## College AlgebraThis book fosters the development of problem solving skills, critical thinking and communictaion of mathematical ides. Subjects covered incude: 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

Fundamental Concepts of Algebra | 1 |

Functions and Graphs | 175 |

Polynomial and Rational Functions | 279 |

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algebraic expression Answers may vary arithmetic sequence augmented matrix average axis binomial complex numbers cost Cramer's rule denominator Describe determine directrix Divide both sides domain ellipse evaluate EXAMPLE EXERCISE SET exponent exponential factor feet foci focus formula geometric sequence given equation graph of f(x graphing utility horizontal asymptote hyperbola inequality integers intersection inverse function linear equations linear system mathematical induction matrix million multiplicative inverse Multiply notation number line obtain ordered pairs parabola partial fraction decomposition percentage polynomial function population problems quadratic equation quadratic function quotient quotient rule rational expression rational function rational zeros real numbers shown in Figure shows Simplify slope solution set solve Exercises square root standard form Step Study Tip Substitute Subtract symmetry synthetic division system of linear Theorem units variable vertex vertical asymptote viewing rectangle y-axis y-intercept