  # Introductory Algebra, 11th edition

• Margaret L. Lial,
• John Hornsby,
• Terry McGinnis

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## Overview

Introductory Algebra in the Lial Series combines a precise, accessible writing style and examples with carefully crafted exercises to support skill development and conceptual understanding and to help you succeed in developmental mathematics.

ISBN-13: 9780137526710

Subject: Developmental Math

Category: Beginning Algebra

• R. Prealgebra Review
• R.1 Fractions
• R.2 Decimals and Percents
• Study Skills Using Your Math Text
1. The Real Number System
• 1.1 Exponents, Order of Operations, and Inequality
• Study Skills Taking Lecture Notes
• 1.2 Variables, Expressions, and Equations
• 1.3 Real Numbers and the Number Line
• Study Skills Using Study Cards
• 1.5 Subtracting Real Numbers
• Study Skills Completing Your Homework
• 1.6 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
• Summary Exercises Performing Operations with Real Numbers
• 1.7 Properties of Real Numbers
• 1.8 Simplifying Expressions
• Study Skills Reviewing a Chapter
2. Equations, Inequalities, and Applications
• 2.1 The Addition Property of Equality
• Study Skills Managing Your Time
• 2.2 The Multiplication Property of Equality
• 2.3 More on Solving Linear Equations
• Study Skills Using Study Cards Revisited
• Summary Exercises Applying Methods for Solving Linear Equations
• 2.4 An Introduction to Applications of Linear Equations
• 2.5 Formulas and Additional Applications from Geometry
• 2.6 Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
• Summary Exercises Applying Problem-Solving Techniques
• 2.7 Solving Linear Inequalities
• Study Skills Taking Math Tests
3. Graphs of Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables
• 3.1 Linear Equations and Rectangular Coordinates
• Study Skills Analyzing Your Test Results
• 3.2 Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables
• 3.3 The Slope of a Line
• Study Skills Preparing for Your Math Final Exam
• 3.4 Slope-Intercept Form of a Linear Equation
• 3.5 Point-Slope Form of a Linear Equation and Modeling
• Summary Exercises Applying Graphing and
• Equation-Writing Techniques for Lines
• 3.6 Graphing 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 Substitution
• 4.3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Elimination
• Summary Exercises Applying Techniques for Solving Systems of Linear Equations
• 4.4 Applications of Linear Systems
• 4.5 Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities
5. Exponents and Polynomials
• 5.1 The Product Rule and Power Rules for Exponents
• 5.2 Integer Exponents and the Quotient Rule
• Summary Exercises Applying the Rules for Exponents
• 5.3 An Application of Exponents: Scientific Notation
• 5.4 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
• 5.5 Multiplying Polynomials
• 5.6 Special Products
• 5.7 Dividing a Polynomial by a Monomial
• 5.8 Dividing a Polynomial by a Polynomial
6. Factoring and Applications
• 6.1 Greatest Common Factors; Factor by Grouping
• 6.2 Factoring Trinomials
• 6.3 Factoring Trinomials by Grouping
• 6.4 Factoring Trinomials Using the FOIL Method
• 6.5 Special Factoring Techniques
• Summary Exercises Recognizing and Applying Factoring Strategies
• 6.6 Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Zero-Factor Property
• 6.7 Applications of Quadratic Equations
7. Rational Expressions and Applications
• 7.1 The Fundamental Property of Rational Expressions
• 7.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
• 7.3 Least Common Denominators
• 7.4 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
• 7.5 Complex Fractions
• 7.6 Solving Equations with Rational Expressions
• Summary Exercises Simplifying Rational Expressions vs. Solving Rational Equations
• 7.7 Applications of Rational Expressions
• 7.8 Variation
• 8.1 Evaluating Roots
• 8.2 Multiplying, Dividing, and Simplifying Radicals
• 8.4 Rationalizing the Denominator
• 8.5 More Simplifying and Operations with Radicals
• Summary Exercises Applying Operations with Radicals
• 8.6 Solving Equations with Radicals
• 9.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Property
• 9.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
• Summary Exercises Applying Methods for Solving Quadratic Equations
• 9.5 Introduction to Functions

### Appendix: Factoring Sums and Differences of Cubes

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