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Bittinger/Ellenbogen Elementary Algebra: Concepts and Applications, 8/e Table of Contents CHAPTER 1: Introduction to Algebraic Expressions Introduction to Algebra The Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Laws Fraction Notation Positive and Negative Real Numbers Addition of Real Numbers Subtraction of Real Numbers Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers Exponential Notation and Order of Operations Connecting the Concepts CHAPTER 2: Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving Solving Equations Using the Principles Together Connecting the Concepts Formulas Applications with Percent Problem Solving Solving Inequalities Solving Applications with Inequalities CHAPTER 3: Introduction to Graphing Reading Graphs, Plotting Points, and Scaling Graphs Graphing Linear Equations Graphing and Intercepts Rates Slope Slope-Intercept Form Connecting the Concepts Point-Slope Form CHAPTER 4: Polynomials Exponents and Their Properties Polynomials Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials Connecting the Concepts Multiplication of Polynomials Special Products Polynomials in Several Variables Division of Polynomials Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation CHAPTER 5: Polynomials and Factoring Introduction to Factoring Factoring Trinomials of the Type x2 + bx + c Factoring Trinomials of the Type ax2 + bx + c Factoring Perfect-Square Trinomials and Differences of Squares Factoring: A General Strategy Connecting the Concepts Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring Connecting the Concepts Solving Applications CHAPTER 6: Rational Expressions and Equations Rational Expressions Multiplication and Division Addition, Subtraction, and Least Common Denominators Addition and Subtraction with Unlike Denominators Complex Rational Expressions Solving Rational Equations Connecting the Concepts Applications Using Rational Equations and Proportions CHAPTER 7: Systems and More Graphing Systems of Equations and Graphing Systems of Equations and Substitution Systems of Equations and Elimination More Applications Using Systems Connecting the Concepts Linear Inequalities in Two Variables Systems of Linear Inequalities Direct and Inverse Variation CHAPTER 8: Radical Expressions and Equations Introduction to Square Roots and Radical Expressions Multiplying and Simplifying Radical Expressions Quotients Involving Square Roots Radical Expressions with Several Terms Radical Equations Connecting the Concepts Applications Using Right Triangles Higher Roots and Rational Exponents CHAPTER 9: Quadratic Equations Solving Quadratic Equations: The Principle of Square Roots Solving Quadratic Equations: Completing the Square The Quadratic Formula and Applications Connecting the Concepts Formulas and Equations Connecting the Concepts Complex Numbers as Solutions of Quadratic Equations Graphs of Quadratic Equations Functions Appendix A: Factoring Sums of Differences of Cubes Appendix B: Mean, Median, and Mode Appendix C: Sets Table 1: Fraction and Decimal Equivalents Table 2: Squares and Square Roots with Approximation to Three Decimal Places Table 3: Geometric Formulas Answers Glossary Index Index of Applications

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Algebra -- Textbooks.