Introductory Algebra, Books a la Carte Edition, 13th edition

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

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Table of contents

Index of Activities

Index of Animations


Index of Applications

Just-in-Time Review

1. All Factors of a Number 

2. Prime Factorizations 

3. Greatest Common Factor 

4. Least Common Multiple 

5. Equivalent Expressions and Fraction Notation 

6. Mixed Numerals 

7. Simplify Fraction Notation 

8. Multiply and Divide Fraction Notation

9. Add and Subtract Fraction Notation

10. Convert from Decimal Notation to Fraction Notation

11. Add and Subtract Decimal Notation

12. Multiply and Divide Decimal Notation

13. Convert from Fraction Notation to Decimal Notation

14. Rounding with Decimal Notation

15. Convert Between Percent Notation and Decimal Notation

16. Convert Between Percent Notation and Fraction Notation

17. Exponential Notation

18. Order of Operations

1. Introduction to Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions

1.1 Introduction to Algebra

1.2 The Real Numbers

1.3 Addition of Real Numbers

1.4 Subtraction of Real Numbers

Mid-Chapter Review

1.5 Multiplication of Real Numbers

1.6 Division of Real Numbers

1.7 Properties of Real Numbers

1.8 Simplifying Expressions; Order of Operations

Summary and Review


2. Solving Equations and Inequalities

2.1 Solving Equations: The Addition Principle

2.2 Solving Equations: The Multiplication Principle

2.3 Using the Principles Together

2.4 Formulas

Mid-Chapter Review

2.5 Applications of Percent

2.6 Applications and Problem Solving

Translating for Success

2.7 Solving Inequalities

2.8 Applications and Problem Solving with Inequalities

Summary and Review


Cumulative Review

3. Graphs of Linear Equations

3.1 Graphs and Applications of Linear Equations

3.2 More with Graphing and Intercepts

Visualizing for Success

3.3 Slope and Applications

3.4 Equations of Lines

Mid-Chapter Review

3.5 Graphing Using the Slope and y-Intercept

3.6 Parallel Lines and Perpendicular Lines

3.7 Graphing Inequalities in Two Variables

Visualizing for Success

Summary and Review


Cumulative Review

4. Polynomials: Operations

4.1 Integers as Exponents

4.2 Exponents and Scientific Notation

4.3 Introduction to Polynomials

4.4 Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials

Mid-Chapter Review

4.5 Multiplication of Polynomials

4.6 Special Products

Visualizing for Success

4.7 Operations with Polynomials in Several Variables

4.8 Division of Polynomials

Summary and Review


Cumulative Review

5. Polynomials: Factoring

5.1 Introduction to Factoring

5.2 Factoring Trinomials of the Type x2 + bx + c

5.3 Factoring ax2 + bx + c, a ≠ 1: The FOIL Method

5.4 Factoring ax2 + bx + c, a ≠ 1: The ac-Method

Mid-Chapter Review

5.5 Factoring Trinomial Squares and Differences of Squares

5.6 Factoring: A General Strategy

5.7 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring

5.8 Applications of Quadratic Equations

Translating For Success

Summary and Review


Cumulative Review

6. Rational Expressions and Equations

6.1 Multiplying and Simplifying Rational Expressions

6.2 Division and Reciprocals

6.3 Least Common Multiples and Denominators

6.4 Adding Rational Expressions

6.5 Subtracting Rational Expressions

Mid-Chapter Review

6.6 Complex Rational Expressions

6.7 Solving Rational Equations

6.8 Applications Using Rational Equations and Proportions

Translating for Success

6.9 Direct Variation and Inverse Variation

Summary and Review


Cumulative Review

7. Systems of Equations

7.1 Systems of Equations in Two Variables

7.2 The Substitution Method

7.3 The Elimination Method

Mid-Chapter Review

7.4 Applications and Problem Solving

7.5 Applications with Motion

Translating for Success

Summary and Review


Cumulative Review

8. Radical Expressions and Equations

8.1 Introduction to Radical Expressions

8.2 Multiplying and Simplifying with Radical Expressions

8.3 Quotients Involving Radical Expressions

Mid-Chapter Review

8.4 Addition, Subtraction, and More Multiplication

8.5 Radical Equations

8.6 Applications with Right Triangles

Translating for Success

Summary and Review


Cumulative Review

9. Quadratic Equations

9.1 Introduction to Quadratic Equations

9.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square

9.3 The Quadratic Formula

Mid-Chapter Review

9.4 Formulas

9.5 Applications and Problem Solving

Translating for Success

9.6 Graphs of Quadratic Equations

Visualizing for Success

9.7 Functions

Summary and Review


Cumulative Review


A: Factoring Sums or Differences of Cubes

B: Finding Equations of Lines: Point—Slope Equation

C: Higher Roots

D: Sets

E: Mean, Median, and Mode

F: Inequalities and Interval Notation


Guided Solutions



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