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Edition: 7TH 06Copyright: 2006

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.

Published: 2006

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The goal of Intermediate Algebra: Concepts and Applications, 7e is to help today's students learn and retain mathematical concepts by preparing them for the transition from ''skills-oriented'' intermediate algebra courses to more ''concept-oriented'' college-level mathematics courses, as well as to make the transition from ''skill'' to ''application.'' This edition continues to bring your students a best-selling text that incorporates the five-step problem-solving process, real-world applications, proven pedagogy, and an accessible writing style. The Bittinger/Ellenbogen series has consistently provided teachers and students with the tools needed to succeed in developmental mathematics. This edition has an even stronger focus on vocabulary and conceptual understanding as well as making the mathematics more accessible to students. Among the features added are new Concept Reinforcement exercises, Student Notes that help students avoid common mistakes, and Study Summaries that highlight the most important concepts and terminology from each chapter.

**Features**

- Connecting the Concepts feature highlights the importance of connecting concepts and invites students to pause and check that they understand the ''big picture.'' This helps ensure that students understand how concepts work together in several sections at once. For example, students are alerted to shifts made from solving equations to writing equivalent expressions. The pacing of this feature helps students increase their comprehension and maximize their retention of key concepts.
- Chapter Openers Each chapter opens with a list of the sections to be covered and a real-life application that includes a testimonial from a person in that field to show how integral mathematics is in solving real problems. Real data is often used in these applications as well as in many other exercises and ''on the job'' examples (like those that students might find in the workforce) to increase student interest.
- Aha! In many exercise sets, students will see an Aha! icon. This icon indicates to students that there is a simpler way to complete the exercise without going through a lengthy computation. It's then up to the student to discover that simpler approach. The Aha! icon is used the first time a new insight can be used on a particular type of exercise. After that first time, it's up to the student to determine if and when that particular insight can be reused.
- Optional Collaborative Corners give students the opportunity to work as a group to solve problems or to perform specially designed activities. There are approximately two Collaborative Corners per chapter, each one appearing after the appropriate exercise set.
- Optional Technology Connections appear throughout each chapter to help students visualize, through the use of technology, a concept that they have just learned. This feature is reinforced in many exercise sets through exercises marked with a graphing calculator icon.
- 5-Step Problem-Solving Process A hallmark feature to all Bittinger Texts, the 5-step problem-solving process is introduced early in the text and then modeled in every application problem throughout the rest of the text, providing students with a foundation for starting and completing the problem-solving process.
- Study Skills These remarks, located in the margins near the start of each section, provide suggestions for successful study habits and can be extended to courses other than algebra. Ranging from ideas for better time management to how to prepare for tests, these comments can be useful to even experience college students.

