Intermediate Algebra, 13th edition

  • Marvin L. Bittinger, 
  • Judith A. Beecher, 
  • Barbara L. Johnson

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Intermediate Algebra highlights the skills and concepts you need to master algebra. Bringing their extensive experience to developmental math courses, author-educators Marvin Bittinger, Judith Beecher and Barbara Johnson encourage engagement that leads to successful learning outcomes.

Published by Pearson (July 26th 2023) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137518623

Subject: Developmental Math

Category: Intermediate Algebra

Table of contents

Table of Contents

  • Index of Activities
  • Index of Animations
  • Preface
  • Index of Applications
    1. The Set of Real Numbers
    2. Order for the Real Numbers
    3. Graphing Inequalities on the Number Line
    4. Absolute Value
    5. Add Real Numbers
    6. Opposites, or Additive Inverses
    7. Subtract Real Numbers
    8. Multiply Real Numbers
    9. Divide Real Numbers
    10. Exponential Notation (Part 1)
    11. Order of Operations
    12. Translate to an Algebraic Expression
    13. Evaluate Algebraic Expressions
    14. Equivalent Fraction Expressions
    15. The Commutative Laws and the Associative Laws
    16. The Distributive Laws
    17. Collecting Like Terms
    18. Removing Parentheses and Collecting Like Terms
    19. Exponential Notation (Part 2)
    20. Scientific Notation
    • 1.1 Solving Equations
    • 1.2 Formulas and Applications
    • 1.3 Applications and Problem Solving
      • Mid-Chapter Review
    • 1.4 Sets, Inequalities, and Interval Notation
      • Translating for Success
    • 1.5 Intersections, Unions, and Compound Inequalities
    • 1.6 Absolute-Value Equations and Inequalities
    • Summary and Review
    • Test
    • 2.1 Graphs of Equations
    • 2.2 Functions and Graphs
    • 2.3 Finding Domain and Range
      • Mid-Chapter Review
    • 2.4 Linear Functions: Graphs and Slope
    • 2.5 More on Graphing Linear Equations
      • Visualizing for Success
    • 2.6 Finding Equations of Lines; Applications
    • Summary and Review
    • Test
    • Cumulative Review
    • 3.1 Systems of Equations in Two Variables
    • 3.2 Solving by Substitution
    • 3.3 Solving by Elimination
    • 3.4 Solving Applied Problems: Two Equations Translating for Success
      • Mid-Chapter Review
    • 3.5 Systems of Equations in Three Variables
    • 3.6 Solving Applied Problems: Three Equations
    • 3.7 Systems of Inequalities in Two Variables
    • Visualizing for Success
    • Summary and Review
    • Test
    • Cumulative Review
    • 4.1 Introduction to Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
    • 4.2 Multiplication of Polynomials
    • 4.3 Introduction to Factoring
    • 4.4 Factoring Trinomials: x2 + bx + c
      • Mid-Chapter Review
    • 4.5 Factoring Trinomials: ax2 + bx + c, a ≠1
    • 4.6 Special Factoring
      • Visualizing for Success
    • 4.7 Factoring: A General Strategy
    • 4.8 Applications of Polynomial Equations and Functions
    • Translating for Success
    • Summary and Review
    • Test
    • Cumulative Review
    • 5.1 Rational Expressions and Functions: Multiplying, Dividing, and Simplifying
    • 5.2 LCMs, LCDs, Addition, and Subtraction
    • 5.3 Division of Polynomials
    • 5.4 Complex Rational Expressions
      • Mid-Chapter Review
    • 5.5 Solving Rational Equations
    • 5.6 Applications and Proportions
      • Translating for Success
    • 5.7 Formulas and Applications
    • 5.8 Variation and Applications
    • Summary and Review
    • Test
    • Cumulative Review
    • 6.1 Radical Expressions and Functions
    • 6.2 Rational Numbers as Exponents
    • 6.3 Simplifying Radical Expressions
    • 6.4 Addition, Subtraction, and More Multiplication
      • Mid-Chapter Review
    • 6.5 More on Division of Radical Expressions
    • 6.6 Solving Radical Equations
    • 6.7 Applications Involving Powers and Roots
      • Translating for Success
    • 6.8 The Complex Numbers
    • Summary and Review
    • Test
    • Cumulative Review
    • 7.1 The Basics of Solving Quadratic Equations
    • 7.2 The Quadratic Formula
    • 7.3 Applications Involving Quadratic Equations
      • Translating for Success
    • 7.4 More on Quadratic Equations
      • Mid-Chapter Review
    • 7.5 Graphing f(x) = a(x - h)2 + k
    • 7.6 Graphingf(x) = ax2 + bx + c
      • Visualizing for Success
    • 7.7 Mathematical Modeling with Quadratic Functions
    • 7.8 Polynomial Inequalities and Rational Inequalities
    • Summary and Review
    • Test
    • Cumulative Review
    • 8.1 Exponential Functions
    • 8.2 Composite Functions and Inverse Functions
    • 8.3 Logarithmic Functions
    • 8.4 Properties of Logarithmic Functions
      • Mid-Chapter Review
    • 8.5 Natural Logarithmic Functions
      • Visualizing for Success
    • 8.6 Solving Exponential Equations and Logarithmic Equations
    • 8.7 Mathematical Modeling with Exponential Functions and Logarithmic Functions
    • Translating for Success
    • Summary and Review
    • Test
    • Cumulative Review
    • 9.1 Parabolas and Circles
    • 9.2 Ellipses
      • Mid-Chapter Review
    • 9.3 Hyperbolas
      • Visualizing for Success
    • 9.4 Nonlinear Systems of Equations
    • Summary and Review
    • Test
    • Cumulative Review


  1. Fraction Notation
  2. Determinants and Cramer’s Rule
  3. Elimination Using Matrices
  4. The Algebra of Functions


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