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Pat McKeague's passion and dedication to teaching mathematics and his ongoing participation in mathematical organizations provides the most current and reliable textbook series for both instructors and students. When writing a textbook, Pat McKeague's main goal is to write a textbook that is user-friendly. Students develop a thorough understanding of the concepts essential to their success in mathematics with his attention to detail, exceptional writing style, and organization of mathematical concepts. Intermediate Algebra: A Text/Workbook, Seventh Edition offers a unique and effortless way to teach your course, whether it is a traditional lecture course or a self-paced course. In a… More lecture-course format, each section can be taught in 45- to 50-minute class sessions, affording instructors a straightforward way to prepare and teach their course. In a self-paced format, Pat's proven EPAS approach (Example, Practice Problem, Answer and Solution) moves students through each new concept with ease and assists students in breaking up their problem-solving into manageable steps. The Seventh Edition of INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA: A TEXT/WORKBOOK has new features that will further enhance your students' learning, including boxed features entitled Improving Your Quantitative Literacy, Getting Ready for Chapter Problems, Section Objectives and Enhanced and Expanded Review Problems. These features are designed so your students can practice and reinforce conceptual learning. Furthermore, iLrn/MathematicsNow?, a new Brooks/Cole technology product, is an assignable assessment and homework system that consists of pre-tests, Personalized Learning Plans, and post-tests to gauge concept mastery.Less

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List price: $209.95 Edition: 7th Copyright year: 2007 Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publication date: 2/28/2006 Binding: Paperback Pages: 888 Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall Weight: 3.740

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Charles P. "Pat" McKeague earned his B.A. in Mathematics from California State University, Northridge, and his M.S. in Mathematics from Brigham Young University. A well-known author and respected educator, he is a full-time writer and a part-time instructor at Cuesta College. He has published twelve textbooks in mathematics covering a range of topics from basic mathematics to trigonometry. An active member of the mathematics community, Professor McKeague is a popular speaker at regional conferences, including the California Mathematics Council for Community Colleges, the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Texas… More Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, the New Mexico Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, and the National Association for Developmental Education. He is a member of the American Mathematics Association for Two-Year Colleges, the Mathematics Association of America, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the California Mathematics Council for Community Colleges.Less

Basic Properties and Definitions

Fundamental Definitions and Notation

The Real Numbers

Properties of Real Numbers

Arithmetic with Real Numbers

Recognizing Patterns

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Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable

Linear Equations in One Variable

Formulas

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Linear Inequalities in One Variable

Equations with Absolute Value

Inequalities Involving Absolute Value

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Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables

Paired Data and the Rectangular Coordinate System

The Slope of a Line

The Equation of a Line

Linear Inequalities in Two Variables

Introduction to Functions

Function Notation

Variation

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Systems of Linear Equations

Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables

Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables

Introduction to Determinants

Cramer's Rule

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Systems of Linear Inequalities

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Exponents and Polynomials

Properties of Exponents

Polynomials, Sums, and Differences

Multiplication of Polynomials

The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping

Factoring Trinomials

Special Factoring

Factoring: A General Review

Solving Equations by Factoring

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Rational Expressions

Basic Properties and Reducing to Lowest Terms

Division of Polynomials

Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions

Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions

Complex Fractions

Equations Involving Rational Expressions

Applications

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Rational Exponents and Roots

Rational Exponents

More Expressions Involving Rational Exponents

Simplified Form for Radicals

Addition and Subtraction of Radical Expressions

Multiplication and Division of Radical Expressions

Equations with Radicals

Complex Numbers

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Quadratic Functions

Completing the Square

The Quadratic Formula

Additional Items Involving Solutions to Equations

Equations Quadratic in Form

Graphing Parabolas

Quadratic Inequalities

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Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Exponential Functions

The Inverse of a Function

Logarithms are Exponents

Properties of Logarithms

Common Logarithms and Natural Logarithms

Exponential Equations and Change of Base

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Conic Sections

The Circle

Ellipses and Hyperbolas

Second-degree Inequalities and Nonlinear Systems

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Synthetic Division

Conditional Statements

Algebra and Composition with Functions

Answers to odd-numbered problems, chapter reviews, chapter tests, and cumulative reviews

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