# Intermediate Algebra, 13th edition

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## Table of contents

Index of Activities

Index of Animations

Preface

Index of Applications

JUST-IN-TIME REVIEW

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. SOLVING LINEAR EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES

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. GRAPHS, FUNCTIONS, AND APPLICATIONS

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. SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS

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. POLYNOMIALS AND POLYNOMIAL FUNCTIONS

4.1 Introduction to Polynomials and Polynomial Functions

4.2 Multiplication of Polynomials

4.3 Introduction to Factoring

4.4 Factoring Trinomials: *x*^{2} + *bx* + *c*

Mid-Chapter Review

4.5 Factoring Trinomials: *ax*^{2} + *bx* + *c*, *a*

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. RATIONAL EXPRESSIONS, EQUATIONS, AND FUNCTIONS

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. RADICAL EXPRESSIONS, EQUATIONS, AND FUNCTIONS

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. QUADRATIC EQUATIONS AND FUNCTIONS

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 Graphing *f*(*x*) = *a**x ^{2} + 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. EXPONENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS

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. CONIC SECTIONS

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

**APPENDIXES**

A. Fraction Notation

B. Determinants and Cramer’s Rule

C. Elimination Using Matrices

D. The Algebra of Functions

Answers

Guided Solutions

Glossary

Index

Published by Pearson (March 30th 2018) - Copyright © 2019