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# Intermediate Algebra (with CengageNOW, TLE Labs, Personal Tutor Printed Access Card)

**by**Gustafson,R. David

8th

### 9780495117940

0495117943

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1/5/2007

Cengage Learning

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Get the grade you want in algebra with Gustafson and Frisk's INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA! Written with you in mind, the authors provide clear, no-nonsense explanations that will help you learn difficult concepts with ease. Prepare for exams with numerous resources located online and throughout the text such as online tutoring, Chapter Summaries, Self-Checks, Getting Ready exercises, and Vocabulary and Concept problems. Use this text, and you'll learn solid mathematical skills that will help you both in future mathematical courses and in real life!

## Table of Contents

A Review Of Basic Algebra | |

The Real Number System | |

Arithmetic and Properties of Real Numbers | |

Exponents | |

Scientific Notation | |

Solving Equations | |

Using Equations to Solve Problems | |

More Applications of Equations | |

Projects | |

Chapter Summary | |

Chapter 1 Test | |

Graphs, Equations of Lines and Functions | |

Graphing Linear Equations | |

Slope of a Non-Vertical Line | |

Writing Equations of Lines | |

Introduction to Functions | |

Graphs of Other Functions | |

Projects | |

Chapter Summary | |

Chapter 2 Test | |

Cumulative Review Exercises | |

Systems of Equations | |

Solution by Graphing | |

Solution by Elimination | |

Solutions of Three Equations in Three Variables | |

Solution by Matrices | |

Solution by Determinants | |

Projects | |

Chapter Summary | |

Chapter 3 Test | |

Inequalities | |

Linear Inequalities | |

Equations and Inequalities with Absolute Values | |

Linear Inequalities in Two Variables | |

Systems of Inequalities | |

Linear Programming | |

Projects | |

Chapter Summary | |

Chapter 4 test | |

Cumulative Review Exercises | |

Polynomials and Polynomial Functions | |

Polynomials and Polynomial Functions | |

Adding and Subtracting Polynomials | |

Multiplying Polynomials | |

The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping | |

The Difference of Two Squares; the Sum and Difference of Two Cubes | |

Factoring Trinomials | |

Summary of Factoring Techniques | |

Solving Equations by Factoring | |

Projects | |

Chapter Summary | |

Chapter 5 Test | |

Rational Expressions | |

Rational Functions and Simplifying Rational Expressions | |

Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions | |

Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions | |

Complex Fractions | |

Equations Containing Rational Expressions | |

Dividing Polynomials | |

Synthetic Division | |

Proportions and Variation | |

Projects | |

Chapter Summary | |

Chapter 6 Test | |

Cumulative Review Exercises | |

Radicals and Rational Exponents | |

Radical Expressions | |

Applications of Radicals | |

Rational Exponents | |

Simplifying and Combining Radical Expressions | |

Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions | |

Radical Equations | |

Complex Numbers | |

Projects | |

Chapter Summary | |

Chapter 7 Test | |

Quadratic Functions, Inequalities, and Algebra of Functions | |

Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square | |

Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula | |

The Discriminate and Equations That Can be Written in Quadratic Form | |

Graphs of Quadratic Functions | |

Quadratic and Other Nonlinear Inequalities | |

Algebra and Composition of Functions | |

Inverses of Functions | |

Projects | |

Chapter Summary | |

Chapter 8 Test | |

Cumulative Review Exercises | |

Exponential and Logarithmic Functions | |

Exponential Functions | |

Base-e Exponential Functions | |

Logarithmic Functions | |

Base-e Logarithms | |

Exponential and Logarithmic Equations | |

Projects | |

Chapter Summary | |

Chapter 9 Test | |

More Graphing and Conic Sections | |

The Circle and the Parabola | |

The Ellipse | |

The Hyperbola | |

Solving Simultaneous Second-Degree Equations | |

Piecewise-Defined Functions and the Greatest Integer Function | |

Problems and Projects | |

Chapter Summary | |

Chapter 10 Test | |

Cumulative Review Exercises | |

Miscellaneous Topics | |

The Binomial Theorem | |

The nth Term of a Binomial Expansion | |

Arithmetic Sequences | |

Geometric Sequences | |

Infinite Geometric Sequences | |

Permutations and Combinations | |

Probability | |

Problems and Projects | |

Chapter Summary | |

Chapter 11 Test | |

Cumulative Review Exercises | |

AppendiceS | |

Symmetries of Graphs | |

Sample Final Examination | |

Tables | |

Answers to Selected Answers | |

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