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Introductory Algebra

Introductory Algebra - 10th edition

Introductory Algebra - 10th edition

ISBN13: 9780321269478

ISBN10: 0321269470

Introductory Algebra by Marvin L. Bittinger - ISBN 9780321269478
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 10TH 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
International: No
Introductory Algebra by Marvin L. Bittinger - ISBN 9780321269478

ISBN13: 9780321269478

ISBN10: 0321269470

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 10TH 07

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The Bittinger System for Success-Make It Work For You!

Building on its reputation for accurate content and a unified system of instruction, the Tenth Edition of the Bittinger paperback series integrates success-building study tools, innovative pedagogy, and a comprehensive instructional support package with time-tested teaching techniques.


  • Student-oriented Applications encourage students to see and interpret the mathematics that occur every day by using a wide variety of examples and exercises to connect the mathematical content with the real world.
  • Objective Boxes are at the beginning of each section. Objectives are keyed by letter to section subheadings; to the exercises in the exercise sets, Summary, and Review; and to the answers to the Chapter Test and Cumulative Review questions. This correlation enables students to easily find appropriate review material if they need help with a particular exercise or skill.
  • Caution Boxes are found at relevant points throughout the text. These boxes, marked Caution! warn students of common misconceptions or errors made in performing a particular mathematical operation or skill.
  • Algebraic-Graphical Connections are included in each chapter, beginning with Chapter 3. This feature gives students a better visual understanding of algebra by connecting it to a graphical representation.
  • Diverse Exercises are a strength of all Bittinger texts. The various types of exercises that students will encounter include Discussion and Writing Exercises suitable for individual or group work, Skill Maintenance Exercises that review concepts from other sections, and Synthesis Exercises that require students to combine learning objectives from the current section in addition to preceding text sections

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter R Prealgebra Review

R.1 Factoring and LCMs
R.2 Fraction Notation
R.3 Decimal Notation
R.4 Percent Notation
R.5 Exponential Notation and Order of Operations
R.6 Geometry

Chapter 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
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

Chapter 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
2.5 Applications of Percent
2.6 Applications and Problem Solving
2.7 Solving Inequalities
2.8 Applications and Problem Solving with Inequalities

Chapter 3. Graphs of Linear Equations

3.1 Graphs and Applications of Linear Equations
3.2 More with Graphing and Intercepts
3.3 Slope and Applications
3.4 Equations of Lines
3.5 Graphing Using the Slope and the y-intercept
3.6 Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
3.7 Graphing Inequalities in Two Variables

Chapter 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
4.5 Multiplication of Polynomials
4.6 Special Products
4.7 Operations with Polynomials in Several Variables
4.8 Division of Polynomials

Chapter 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
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

Chapter 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
6.6 Solving Rational Equations
6.7 Applications Using Rational Equations and Proportions
6.8 Complex Rational Expressions
6.9 Direct and Inverse Variation

Chapter 7. Systems of Equations

7.1 Systems of Equations in Two Variables
7.2 The Substitution Method
7.3 The Elimination Method
7.4 Applications and Problem Solving
7.5 Applications with Motion

Chapter 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
8.4 Addition, Subtraction, and More Multiplication
8.5 Radical Equations
8.6 Applications with Right Triangles

Chapter 9. Quadratic Equations

9.1 Introduction to Quadratic Equations
9.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
9.3 The Quadratic Formula
9.4 Formulas
9.5 Applications and Problem Solving
9.6 Graphs of Quadratic Equations
9.7 Functions


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