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Intermediate Algebra, 12th edition

  • Marvin L. Bittinger
  • Judith A. Beecher
  • Barbara L Johnson

Published by Pearson (January 26th 2014) - Copyright © 2015

12th edition

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The Bittinger Worktext Series recognizes that math hasn’t changed, but students—and the way they learn math—have. This latest edition continues the Bittinger tradition of objective-based, guided learning, while also integrating timely updates to the proven pedagogy. This edition has a greater emphasis on guided learning and helping students get the most out of all of the resources available, including new mobile learning resources, whether in a traditional lecture, hybrid, lab-based, or online course.

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Table of contents

Index of Applications



R. Review of Basic Algebra:

Part 1: Operations

R.1 The Set of Real Numbers

R.2 Operations with Real Numbers

R.3 Exponential Notation and Order of Operations

Part 2: Manipulations

R.4 Introduction to Algebraic Expressions

R.5 Equivalent Algebraic Expressions

R.6 Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

R.7 Properties of Exponents and Scientific Notation

            Summary and Review



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



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


            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


            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: x2 + bx + c

            Mid-Chapter Review

4.5 Factoring Trinomials: ax2 + bx + c, a ≠ 1

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


            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


            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


            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) = ax2 + bx + c

            Visualizing for Success

7.7 Mathematical Modeling with Quadratic Functions

7.8 Polynomial Inequalities and Rational Inequalities

            Summary and Review


            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


            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


            Cumulative Review



A. Fraction Notation

B. Determinants and Cramer’s Rule

C. Elimination Using Matrices

D. The Algebra of Functions



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