomials
6.1 The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
6.2 Factoring Trinomials Whose Leading Coefficient is 1
6.3 Factoring Trinomials Whose Leading Coefficient is Not 1
Mid-Chapter Check Point
6.4 Factoring Special Forms
6.5 A General Factoring Strategy
6.6 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
7. Rational Expressions
7.1 Rational Expressions and Their Simplification
7.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
7.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with the Same Denominator
7.4 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Different Denominators
Mid-Chapter Check Point
7.5 Complex Rational Expressions
7.6 Solving Rational Equations
7.7 Applications Using Rational Equations and Proportions
7.8 Modeling Using Variation
8. Roots and Radicals
8.1 Finding Roots
8.2 Multiplying and Dividing Radicals
8.3 Operations with Radicals
Mid-Chapter Check Point
8.4 Rationalizing the Denominator
8.5 Radical Equations
8.6 Rational Exponents
9. Quadratic Equations and Introduction to Functions
9.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Property
9.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
9.3 The Quadratic Formula
Mid-Chapter Check Point
9.4 Imaginary Numbers as Solutions of Quadratic Equations
9.5 Graphs of Quadratic Equations
9.6 Introduction to Functions
Appendix: Mean, Median, and Mode