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*For courses in elementary and intermediate algebra.*

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**Objective: Visualizing the Concepts**

One of the hallmarks of the Bittinger Developmental Math program is objective-based learning. In ** Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Graphs and Models, Fifth Edition**, the authors place special emphasis on conceptual understanding, modeling, and visualization. Their goal is to help students “see the math” and learn algebra by making connections between the math and real-world applications. For the

**Fifth Edition**, the authors have made many updates to the text and applications, as well as to the accompanying resources. These include important enhancements to the MyMathLab course, new Active Learning Figures, and the creation of a new interactive video program, To-the-Point Objective Videos, associated with a new student workbook,

*MyMathGuide: Notes, Practice, and Video Path*.

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MyMathLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. The text and MyMathLab course form a tightly integrated program with all new To-the-Point Objective Videos, Active Learning Figures, and *MyMathGuide* workbook.

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0321654064 / 9780321654069 MyMathLab Inside Star Sticker## Table of contents

**1. Introduction to Algebraic Expressions**

1.1 Introduction to Algebra

1.2 The Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Laws

1.3 Fraction Notation

1.4 Positive and Negative Real Numbers

Mid-Chapter Review

1.5 Addition of Real Numbers

1.6 Subtraction of Real Numbers

1.7 Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers

1.8 Exponential Notation and Order of Operations

**2. Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving**

2.1 Solving Equations

2.2 Using the Principles Together

2.3 Formulas

Mid-Chapter Review

2.4 Applications with Percent

2.5 Problem Solving

2.6 Solving Inequalities

2.7 Solving Applications with Inequalities

**3. Introduction to Graphing and Functions**

3.1 Reading Graphs, Plotting Points, and Scaling Graphs

3.2 Graphing Equations

3.3 Linear Equations and Intercepts

3.4 Rates

3.5 Slope

Mid-Chapter Review

3.6 Slope-Intercept Form

3.7 Point-Slope Form; Introduction to Curve Fitting

3.8 Functions

**4. Systems of Equations in Two Variables**

4.1 Systems of Equations and Graphing

4.2 Systems of Equations and Substitution

4.3 Systems of Equations and Elimination

Mid-Chapter Review

4.4 More Applications Using Systems

4.5 Solving Equations by Graphing

**5. Polynomials**

5.1 Exponents and Their Properties

5.2 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation

5.3 Polynomials and Polynomial Functions

5.4 Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials

5.5 Multiplication of Polynomials

5.6 Special Products

Mid-Chapter Review

5.7 Polynomials in Several Variables

5.8 Division of Polynomials

5.9 The Algebra of Functions

**6. Polynomial Factorizations and Equations**

6.1 Introduction to Polynomial Factorizations and Equations

6.2 Trinomials of the Type *x ^{2} + bx + c*

6.3 Trinomials of the Type *ax ^{2} + bx + c*

Mid-Chapter Review

6.4 Perfect-Square Trinomials and Differences of Squares

6.5 Sums or Differences of Cubes

6.6 Factoring: A General Strategy

6.7 Applications of Polynomial Equations

**7. Rational Expressions, Equations, and Functions**

7.1 Rational Expressions and Functions

7.2 Multiplication and Division

7.3 Addition, Subtraction, and Least Common Denominators

7.4 Addition and Subtractions with Unlike Denominators

Mid-Chapter Review

7.5 Complex Rational Expressions

7.6 Rational Equations

7.7 Applications Using Rational Equations and Proportions

7.8 Formulas, Applications, and Variation

**8. Inequalities**

8.1 Graphical Solutions and Compound

8.2 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

Mid-Chapter Review

8.3 Inequalities in Two Variables

8.4 Polynomial Inequalities and Rational Inequalities

**9. More On Systems**

9.1 Systems of Equations in Three Variables

9.2 Solving Applications: Systems of Three Equations

9.3 Elimination Using Matrices

Mid-Chapter Review

9.4 Determinants and Cramer’s Rule

9.5 Business and Economic Applications

**10. Exponents and Radical Functions**

10.1 Radical Expressions, Functions, and Models

10.2 Rational Numbers as Exponents

10.3 Multiplying Radical Expressions

10.4 Dividing Radical Expressions

10.5 Expressions Containing Several Radical Terms

Mid-Chapter Review

10.6 Solving Radical Equations

10.7 The Distance Formula, the Midpoint Formula, and Other Applications

10.8 The Complex Numbers

**11. Quadratic Functions and Equations**

11.1 Quadratic Equations

11.2 The Quadratic Formula

11.3 Studying Solutions of Quadratic Equations

11.4 Applications Involving Quadratic Equations

11.5 Equations Reducible to Quadratic

Mid-Chapter Review

11.6 Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs

11.7 More About Graphing Quadratic Functions

11.8 Problem Solving and Quadratic Equations

**12. Exponential Functions and Logarithmic Functions**

12.1 Composite Functions and Inverse Functions

12.2 Exponential Functions

12.3 Logarithmic Functions

12.4 Properties of Logarithmic Functions

Mid-Chapter Review

12.5 Natural Logarithms and Changing Bases

12.6 Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

12.7 Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

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