Author: Charles P. McKeague

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483269221

Category: Mathematics

Page: 510

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Intermediate Algebra focuses on the principles, operations, and approaches involved in intermediate algebra. The book first elaborates on basic properties and definitions, first-degree equations and inequalities, and exponents and polynomials. Discussions focus on the greatest common factor and factoring by grouping, factoring trinomials, special factoring, equations with absolute value, inequalities involving absolute value, formulas, first-degree equations, graphing simple and compound inequalities, and properties of real numbers. The text then takes a look at rational expressions, rational exponents and roots, and quadratic equations. Topics include solving quadratic equations by factoring, discriminant and the sum and product of solutions, multiplication and division of complex numbers, combinations of radical expressions, rational exponents, complex fractions, and multiplication and division of rational expressions. The manuscript elaborates on sequence and series, logarithms, relations and functions, and conic sections, including ellipses and hyperbolas, nonlinear systems, function and notation, algebra with functions, common logarithms and computations, and word problems. The publication is a dependable reference for students and researchers interested in intermediate algebra.