Introductory & Intermediate Algebra, 6th edition

  • Margaret L. Lial, 
  • John Hornsby, 
  • Terry McGinnis, 
  • Jill M. Hooley

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Introductory and Intermediate Algebra helps you succeed in developmental mathematics by combining clear, concise writing and examples with carefully crafted exercises to support skill development and conceptual understanding.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137553358

Subject: Developmental Math

Category: Combo: Elementary & Intermediate

Table of contents

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
Study Skills Reading Your Math Text
1.3 Real Numbers and the Number Line
Study Skills Using Study Cards
1.4 Adding Real Numbers
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
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
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
Study Skills Preparing for Your Math Final Exam
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
6.6 A General Approach to Factoring
6.7 Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Zero-Factor Property
6.8 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. Equations, Inequalities, Graphs, and Systems Revisited
Review of Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities in one Variable
8.2 Set Operations and Compound Inequalities
8.3 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
Summary Exercises
Solving Linear and Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
8.4 Review of Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables; Slope
8.6 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables; Applications

9. Relations and Functions
Introduction to Relations and Functions
9.2 Function Notation and Linear Functions
9.3 Polynomial Functions, Operations, and Graphs
9.4 Variation

10. Roots, Radicals, and Root Functions
10.1 Radical Expressions and Graphs
10.2 Rational Exponents
10.3 Simplifying Radical Expressions
10.4 Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions
10.5 Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions
Summary Exercises Performing Operations with Radicals and Rational Exponents
10.6 Solving Equations with Radicals
10.7 Complex Numbers

11. Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, and Functions
11.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Property
11.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
11.3 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula
11.4 Equations Quadratic in Form
Summary Exercises Applying Methods for Solving Quadratic Equations
11.5 Formulas and Further Applications
11.6 Graphs of Quadratic Functions
11.7 More about Parabolas and Their Applications
11.8 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities

12. Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions
12.1 Composition of Functions
12.2 Inverse Functions
12.3 Exponential Functions
12.4 Logarithmic Functions
12.5 Properties of Logarithms
12.6 Common and Natural Logarithms
12.7 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and Their Applications

13. Nonlinear Functions, Conic Sections, and Nonlinear Systems
13.1 Additional Graphs of Functions
13.2 Circles and Ellipses
13.3 Hyperbolas and Functions Defined by Radicals
13.4 Nonlinear Systems of Equations
13.5 Second-Degree Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities

Appendix A: Review of Exponents, Polynomials, and Factoring (Transition from Introductory to Intermediate Algebra)
Appendix B: Synthetic Division
Appendix C: Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Matrix Methods
Answers to Selected Exercises

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