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Taken from:Introductory and Intermediate Algebra,By K. Elayn Martin-GayCopyright © 1999 by Prentice-Hall, Inc.APearson Education CompanyUpper Saddle River, New Jersey 07458All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, in any form or by any means, without permission inwriting from the publisher.This special edition published in cooperation with Pearson Custom Publishing.Printed in the United States of America10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1ISBN 0-536-758808BA998609 JPPlease visit our web site at

www.pearsoncustom.com

PEARSON CUSTOM PUBLISHING

75 Arlington Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA02116APearson Education Company

CONTENTS

Chapter R

Prealgebra Review

R.1Factors and the Least Common Multiple

R.2Fractions

R.3Decimals and Percents

Chapter 1

Real Numbers and Introduction to Algebra

1.1Symbols and Sets of Numbers

1.2Introduction to Variable Expressions and Equations

1.3Adding Real Numbers

1.4Subtracting Real Numbers

1.5Multiplying Real Numbers

1.6Dividing Real Numbers

1.7Properties of Real Numbers

1.8Reading Graphs

Chapter 2

Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving

2.1Simplifying Expressions

2.2The Addition Property of Equality

2.3 The Multiplication Property of Equality

2.4Further Solving Linear Equations

2.5An Introduction to Problem Solving

2.6Formulas and Problem Solving

2.7Percent, Ratio, and Proportion

2.8Linear Inequalities and Problem Solving

Chapter 3

Graphing Equations and Inequalities

3.1The Rectangular Coordinate System

3.2Graphing Linear Equations

3.3Intercepts

3.4Slope

3.5Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables

Chapter 4

Exponents and Polynomials

4.1Exponents

4.2Negative Exponents and Scientiﬁc Notation

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4.3Introduction to Polynomials

4.4Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

4.5Multiplying Polynomials

4.6Special Products

4.7Dividing Polynomials

Chapter 5

Factoring Polynomials

5.1The Greatest Common Factor

5.2Factoring Trinomials of the Form

x

2

+ bx + c

5.3Factoring Trinomials of the Form

ax

2

+ bx + c

5.4Factoring Trinomials of the Form

ax

2

+ bx + c

by grouping

5.5Factoring Perfect Square Trinomials and the Difference of Two Squares

5.6Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring

5.7Quadratic Equations and Problem Solving

Chapter 6

Rational Expressions

6.1Simplifying Rational Expressions

6.2Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions

6.3Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with the Same Denominator and Least Common Denominator

6.4Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Different Denominators

6.5Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions

6.6Rational Equations and Problem Solving

6.7Simplifying Complex Fractions

Chapter 7

Graphs and Functions

7.1The Slope-Intercept Form

7.2More Equations of Lines

7.3Introduction to Functions

7.4Polynomial and Rational Functions

7.5An Introduction to Graphing Polynomial Functions

Chapter 8

Systems of Equations and Inequalities

8.1Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing

8.2Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution

8.3Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Addition

8.4Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving

8.5

Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables

8.6Solving Systems of Equations Using Matrices

8.7Solving Systems of Equations Using Determinants

8.8Systems of Linear Inequalities

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