**Chapter 1 Algebra and Problem Solving**

Some Basics of Algebra

Operations and Properties of Real Numbers

Solving Equations

Connecting the Concepts

Introduction to Problem Solving

Formulas, Models, and Geometry

Properties of Exponents

Scientific Notation

**Chapter 2 Graphs, Functions, and Linear Equations**

Graphs

Functions

Linear Functions: Slope, Graphs, and Models

Another Look at Linear Graphs

Other Equations of Lines

Connecting the Concepts

The Algebra of Functions

**Chapter 3 Systems of Equations and Problem Solving**

Systems of Equations in Two Variables

Solving by Substitution or Elimination

Connecting the Concepts

Solving Applications: Systems of Two Equations

Systems of Equations in Three Variables

Connecting the Concepts

Solving Applications: Systems of Three Equations

Elimination Using Matrices

Determinants and Cramer's Rule

Business and Economics Applications

**Chapter 4 Inequalities and Problem Solving**

Inequalities and Applications

Intersections, Unions, and Compound Inequalities

Absolute-Value Equations and Inequalities

Inequalities in Two Variables

Connecting the Concepts

Applications Using Linear Programming

**Chapter 5 Polynomials and Polynomial Functions**

Introduction to Polynomials and Polynomial Functions

Connecting the Concepts

Multiplication of Polynomials

Common Factors and Factoring by Grouping

Connecting the Concepts

Factoring Trinomials

Factoring Perfect-Square Trinomials and Differences of Squares

Factoring Sums or Differences of Cubes

Factoring: A General Strategy

Applications of Polynomial Equations

**Chapter 6 Rational Expressions, Equations, and Functions**

Rational Expressions and Functions: Multiplying and Dividing

Rational Expressions and Functions: Adding and Subtracting

Complex Rational Expressions

Rational Equations

Solving Applications Using Rational Equations

Division of Polynomials

Formulas, Applications, and Variation

**Chapter 7 Exponents and Radicals**

Radical Expressions and Functions

Rational Numbers as Exponents

Multiplying Radical Expressions

Dividing Radical Expressions

Expressions Containing Several Radical Terms

Solving Radical Equations

Connecting the Concepts

Geometric Applications

The Complex Numbers

**Chapter 8 Quadratic Functions and Equations**

Quadratic Equations

The Quadratic Formula

Applications Involving Quadratic Equations

Studying Solutions of Quadratic Equations

Equations Reducible to Quadratic

Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs

Connecting the Concepts

More About Graphing Quadratic Functions

Problem Solving and Quadratic Functions

Polynomial and Rational Inequalities

**Chapter 9 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions**

Composite and Inverse Functions

Exponential Functions

Connecting the Concepts

Logarithmic Functions

Properties of Logarithmic Functions

Common and Natural Logarithms

Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

**Chapter 10 Conic Sections**

Conic Sections: Parabolas and Circles

Conic Sections: Ellipses

Conic Sections: Hyperbolas

Connecting the Concepts

Nonlinear Systems of Equations

**Chapter 11 Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem**

Sequences and Series

Arithmetic Sequences and Series

Geometric Sequences and Series

The Binomial Theorem

Connecting the Concepts

Appendix: The Graphing Calculator

Answers

Glossary

Index

Index of Applications

Summary

The goal of Intermediate Algebra: Concepts and Applications, 7e is to help today's students learn and retain mathematical concepts by preparing them for the transition from ''skills-oriented'' intermediate algebra courses to more ''concept-oriented'' college-level mathematics courses, as well as to make the transition from ''skill'' to ''application.'' This edition continues to bring your students a best-selling text that incorporates the five-step problem-solving process, real-world applications, proven pedagogy, and an accessible writing style. The Bittinger/Ellenbogen series has consistently provided teachers and students with the tools needed to succeed in developmental mathematics. This edition has an even stronger focus on vocabulary and conceptual understanding as well as making the mathematics more accessible to students. Among the features added are new Concept Reinforcement exercises, Student Notes that help students avoid common mistakes, and Study Summaries that highlight the most important concepts and terminology from each chapter.

**Features**

- Connecting the Concepts feature highlights the importance of connecting concepts and invites students to pause and check that they understand the ''big picture.'' This helps ensure that students understand how concepts work together in several sections at once. For example, students are alerted to shifts made from solving equations to writing equivalent expressions. The pacing of this feature helps students increase their comprehension and maximize their retention of key concepts.
- Chapter Openers Each chapter opens with a list of the sections to be covered and a real-life application that includes a testimonial from a person in that field to show how integral mathematics is in solving real problems. Real data is often used in these applications as well as in many other exercises and ''on the job'' examples (like those that students might find in the workforce) to increase student interest.
- Aha! In many exercise sets, students will see an Aha! icon. This icon indicates to students that there is a simpler way to complete the exercise without going through a lengthy computation. It's then up to the student to discover that simpler approach. The Aha! icon is used the first time a new insight can be used on a particular type of exercise. After that first time, it's up to the student to determine if and when that particular insight can be reused.
- Optional Collaborative Corners give students the opportunity to work as a group to solve problems or to perform specially designed activities. There are approximately two Collaborative Corners per chapter, each one appearing after the appropriate exercise set.
- Optional Technology Connections appear throughout each chapter to help students visualize, through the use of technology, a concept that they have just learned. This feature is reinforced in many exercise sets through exercises marked with a graphing calculator icon.
- 5-Step Problem-Solving Process A hallmark feature to all Bittinger Texts, the 5-step problem-solving process is introduced early in the text and then modeled in every application problem throughout the rest of the text, providing students with a foundation for starting and completing the problem-solving process.
- Study Skills These remarks, located in the margins near the start of each section, provide suggestions for successful study habits and can be extended to courses other than algebra. Ranging from ideas for better time management to how to prepare for tests, these comments can be useful to even experience college students.

