## Algebra for College StudentsThis book provides comprehensive coverage of Intermediate Algebra plus coverage of polynomial and rational functions, sequences, probability and mathematical induction to prepare readers/students for college algebra, precalculus and other "service" math courses. The material is presented in an interesting and inviting format that utilizes "real world" data and encourages modeling, critical thinking and problem solving. |

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### Contents

Functions Linear Functions and Inequalities | 129 |

Polynomials Polynomial Functions | 315 |

Rational Expressions Functions | 411 |

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