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Intermediate Algebra: An Interactive Approach, 3/e

Linda R. Pulsinelli, Western Kentucky University
Patricia I. Hooper, Western Kentucky University

Published October, 1990 by Prentice Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics

Copyright 1991, 820 pp.
ISBN 0-02-396994-6

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This popular text introduces students to the fundamental concepts of intermediate algebra by continuously involving them in the learning process. Utilizing a strong interactive approach, Intermediate Algebra, Third Edition includes a variety of distinctive features, which reinforce topics by having students practice each new skill as it is presented. Periodic reviews are also incorporated, offering students the opportunity to check their progress and correct any misunderstandings. Through frequent keying of in-text learning materials, students are referred to the section where the topic in question is addressed.


begins each chapter with a motivational applied problem that can be solved after students have mastered the skills covered in the chapter.
highlights definitions, properties, theorems, and formulas in boxes throughout the text for quick reference.
Speaking the Language helps students develop a better mathematics vocabulary by having them speak in mathematical terms.
Examples reinforce the presentation of a new idea; partially worked-out examples are also included for students to complete.
Exercise Sets conclude each section with matched pairs of each odd- and even-numbered problems.
Stretching the Topics challenges students with problems of varying levels of difficulty.

Table of Contents

    1. Working with Numbers and Variables.
    2. Solving First-Degree Equations and Inequalities.
    3. Working with Exponents and Polynomials.
    4. Factoring.
    5. Solving Quadratic Equations and Inequalities.
    6. Working with Rational Expressions.
    7. Working with Rational Exponents and Radicals.
    8. Graphing First-Degree Equations and Inequalities.
    9. Graphing More Relations and Functions.
    10. Solving Systems of Equations and Inequalities.
    11. Working with Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
    12. Working with Geometry.
    Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises.
    Stretching the Topics, Checkups, Speaking the Language of Algebra, Review Exercises, Practice Tests and Sharpening Your Skills.


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