Table of Contents

**Chapter 1 Algebra and Problem Solving**

Some Basics of Algebra

Operations and Properties of Real Numbers

Solving Equations

Connecting the Concepts

Introduction to Problem Solving

Formulas, Models, and Geometry

Properties of Exponents

Scientific Notation

**Chapter 2 Graphs, Functions, and Linear Equations**

Graphs

Functions

Linear Functions: Slope, Graphs, and Models

Another Look at Linear Graphs

Other Equations of Lines

Connecting the Concepts

The Algebra of Functions

**Chapter 3 Systems of Equations and Problem Solving**

Systems of Equations in Two Variables

Solving by Substitution or Elimination

Connecting the Concepts

Solving Applications: Systems of Two Equations

Systems of Equations in Three Variables

Connecting the Concepts

Solving Applications: Systems of Three Equations

Elimination Using Matrices

Determinants and Cramer's Rule

Business and Economics Applications

**Chapter 4 Inequalities and Problem Solving**

Inequalities and Applications

Intersections, Unions, and Compound Inequalities

Absolute-Value Equations and Inequalities

Inequalities in Two Variables

Connecting the Concepts

Applications Using Linear Programming

**Chapter 5 Polynomials and Polynomial Functions**

Introduction to Polynomials and Polynomial Functions

Connecting the Concepts

Multiplication of Polynomials

Common Factors and Factoring by Grouping

Connecting the Concepts

Factoring Trinomials

Factoring Perfect-Square Trinomials and Differences of Squares

Factoring Sums or Differences of Cubes

Factoring: A General Strategy

Applications of Polynomial Equations

**Chapter 6 Rational Expressions, Equations, and Functions**

Rational Expressions and Functions: Multiplying and Dividing

Rational Expressions and Functions: Adding and Subtracting

Complex Rational Expressions

Rational Equations

Solving Applications Using Rational Equations

Division of Polynomials

Formulas, Applications, and Variation

**Chapter 7 Exponents and Radicals**

Radical Expressions and Functions

Rational Numbers as Exponents

Multiplying Radical Expressions

Dividing Radical Expressions

Expressions Containing Several Radical Terms

Solving Radical Equations

Connecting the Concepts

Geometric Applications

The Complex Numbers

**Chapter 8 Quadratic Functions and Equations**

Quadratic Equations

The Quadratic Formula

Applications Involving Quadratic Equations

Studying Solutions of Quadratic Equations

Equations Reducible to Quadratic

Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs

Connecting the Concepts

More About Graphing Quadratic Functions

Problem Solving and Quadratic Functions

Polynomial and Rational Inequalities

**Chapter 9 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions**

Composite and Inverse Functions

Exponential Functions

Connecting the Concepts

Logarithmic Functions

Properties of Logarithmic Functions

Common and Natural Logarithms

Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

**Chapter 10 Conic Sections**

Conic Sections: Parabolas and Circles

Conic Sections: Ellipses

Conic Sections: Hyperbolas

Connecting the Concepts

Nonlinear Systems of Equations

**Chapter 11 Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem**

Sequences and Series

Arithmetic Sequences and Series

Geometric Sequences and Series

The Binomial Theorem

Connecting the Concepts

Appendix: The Graphing Calculator

Answers

Glossary

Index

Index of Applications

Publisher Info

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.

Published: 2006

International: No

Published: 2006

International: No

The goal of Intermediate Algebra: Concepts and Applications, 7e is to help today's students learn and retain mathematical concepts by preparing them for the transition from ''skills-oriented'' intermediate algebra courses to more ''concept-oriented'' college-level mathematics courses, as well as to make the transition from ''skill'' to ''application.'' This edition continues to bring your students a best-selling text that incorporates the five-step problem-solving process, real-world applications, proven pedagogy, and an accessible writing style. The Bittinger/Ellenbogen series has consistently provided teachers and students with the tools needed to succeed in developmental mathematics. This edition has an even stronger focus on vocabulary and conceptual understanding as well as making the mathematics more accessible to students. Among the features added are new Concept Reinforcement exercises, Student Notes that help students avoid common mistakes, and Study Summaries that highlight the most important concepts and terminology from each chapter.

