# Intermediate Algebra for College Students

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## 0139163212

• Edition: 5th
• Format: Hardcover
• Publisher: Pearson College Div
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### Summary

An emphasis on the practical applications of algebra motivates students and encourages them to see algebra as an important part of their daily lives. The student-friendly writing style uses short, clear sentences and easy-to-understand language, and the outstanding pedagogical program makes the material easy to follow and comprehend. The Fifth Edition places a stronger emphasis on problem solving, incorporating it as a theme throughout the text. 4-color hardback text w/complete text-specific instructor and student print/media supplement package AMATYC/NCTM Standards of Content and Pedagogy integrated in Preview and Perspective Chapter Openers, Graded Exercise Sets, Real-World Applications, Writing Exercises, Group Activity/Challenge Problems and Calculator Corners Boxes Many step-by-step worked-out examples provide students with detailed explanation throughout the sections Helpful Hints, Common Student Errors Boxes, Chapter Summaries and Practice Tests included in each chapter help students study math and review for tests Cumulative Reviews are included in every other chapter and a unique Section 1.1Study Skills for Success in Mathematics, preps students with a study skill discussion and exercise set

PREFACE ix(12)
TO THE STUDENT xxi
 1) Basic Concepts
1(60)
 1.1 Study Skills for Success in Mathematics and Using a Calculator
2(5)
 1.2 Sets and Other Basic Concepts
7(10)
 1.3 Properties of and Operations with Real Numbers
17(12)
 1.4 Order of Operations
29(11)
 1.5 Exponents
40(9)
 1.6 Scientific Notation
49(7)
 Summary
56(2)
 Review Exercises
58(2)
 Practice Test
60(1)
 2) Equations and Inequalities
61(76)
 2.1 Solving Linear Equations
62(12)
 2.2 Problem Solving and Using Formulas
74(10)
 2.3 Applications of Algebra
84(12)
96(10)
 2.5 Solving Linear Inequalities
106(15)
 2.6 Solving Equations and Inequalities Containing Absolute Values
121(10)
 Summary
131(1)
 Review Exercises
132(2)
 Practice Test
134(1)
 Cumulative Review Test
135(2)
 3) Graphs and Functions
137(84)
 3.1 Graphs
138(14)
 3.2 Functions
152(16)
 3.3 Linear Functions: Graphs and Applications
168(11)
 3.4 The Slope-Intercept Form of a Linear Equation
179(14)
 3.5 The Point-Slope Form of a Linear Equation
193(9)
 3.6 The Algebra of Functions
202(9)
 3.7 Graphing Linear Inequalities
211(3)
 Summary
214(1)
 Review Exercises
215(4)
 Practice Test
219(1)
 Cumulative Review Test
220(1)
 4) Systems of Equations and Inequalities
221(60)
 4.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
222(11)
 4.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
233(8)
 4.3 Systems of Linear Equations: Applications and Problem Solving
241(13)
 4.4 Solving Systems of Equations Using Matrices
254(8)
 4.5 Solving Systems of Equations Using Determinants and Cramer's Rule
262(8)
 4.6 Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities
270(5)
 Summary
275(1)
 Review Exercises
276(2)
 Practice Test
278(1)
 Cumulative Review Test
279(2)
 5) Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
281(76)
 5.1 Addition and Substraction of Polynomials
282(10)
 5.2 Multiplication of Polynomials
292(9)
 5.3 Division of Polynomials and Synthetic Division
301(8)
 5.4 Factoring a Monomial From a Polynomial and Factoring by Grouping
309(7)
 5.5 Factoring Trinomials
316(11)
 5.6 Special Factoring Formulas
327(8)
 5.7 A General Review of Factoring
335(4)
 5.8 Polynomial Equations
339(12)
 Summary
351(1)
 Review Exercises
352(3)
 Practice Test
355(1)
 Cumulative Review Test
355(2)
 6) Rational Expressions and Equations
357(64)
 6.1 The Domains of Rational Functions and Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
358(9)
 6.2 Addition and Substraction of Rational Expressions
367(10)
 6.3 Complex Fractions
377(6)
 6.4 Solving Rational Equations
383(13)
 6.5 Rational Equations: Applications and Problem Solving
396(10)
 6.6 Variation
406(9)
 Summary
415(1)
 Review Exercises
415(3)
 Practice Test
418(1)
 Cumulative Review Test
419(2)
 7) Roots, Radicals, and Complex Numbers
421(68)
422(8)
 7.2 Rational Exponents
430(8)
438(8)
446(10)
456(6)
462(12)
 7.7 Complex Numbers
474(8)
 Summary
482(1)
 Review Exercises
483(3)
 Practice Test
486(1)
 Cumulative Review Test
487(2)
489(70)
 8.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
490(10)
500(14)
 8.3 Quadratic Equations: Applications and Problem Solving
514(7)
 8.4 Writing Equations in Quadratic Form
521(7)
528(17)
 8.6 Quadratic and Other Inequalities in One Variable
545(9)
 Summary
554(1)
 Review Exercises
555(2)
 Practice Test
557(1)
 Cumulative Review Test
558(1)
 9) Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
559(62)
 9.1 Composite and Inverse Functions
560(12)
 9.2 Exponential Functions
572(7)
 9.3 Logarithmic Functions
579(6)
 9.4 Properties of Logarithms
585(6)
 9.5 Common Logarithms
591(6)
 9.6 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
597(7)
 9.7 Natural Exponential and Natural Logarithmic Functions
604(12)
 Summary
616(1)
 Review Exercises
617(2)
 Practice Test
619(1)
 Cumulative Review Test
620(1)
 10) Conic Sections
621(38)
 10.1 The Parabola and the Circle
622(12)
 10.2 The Ellipse
634(5)
 10.3 The Hyperbola
639(6)
 10.4 Nonlinear Systems of Equations and Their Applications
645(8)
 Summary
653(1)
 Review Exercises
654(2)
 Practice Test
656(1)
 Cumulative Review Test
657(2)
 11) Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem
659(38)
 11.1 Sequences and Series
660(8)
 11.2 Arithmetic Sequences and Series
668(6)
 11.3 Geometric Sequences and Series
674(11)
 11.4 The Binomial Theorem
685(6)
 Summary
691(1)
 Review Exercises
692(2)
 Practice Test
694(1)
 Cumulative Review Test
695(2)
Appendices 697
A A Review of Fractions
B Geometric Formulas
Index I1
Photo Credits P1