## College algebraThis book fosters the development of problem solving skills, critical thinking and communication of mathematical ides.Subjects covered include: Equations, Inequalities, and Mathematical Models, Functions and Graphs, Modeling with Polynomial and Rational Functions, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Matrices and Linear Systems, and Conic Sections and Nonlinear Systems. |

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### Contents

and Mathematical Models | 107 |

and Rational Functions | 327 |

Conic Sections and Nonlinear Systems | 667 |

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absolute value algebraic expression approximately average coefficient complex numbers coordinates cost Critical Thinking Problems denominator Describe distance distributive property Divide both sides domain equal Evaluate EXAMPLE exponential exponential functions feet following is true formula given equation graph of f(x graph the function graphing utility horizontal asymptote indicates inequality integer inverse inverse function iscover linear logarithmic meters miles Multiply natural logarithm natural numbers nth roots number line obtain odd function one-to-one ordered pairs plot polynomial equation polynomial function PROBLEM SET quadratic equation quadratic formula radical range setting rational expressions rational function real numbers real zeros represents result scientific notation Section shown in Figure shows Simplify slope solution set standard form Subtract synthetic division Theorem tion trinomial units utility to graph variable verify vertical viewing rectangle Xmax Xmin Xscl y-axis y-intercept Ymax Ymin Yscl