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A true balance of traditional and reform instructional approaches constantly reinforces the major concepts of algebra throughout the text. The early introduction of fundamental algebraic concepts through numerous interactive examples and a wide variety of exercises show students how to translate English phrases to mathematical symbols. Tussy and Gustafson's fully integrated learning process is designed to expand students' reasoning abilities and teach them how to read, write, and think mathematically.
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Editorial Reviews

This textbook for a first course in algebra uses a five-step problem- solving strategy<-->analyze the problem, form an equation, solve the equation, state the conclusion, and check the result. The most advanced problems involve systems of equations with two variables. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534368821
  • Publisher: Brooks/Cole
  • Publication date: 11/1/1999
  • Series: Mathematics Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 750

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 An Introduction to Algebra 1
1.1 Describing Numerical Relationships 2
1.2 The Real Numbers 12
1.3 Exponents and Order of Operations 25
1.4 Algebraic Expressions 36
1.5 Solving Equations 48
1.6 Problem Solving 61
Key Concept: Variables 71
Chapter 2 Real Numbers, Equations, and Inequalities 81
2.1 Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers 82
2.2 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers 93
2.3 Order of Operations and Evaluating Algebraic Expressions 105
2.4 Simplifying Algebraic Expressions 115
2.5 Solving Equations 125
2.6 Formulas 137
2.7 Problem Solving 150
2.8 Inequalities 162
Key Concept: Simplify and Solve 175
Chapter 3 Graphs, Linear Equations, and Functions 187
3.1 Graphing Using the Rectangular Coordinate System 188
3.2 Equations Containing Two Variables 197
3.3 Graphing Linear Equations 210
3.4 Rate of Change and the Slope of a Line 224
3.5 Describing Linear Relationships 236
3.6 Writing Linear Equations 249
3.7 Functions 257
Key Concept: Describing Linear Relationships 269
Chapter 4 Exponents and Polynomials 278
4.1 Natural-Number Exponents 279
4.2 Zero and Negative Integer Exponents 287
4.3 Scientific Notation 295
4.4 Polynomials and Polynomial Functions 302
4.5 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials 313
4.6 Multiplying Polynomials 320
4.7 Dividing Polynomials by Monomials 330
4.8 Dividing Polynomials by Polynomials 337
Key Concept: Polynomials 344
Chapter 5 Roots and Radicals 354
5.1 Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem 355
5.2 nth Roots and Radicands That Contain Variables 366
5.3 Solving Equations Containing Radicals; the Distance Formula 373
5.4 Simplifying Radical Expressions 384
5.5 Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions 394
5.6 Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions 400
5.7 Rational Exponents 410
Key Concept: Inverse Operations 417
Chapter 6 Factoring and Quadratic Equations 425
6.1 Factoring Out the Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping 426
6.2 Factoring Trinomials of the Form x[superscript 2] + bx + c 436
6.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax[superscript 2] + bx + c 445
6.4 Special Factorizations and a Factoring Strategy 455
6.5 Quadratic Equations 465
6.6 Completing the Square 476
6.7 The Quadratic Formula 485
6.8 Graphing Quadratic Functions 497
Key Concept: Quadratic Equations 511
Chapter 7 Proportion and Rational Expressions 523
7.1 Ratios 524
7.2 Proportions and Similar Triangles 532
7.3 Rational Expressions and Rational Functions 542
7.4 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions 552
7.5 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions 560
7.6 Complex Fractions 570
7.7 Solving Equations That Contain Rational Expressions; Inverse Variation 576
7.8 Applications of Equations That Contain Rational Expressions 584
Key Concept: The Language of Algebra 590
Chapter 8 Solving Systems of Equations and Inequalities 598
8.1 Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing 599
8.2 Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution 610
8.3 Solving Systems of Equations by Addition 617
8.4 Applications of Systems of Equations 624
8.5 Graphing Linear Inequalities 635
8.6 Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities 644
Key Concept: Systems of Equations and Inequalities 654
Appendix I Arithmetic Fractions 1
Appendix II Statistics 14
Appendix III Roots and Powers 18
Appendix IV Answers to Selected Exercises 19
Index 1
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