## Intermediate Algebra with ApplicationsIntended for developmental math courses in intermediate algebra, this text retains the hallmark features that have made the Aufmann texts market leaders: an interactive approach in an objective-based framework: a clear writing style, and an emphasis on problem-solving strategies. The acclaimed Aufmann Interactive Method, allows students to try a skill as it is introduced with matched-pair examples, offering students immediate feedback, reinforcing the concept, identifying problem areas, and, overall, promoting student success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version. |

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### Contents

Review of Real Numbers | 1 |

FirstDegree Equations and Inequalities | 57 |

Linear Functions and Inequalities in Two Variables | 127 |

Systems of Equations and Inequalities | 222 |

Polynomials and Exponents | 286 |

Rational Expressions | 372 |

Rational Exponents and Radicals | 437 |

Quadratic Equations and Inequalities | 495 |

Sequences and Series | 674 |

Conic Sections | 720 |

Final Exam | 764 |

Appendix | 768 |

Solutions to Chapter Problems | 781 |

Answers to Selected Exercises | 1 |

Glossary | 61 |

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