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Student Solutions Manual (Standalone) for Introductory Algebra for College Students


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KEY BENEFIT: The Blitzer Algebra Series combines mathematical accuracy with an engaging, friendly, and often fun presentation for maximum student appeal. Blitzer’s personality shows in his writing, as he draws students into the material through relevant and thought-provoking applications. Every Blitzer page is interesting and relevant, ensuring that students will actually use their textbook to achieve success! KEY TOPICS: Variables, Real Numbers, and Mathematical Models; Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable; Problem Solving; Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables; Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities; Exponents and Polynomials; Factoring Polynomials; Rational Expressions; Roots and Radicals; Quadratic Equations and Introduction to Functions. MARKET: for all readers interested in algebra.

About the Author

Bob Blitzer is a native of Manhattan and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with dual majors in mathematics and psychology (minor: English literature) from the City College of New York. His unusual combination of academic interests led him toward a Master of Arts in mathematics from the University of Miami and a doctorate in behavioral sciences from Nova University. Bob’s love for teaching mathematics was nourished for nearly 30 years at Miami Dade College, where he received numerous teaching awards, including Innovator of the Year from the League for Innovations in the Community College and an endowed chair based on excellence in the classroom. In addition to Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Bob has written textbooks covering introductory algebra, college algebra, algebra and trigonometry, precalculus, and liberal arts mathematics, all published by Prentice Hall. When not secluded in his Northern California writer’s cabin, Bob can be found hiking the beaches and trails of Point Reyes National Seashore, and tending to the chores required by his beloved entourage of horses, chickens, and irritable roosters.

Table of Contents

A Brief Guide to Getting the Most from This Book


To The Student

About the Author


1. Variables, Real Numbers, and Mathematical Models

1.1 Introduction to Algebra: Variables and Mathematical Models

1.2 Fractions in Algebra

1.3 The Real Numbers

1.4 Basic Rules of Algebra

            Mid-Chapter Check Point Section 1.1—Section 1.4

1.5 Addition of Real Numbers

1.6 Subtraction of Real Numbers

1.7 Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers

1.8 Exponents and Order of Operations

            Chapter 1 Group Project

            Chapter 1 Summary

            Chapter 1 Review Exercises

            Chapter 1 Chapter Test

2. Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable

2.1 The Addition Property of Equality

2.2 The Multiplication Property of Equality

2.3 Solving Linear Equations

2.4 Formulas and Percents

            Mid-Chapter Check Point Section 2.1—Section 2.4

2.5 An Introduction to Problem Solving

2.6 Solving Linear Inequalities

            Chapter 2 Group Project

            Chapter 2 Summary

            Chapter 2 Review Exercises

            Chapter 2 Test

            Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1—2)

3. Problem Solving

3.1 Further Problem Solving

3.2 Ratio and Proportion

            Mid-Chapter Check Point Section 3.1—Section 3.2

3.3 Problem Solving in Geometry

            Chapter 3 Group Project

            Chapter 3 Summary

            Chapter 3 Review Exercises

            Chapter 3 Test

            Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1—3)

4. Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables

4.1 Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables

4.2 Graphing Linear Equations Using Intercepts

4.3 Slope

4.4 The Slope-Intercept Form of the Equation of a Line

            Mid-Chapter Check Point Section 4.1—Section 4.4

4.5 The Point-Slope Form of the Equation of a Line

4.6 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables

            Chapter 4 Group Project

            Chapter 4 Summary

            Chapter 4 Review Exercises

            Chapter 4 Test

            Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1—4)

5. Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities

5.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing

5.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Substitution Method

5.3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Addition Method

            Mid-Chapter Check Point Section 5.1—Section 5.3

5.4 Problem Solving Using Systems of Equations

5.5 Systems of Linear Inequalities

            Chapter 5 Group Project

            Chapter 5 Summary

            Chapter 5 Review Exercises

            Chapter 5 Test

            Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1—5)

6. Exponents and Polynomials

6.1 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

6.2 Multiplying Polynomials

6.3 Special Products

6.4 Polynomials in Several Variables

            Mid-Chapter Check Point Section 6.1—Section 6.4

6.5 Dividing Polynomials

6.6 Dividing Polynomials by Binomials

6.7 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation

            Chapter 6 Group Project

            Chapter 6 Summary

            Chapter 6 Review Exercises

            Chapter 6 Test

            Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1—6)

7. Factoring Polynomials

7.1 The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring By Grouping

7.2 Factoring Trinomials Whose Leading Coefficient Is 1

7.3 Factoring Trinomials Whose Leading Coefficient Is Not 1

            Mid-Chapter Check Point Section 7.1—Section 7.3

7.4 Factoring Special Forms

7.5 A General Factoring Strategy

7.6 Solving Quadratic Equations By Factoring     

            Chapter 7 Group Project

            Chapter 7 Summary

            Chapter 7 Review Exercises

            Chapter 7 Test

            Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1—7)

8. Rational Expressions

8.1 Rational Expressions and Their Simplification

8.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions

8.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with the Same Denominator

8.4 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Different Denominators

            Mid-Chapter Check Point Section 8.1—Section 8.4

8.5 Complex Rational Expressions

8.6 Solving Rational Equations

8.7 Applications Using Rational Equations and Variation

            Chapter 8 Group Project

            Chapter 8 Summary

            Chapter 8 Review Exercises

            Chapter 8 Test

            Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1—8)

9. Roots and Radicals

9.1 Finding Roots

9.2 Multiplying and Dividing Radicals

9.3 Operations with Radicals

            Mid-Chapter Check Point Section 9.1—Section 9.3

9.4 Rationalizing the Denominator

9.5 Radical Equations

9.6 Rational Exponents

            Chapter 9 Group Project

            Chapter 9 Summary

            Chapter 9 Review Exercises

            Chapter 9 Test

            Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1—9)

10. Quadratic Equations and Introduction to Functions

10.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Property

10.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square

10.3 The Quadratic Formula

            Mid-Chapter Check Point Section 10.1—Section 10.3

10.4 Imaginary Numbers as Solutions of Quadratic Equations

10.5 Graphs of Quadratic Equations

10.6 Introduction to Functions

            Chapter 10 Group Project

            Chapter 10 Summary

            Chapter 10 Review Exercises

            Chapter 10 Test

            Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1—10)


Appendix: Mean, Median, and Mode


Answers to Selected Exercises

Graphing Answer Section <AIE only>

Applications Index

Subject Index

Photo Credits


Product Details

Blitzer, Robert F.
Algebra - General
Mathematics - Algebra
Edition Description:
Trade paper
The Blitzer Developmental Algebra Series
Publication Date:
April 2008
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
10.9 x 8.5 x 1.2 in 1089 gr

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