**Features**

- Connecting the Concepts feature highlights the importance of connecting concepts and invites students to pause and check that they understand the ''big picture.'' This helps ensure that students understand how concepts work together in several sections at once. For example, students are alerted to shifts made from solving equations to writing equivalent expressions. The pacing of this feature helps students increase their comprehension and maximize their retention of key concepts.
- Chapter Openers Each chapter opens with a list of the sections to be covered and a real-life application that includes a testimonial from a person in that field to show how integral mathematics is in solving real problems. Real data is often used in these applications as well as in many other exercises and ''on the job'' examples (like those that students might find in the workforce) to increase student interest.
- Aha! In many exercise sets, students will see an Aha! icon. This icon indicates to students that there is a simpler way to complete the exercise without going through a lengthy computation. It's then up to the student to discover that simpler approach. The Aha! icon is used the first time a new insight can be used on a particular type of exercise. After that first time, it's up to the student to determine if and when that particular insight can be reused.
- Optional Collaborative Corners give students the opportunity to work as a group to solve problems or to perform specially designed activities. There are approximately two Collaborative Corners per chapter, each one appearing after the appropriate exercise set.
- Optional Technology Connections appear throughout each chapter to help students visualize, through the use of technology, a concept that they have just learned. This feature is reinforced in many exercise sets through exercises marked with a graphing calculator icon.
- 5-Step Problem-Solving Process A hallmark feature to all Bittinger Texts, the 5-step problem-solving process is introduced early in the text and then modeled in every application problem throughout the rest of the text, providing students with a foundation for starting and completing the problem-solving process.
- Study Skills These remarks, located in the margins near the start of each section, provide suggestions for successful study habits and can be extended to courses other than algebra. Ranging from ideas for better time management to how to prepare for tests, these comments can be useful to even experience college students.

**Chapter 1 Algebra and Problem Solving**

Some Basics of Algebra

Operations and Properties of Real Numbers

Solving Equations

Connecting the Concepts

Introduction to Problem Solving

Formulas, Models, and Geometry

Properties of Exponents

Scientific Notation

**Chapter 2 Graphs, Functions, and Linear Equations**

Graphs

Functions

Linear Functions: Slope, Graphs, and Models

Another Look at Linear Graphs

Other Equations of Lines

Connecting the Concepts

The Algebra of Functions

**Chapter 3 Systems of Equations and Problem Solving**

Systems of Equations in Two Variables

Solving by Substitution or Elimination

Connecting the Concepts

Solving Applications: Systems of Two Equations

Systems of Equations in Three Variables

Connecting the Concepts

Solving Applications: Systems of Three Equations

Elimination Using Matrices

Determinants and Cramer's Rule

Business and Economics Applications

**Chapter 4 Inequalities and Problem Solving**

Inequalities and Applications

Intersections, Unions, and Compound Inequalities

Absolute-Value Equations and Inequalities

Inequalities in Two Variables

Connecting the Concepts

Applications Using Linear Programming

**Chapter 5 Polynomials and Polynomial Functions**

Introduction to Polynomials and Polynomial Functions

Connecting the Concepts

Multiplication of Polynomials

Common Factors and Factoring by Grouping

Connecting the Concepts

Factoring Trinomials

Factoring Perfect-Square Trinomials and Differences of Squares

Factoring Sums or Differences of Cubes

Factoring: A General Strategy

Applications of Polynomial Equations

**Chapter 6 Rational Expressions, Equations, and Functions**

Rational Expressions and Functions: Multiplying and Dividing

Rational Expressions and Functions: Adding and Subtracting

Complex Rational Expressions

Rational Equations

Solving Applications Using Rational Equations

Division of Polynomials

Formulas, Applications, and Variation

**Chapter 7 Exponents and Radicals**

Radical Expressions and Functions

Rational Numbers as Exponents

Multiplying Radical Expressions

Dividing Radical Expressions

Expressions Containing Several Radical Terms

Solving Radical Equations

Connecting the Concepts

Geometric Applications

The Complex Numbers

**Chapter 8 Quadratic Functions and Equations**

Quadratic Equations

The Quadratic Formula

Applications Involving Quadratic Equations

Studying Solutions of Quadratic Equations

Equations Reducible to Quadratic

Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs

Connecting the Concepts

More About Graphing Quadratic Functions

Problem Solving and Quadratic Functions

Polynomial and Rational Inequalities

**Chapter 9 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions**

Composite and Inverse Functions

Exponential Functions

Connecting the Concepts

Logarithmic Functions

Properties of Logarithmic Functions

Common and Natural Logarithms

Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

**Chapter 10 Conic Sections**

Conic Sections: Parabolas and Circles

Conic Sections: Ellipses

Conic Sections: Hyperbolas

Connecting the Concepts

Nonlinear Systems of Equations

**Chapter 11 Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem**

Sequences and Series

Arithmetic Sequences and Series

Geometric Sequences and Series

The Binomial Theorem

Connecting the Concepts

Appendix: The Graphing Calculator

Answers

Glossary

Index

Index of Applications