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Understanding Algebra

Understanding Algebra

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Published by: Sudarshana Gururajarao on Jun 30, 2012
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NDERSTANDING 
A
LGEBRA
 
AMES 
W.
 
RENNAN 
 
Copyright © 2002, All Rights Reserved
 
 
ONTENTS 
 
CHAPTER 1: THE NUMBERS OF ARITHMETIC 1
 
T
HE
R
EAL
N
UMBER
S
YSTEM
1
 
A
DDITION AND
S
UBTRACTION OF
R
EAL
N
UMBERS
9
 
M
ULTIPLICATION AND
D
IVISION
12
 
P
OSITIVE
I
NTEGER
E
XPONENTS
18
 
O
RDER OF
O
PERATIONS
19
 
F
RACTIONS
22
 
D
ECIMALS
28
 
P
ERCENTS
35
 
P
ROPERTIES OF
R
EAL
N
UMBERS
41
 
CHAPTER 2: INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA 43
 
A
LGEBRAIC
E
XPRESSIONS
43
 
S
IMPLIFYING
A
LGEBRAIC
E
XPRESSIONS
45
 
S
OLUTIONS OF
A
LGEBRAIC
E
QUATIONS
47
 
A
DDITION
P
RINCIPLE
49
 
M
ULTIPLICATION
P
RINCIPLE
51
 
U
SING THE
P
RINCIPLES
T
OGETHER
52
 
CHAPTER 3: WORD PROBLEMS 55
 
P
ROBLEM
S
OLVING
S
TRATEGIES
55
 
W
ORDS FOR
O
PERATIONS
57
 
G
ENERAL
W
ORD
P
ROBLEMS
58
 
CHAPTER 4: GRAPHING AND STRAIGHT LINES 61
 
R
ECTANGULAR
C
OORDINATES
61
 
G
RAPHING
F
UNCTIONS
64
 
S
TRAIGHT
L
INES
66
 
CHAPTER 5: SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS 75
 
T
HE
S
OLUTIONS OF A
S
YSTEM OF
E
QUATIONS
75
 
A
DDITION
M
ETHOD
78
 
S
UBSTITUTION
M
ETHOD
81
 
CHAPTER 6: POLYNOMIALS 83
 
P
OLYNOMIALS
83
 
F
ACTORING
P
OLYNOMIALS
89
 
CHAPTER 7: RATIONAL EXPRESSIONS 101
 
R
ATIONAL
E
XPRESSIONS
101
 
S
IMPLIFYING
R
ATIONAL
E
XPRESSIONS
103
 
CHAPTER 8: EXPONENTS AND ROOTS 109
 
E
XPONENTS
109
 
R
OOTS
112
 
S
IMPLIFYING
R
ADICAL
E
XPRESSIONS
115
 
R
ATIONALIZING THE
D
ENOMINATOR
116
 
CHAPTER 9: QUADRATIC EQUATIONS 119
 
Q
UADRATIC
E
QUATIONS
119
 
S
OLVING BY
S
QUARE
R
OOTS
120
 
S
OLVING BY
F
ACTORING
121
 
C
OMPLETING THE
S
QUARE
123
 
T
HE
Q
UADRATIC
F
ORMULA
125
 
I
NDEX
127
 

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