# Intermediate Algebra for College Students, 7th edition

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

**1. Algebra, Mathematical Models, and Problem Solving **

1.1 Algebraic Expressions, Real Numbers, and Interval Notation

1.2 Operations with Real Numbers and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

1.3 Graphing Equations

1.4 Solving Linear Equations

Mid-Chapter Check Point

1.5 Problem Solving and Using Formulas

1.6 Properties of Integral Exponents

1.7 Scientific Notation

**2. Functions and Linear Functions**

2.1 Introduction to Functions

2.2 Graphs of Functions

2.3 The Algebra of Functions

Mid-Chapter Check Point

2.4 Linear Functions and Slope

2.5 The Point-Slope Form of the Equation of a Line

**3. Systems of Linear Equations**

3.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables

3.2 Problem Solving and Business Applications Using Systems of Equations

3.3 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables

Mid-Chapter Check Point

3.4 Matrix Solutions to Linear Systems

3.5 Determinants and Cramer’s Rule

**4. Inequalities and Problem Solving**

4.1 Solving Linear Inequalities

4.2 Compound Inequalities

4.3 Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Value

Mid-Chapter Check Point

4.4 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables

4.5 Linear Programming

**5. Polynomials, Polynomial Functions, and Factoring**

5.1 Introduction to Polynomials and Polynomial Functions

5.2 Multiplication of Polynomials

5.3 Greatest Common Factors and Factoring by Grouping

5.4 Factoring Trinomials

Mid-Chapter Check Point

5.5 Factoring Special Forms

5.6 A General Factoring Strategy

5.7 Polynomial Equations and Their Applications

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

6.1 Rational Expressions and Functions; Multiplying and Dividing

6.2 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

6.3 Complex Rational Expressions

6.4 Division of Polynomials

Mid-Chapter Check Point

6.5 Synthetic Division and the Remainder Theorem

6.6 Rational Equations

6.7 Formulas and Applications of Rational Equations

6.8 Modeling Using Variation

**7. Radicals, Radical Functions, and Rational Exponents**

7.1 Radical Expressions and Functions

7.2 Rational Exponents

7.3 Multiplying and Simplifying Radical Expressions

7.4 Adding, Subtracting, and Dividing Radical Expressions

Mid-Chapter Check Point

7.5 Multiplying with More Than One Term and Rationalizing Denominators

7.6 Radical Equations

7.7 Complex Numbers

**8. Quadratic Equations and Functions**

8.1 The Square Root Property and Completing the Square

8.2 The Quadratic Formula

8.3 Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs

Mid-Chapter Check Point

8.4 Equations Quadratic in Form

8.5 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities

**9. Exponents and Logarithmic Functions**

9.1 Exponential Functions

9.2 Composite and Inverse Functions

9.3 Logarithmic Functions

9.4 Properties of Logarithms

Mid-Chapter Check Point

9.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

9.6 Exponential Growth and Decay; Modeling Data

**10. Conic Sections and Systems of Nonlinear Equations**

10.1 Distance and Midpoint Formulas; Circles

10.2 The Ellipse

10.3 The Hyperbola

Mid-Chapter Check Point

10.4 The Parabola; Identifying Conic Sections

10.5 Systems of Nonlinear Equations in Two Variables

**11. Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem**

11.1 Sequences and Summation Notation

11.2 Arithmetic Sequences

11.3 Geometric Sequences and Series

Mid-Chapter Check Point

11.4 The Binomial TheoremPublished by Pearson (February 5th 2016) - Copyright © 2017