## Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter concludes with *Chapter Summary, Chapter Review Exercises, *and* Chapter Practice Test *and after Chapter 1, *Cumulative Review Test.*

**Preface**

**To the Student**

**CHAPTER 1 Real Numbers**

1.1 Study Skills for Success in Mathematics

1.2 Problem Solving

1.3 Fractions

1.4 The Real Number System

1.5 Inequalities

Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 1.1—1.5

1.6 Addition of Real Numbers

1.7 Subtraction of Real Numbers

1.8 Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers

1.9 Exponents, Parentheses, and the Order of Operations

1.10 Properties of the Real Number System

**CHAPTER 2 Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities**

2.1 Combining Like Terms

2.2 The Addition Property of Equality

2.3 The Multiplication Property of Equality

2.4 Solving Linear Equations with a Variable on Only One Side of the Equation

*Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 2.1—2.4*

2.5 Solving Linear Equations with the Variable on Both Sides of the Equation

2.6 Formulas

2.7 Ratios and Proportions

2.8 Inequalities in One Variable

**CHAPTER 3 Applications of Algebra**

3.1 Changing Application Problems into Equations

3.2 Solving Application Problems

Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 3.1—3.2

3.3 Geometric Problems

3.4 Motion, Money, and Mixture Problems

**CHAPTER 4 Graphing Linear Equations**

4.1 The Cartesian Coordinate System and Linear Equations in Two Variables

4.2 Graphing Linear Equations

4.3 Slope of a Line

Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 4.1—4.3

4.4 Slope-Intercept and Point-Slope Forms of a Linear Equation

4.5 Graphing Linear Inequalities

4.6 Functions

**CHAPTER 5 Systems of Linear Equations**

5.1 Solving Systems of Equations Graphically

5.2 Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution

5.3 Solving Systems of Equations by the Addition Method

Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 5.1—5.3

5.4 Systems of Equations: Applications and Problem Solving

5.5 Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities

**CHAPTER 6 Exponents and Polynomials**

6.1 Exponents

6.2 Negative Exponents

6.3 Scientific Notation

*Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 6.1—6.3*

6.4 Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials

6.5 Multiplication of Polynomials

6.6 Division of Polynomials

**CHAPTER 7 Factoring**

7.1 Factoring a Monomial from a Polynomial

7.2 Factoring by Grouping

7.3 Factoring Trinomials of the form *ax² + bx + c, a = 1*

7.4 Factoring Trinomials of the form *ax² + bx + c, a ≠ 1*

Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 7.1—7.4

7.5 Special Factoring Formulas and a General Review of Factoring

7.6 Solving Quadratic Equations Using Factoring

7.7 Applications of Quadratic Equations

**CHAPTER 8 Rational Expressions and Equations**

8.1 Simplifying Rational Expressions

8.2 Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions

8.3 Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions with a Common Denominator and Finding the Least Common Denominator

8.4 Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions

Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 8.1—8.4

8.5 Complex Fractions

8.6 Solving Rational Equations

8.7 Rational Equations: Applications and Problem Solving

8.8 Variation

**CHAPTER 9 Roots and Radicals**

9.1 Evaluating Square Roots

9.2 Simplifying Square Roots

9.3 Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Square Roots

9.4 Dividing Square Roots

*Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 9.1—9.4*

9.5 Solving Radical Equations

9.6 Radicals: Applications and Problem Solving

9.7 Higher Roots and Rational Exponents

**CHAPTER 10 Quadratic Equations**

10.1 The Square Root Property

10.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square

10.3 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula

Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 10.1—10.3

10.4 Graphing Quadratic Equations

10.5 Complex Numbers

**APPENDICES**

A Review of Decimals and Percents

B Finding the Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Denominator

C Geometry

**Answers**

**Graphing Answer Section **<found only in the Annotated Instructor's Edition>

**Applications Index**

**Index**

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