Introductory & Intermediate Algebra
by D. Franklin Wright
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Introductory and Intermediate Algebra builds a strong foundation for continued studies in mathematics and abstract and reasoning skills. Topics are broken down stepbystep with a plethora of examples so students grasp algebraic concepts easily. A few of the topics covered are linear systems broken down by methodology, percentages with applications, and overall strategies for factoring. Many sections contain questions at the end of exercises that ask students to take a more indepth look at common mathematical concepts.
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Introductory & Intermediate Algebra, by D. Franklin Wright 2/E
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Real Numbers 
1.1a 
The Real Number Line and Inequalities 
1.1b 
Introduction to Absolute Values 
1.2 
Addition with Real Numbers 
1.3 
Subtraction with Real Numbers 
1.4 
Multiplication and Division with Real Numbers 
1.5 
Exponents, Prime Numbers, and LCM 
1.6a 
Reducing Fractions 
1.6b 
Multiplication and Division with Fractions 
1.7 
Addition and Subtraction with Fractions 
1.8 
Order of Operations 
1.9 
Properties of Real Numbers 
Chapter 2: Algebraic Expressions, Linear Equations, and Applications 
2.1a 
Variables and Algebraic Expressions 
2.1b 
Simplifying Expressions 
2.1c 
Evaluating Algebraic Expressions 
2.2 
Translating Phrases into Algebraic Expressions 
2.3a 
Solving Linear Equations Using Addition and Subtraction 
2.3b 
Solving Linear Equations Using Multiplication and Division 
2.4 
Solving Linear Equations 
2.5 
More Linear Equations:
a
x +
b =
c
x +
d

2.6a 
Applications: Number Problems and Consecutive Integers 
2.6b 
Applications of Linear Equations: Addition and Subtraction 
2.6c 
Applications of Linear Equations: Multiplication and Division 
2.7 
Applications with Percent 
Chapter 3: Formulas and Linear Inequalities 
3.1 
Working with Formulas 
3.2 
Formulas in Geometry 
3.3 
Applications 
3.4 
Solving Linear Inequalities 
3.5a 
Solving Absolute Value Equations 
3.5b 
Solving Absolute Value Inequalities 
Chapter 4: Linear Equations and Functions 
4.1 
Introduction to the Cartesian Coordinate System 
4.2 
Graphing Linear Equations by Plotting Points 
4.3 
Graphing Linear Equations in SlopeIntercept Form 
4.4a 
Finding the Equation of a Line 
4.4b 
Graphing Linear Equations in PointSlope Form 
4.5 
Introduction to Functions and Function Notation 
4.6 
Graphing Linear Inequalities 
Chapter 5: Exponents and Polynomials 
5.1 
Simplifying Integer Exponents I 
5.2a 
Simplifying Integer Exponents II 
5.2b 
Scientific Notation 
5.3 
Identifying and Evaluating Polynomials 
5.4 
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials 
5.5 
Multiplying Polynomials 
5.6a 
The FOIL Method 
5.6b 
Special Products 
5.7a 
Division by a Monomial 
5.7b 
The Division Algorithm 
Chapter 6: Factoring Polynomials and Solving Quadratic Equations 
6.1a 
Greatest Common Factor of Two or More Terms 
6.1b 
Greatest Common Factor of a Polynomial 
6.1c 
Factoring Expressions by Grouping 
6.2 
Factoring Trinomials: Leading Coefficient 1 
6.3a 
Factoring Trinomials by Trial and Error 
6.3b 
Factoring Trinomials by Grouping 
6.4a 
Special Factorizations  Squares 
6.4b 
Special Factorizations  Cubes 
6.5 
Additional Factoring Practice 
6.6 
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring 
6.7 
Applications of Quadratic Equations 

Chapter 7: Rational Expressions 
7.1a 
Defining Rational Expressions 
7.1b 
Multiplication and Division with Rational Expressions 
7.2 
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions 
7.3 
Complex Fractions 
7.4a 
Solving Equations: Ratios and Proportions 
7.4b 
Solving Equations with Rational Expressions 
7.5 
Applications Involving Rational Expressions 
7.6 
Applications: Variation 
Chapter 8: Systems of Linear Equations 
8.1 
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing 
8.2 
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution 
8.3 
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Addition 
8.4 
Applications: Distance  Rate  Time, Number Problems, Amounts and Costs 
8.5 
Applications: Interest and Mixture 
8.6 
Solving Systems of Linear Equations with Three Variables 
8.7 
Matrices and Gaussian Elimination 
8.8 
Systems of Linear Inequalities 
Chapter 9: Roots, Radicals, and Complex Numbers 
9.1 
Evaluating Radicals 
9.2 
Simplifying Radicals 
9.3 
Rational Exponents 
9.4a 
Addition and Subtraction with Radicals 
9.4b 
Multiplication with Radicals 
9.4c 
Rationalizing Denominators 
9.5 
Equations with Radicals 
9.6 
Functions with Radicals 
9.7 
Complex Numbers 
9.8 
Multiplication and Division with Complex Numbers 
Chapter 10: Quadratic Equations 
10.1a 
Quadratic Equations: The Square Root Method 
10.1b 
Quadratic Equations: Completing the Square 
10.2 
Quadratic Equations: The Quadratic Formula 
10.3 
Applications: Quadratic Equations 
10.4 
Equations in Quadratic Form 
10.5 
Graphing Parabolas 
10.6a 
Solving Quadratic Inequalities 
10.6b 
Solving Inequalities with Rational Expressions 
Chapter 11: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 
11.1 
Algebra of Functions 
11.2 
Composition of Functions and Inverse Functions 
11.3 
Exponential Functions 
11.4 
Logarithmic Functions 
11.5 
Properties of Logarithms 
11.6 
Common Logarithms and Natural Logarithms 
11.7 
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations 
11.8 
Applications: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 
Chapter 12: Conic Sections 
12.1 
Translations and Reflections 
12.2 
Parabolas as Conic Sections 
12.3 
The Distance Formula and Circles 
12.4 
Ellipses and Hyperbolas 
12.5 
Nonlinear Systems of Equations 
Chapter 13: Sequences, Series and the Binomial Theorem 
13.1 
Sequences 
13.2 
Sigma Notation 
13.3 
Arithmetic Sequences 
13.4 
Geometric Sequences and Series 
13.5 
The Binomial Theorem 
Appendix: 
A.1a 
Decimals and Percents 
A.1b 
More with Decimals 
A.2 
Synthetic Division 
A.3 
Using a Graphing Calculator to Solve Equations 
A.4 
Determinants 
A.5 
Determinants and Systems of Linear Equations: Cramer's Rule 
A.6 
Permutations 
A.7 
Combinations 
A.8 
Review: Solving Systems of Linear Equations  Two Variables 
