Algebra can be like a foreign language, but ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, 5E, gives you the tools and practice you need to fully understand the language of algebra and the "why" behind problem solving. Using Strategy and Why explanations in worked examples and a six-step problem solving strategy, ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, 5E, will guide you through an integrated learning process that will expand your reasoning abilities as it teaches you how to read, write, and think mathematically. Feel confident about your skills through additional practice in the text and Enhanced WebAssign. With ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, 5E, algebra will make sense because it is not just about the x...it's also about the WHY.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 An Introduction to Algebra
CHAPTER 2 Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving
CHAPTER 3 Graphing Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables; Functions
CHAPTER 4 Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
CHAPTER 5 Exponents and Polynomials
CHAPTER 6 Factoring and Quadratic Equations
CHAPTER 7 Rational Expressions and Equations
CHAPTER 8 Transition to Intermediate Algebra
CHAPTER 9 Radical Expressions and Equations
CHAPTER 10 Quadratic Equations, Functions, and Inequalities
CHAPTER 11 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
CHAPTER 12 More on Systems of Equations
CHAPTER 13 Conic Sections; More Graphing
CHAPTER 14 Miscellaneous Topics
APPENDIXES 1 Roots and Powers