## Intermediate AlgebraIntermediate Algebra is a book for the student. The authors' goal is to help build students' confidence, their understanding and appreciation of math, and their basic skills by presenting an extremely user-friendly text that models a framework in which students can succeed. Unfortunately, students who place into developmental math courses often struggle with math anxiety due to bad experiences in past math courses. Developmental students often have never developed nor applied a study system in mathematics. To address these needs, the authors have framed three goals for Intermediate Algebra: 1) reduce math anxiety, 2) teach for understanding, and 3) foster critical thinking and enthusiasm. The authors' writing style is extremely student-friendly. They talk to students in their own language and walk them through the concepts, explaining not only how to do the math, but also why it works and where it comes from, rather than using the "monkey-see, monkey-do" approach that some books take. |

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### Contents

jj Real Numbers and Expressions | 1 |

j Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable | 55 |

Understand | 76 |

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absolute value additive inverse angle Answer augmented matrix binomial coefficient Combine like terms commutative property coordinates cost Cramer's Rule decimal determine distributive property Divide both sides domain elimination equal Evaluate Example feet Find the slope function given graph the solution independent equations integers InterAct Math Tutor intersection interval notation Key Example(s linear equations linear inequalities Math Tutor Center miles per hour monomial multiplicative inverse Multiply both sides MyMathLab natural number number line numerator and denominator ordered pair polynomial problems PROCEDURE property of addition quotient quotient rule radical radicand rational expressions real number REVIEW EXERCISES Rewrite rule of exponents scientific notation Section set-builder notation Simplify slope-intercept form solution set Solve the system Solving Systems square root standard form Substitute Subtract system of equations system of linear translate trinomial variable Write an expression Write the equation Write the solution y-intercept