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Intermediate Algebra (9TH 04 - Old Edition)


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Key Message: The Lial series has helped thousands of readers succeed in developmental mathematics through its approachable writing style, relevant real-world examples, extensive exercise sets, and complete supplements package.

Key Topics: Review of the Real Number System; Linear Equations, Inequalities, and Applications; Graphs, Linear Equations, and Functions; Systems of Linear Equations; Exponents, Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions; Factoring;  Rational Expressions and Functions; Roots, Radicals, and Root Functions; Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, and Functions; Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions; Nonlinear Functions, Conic Sections, and Nonlinear Systems; Sequences and Series

Market: For all readers interested in Intermediate Algebra.


The Lial series has helped thousands of students succeed in developmental mathematics through its friendly writing style, numerous realistic examples, extensive problem sets, and complete supplements package. In keeping with its proven track record, this revision includes a new open design, more exercises and applications, and additional features to help both students and instructors succeed.

About the Author

Marge Lial Marge Lial was always interested in math; it was her favorite subject in the first grade! Marge's intense desire to educate both her students and herself has inspired the writing of numerous best-selling textbooks. Marge, who received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from California State University at Sacramento, is now affiliated with American River College.

Marge is an avid reader and traveler. Her travel experiences often find their way into her books as applications, exercise sets, and feature sets. She is particularly interested in archeology. Trips to various digs and ruin sites have produced some fascinating problems for her textbooks involving such topics as the building of Mayan pyramids and the acoustics of ancient ball courts in the Yucatan.

John Hornsby When John Hornsby enrolled as an undergraduate at Louisiana State University, he was uncertain whether he wanted to study mathematics, education, or journalism. His ultimate decision was to become a teacher, but after twenty-five years of teaching at the high school and university levels and ten years of writing mathematics textbooks, both of his goals have been realized. His love for teaching and for mathematics is evident in his passion for working with students and fellow teachers as well. His specific professional interests are recreational mathematics, mathematics history, and incorporating graphing calculators into the curriculum.

John's personal life is busy as he devotes time to his family (wife Gwen, and sons Chris, Jack, and Josh). He has been a rabid baseball fan all of his life. John's other hobbies include numismatics (the study of coins) and record collecting. He loves the music of the 1960s and has an extensive collection of the recorded works of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Terry McGinnis - A native Midwesterner, Terry received her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education (Mathematics concentration) from Iowa State University. She has taught elementary and middle school mathematics, and developed and implemented the curriculum used with her students. Terry has been involved in college mathematics publishing for over 15 years, working with a variety of authors on textbooks in developmental and precalculus mathematics. After working behind the scenes on many of the Lial/Hornsby textbooks and supplements for the past ten years, Terry most recently joined Margaret Lial and John Hornsby as co-author of their developmental mathematics series that includes Introductory Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Introductory and Intermediate Algebra, all published by Addison-Wesley. When not working, Terry enjoys spinning at a local health club and walking. She is a devoted parent of two sons, Andrew and Tyler.

Table of Contents

Note: each chapter concludes with a Group Activity, Chapter Summary, Chapter Review Exercises, Chapter Test, and after Chapter 1, a set of Cumulative Review Exercises.


Chapter 1: Review of the Real Number System

1.1 Basic Concepts

1.2 Operations on Real Numbers

1.3 Exponents, Roots, and Order of Operations

1.4 Properties of Real Numbers


Chapter 2: Linear Equations, Inequalities, and Applications

2.1 Linear Equations in One Variable

2.2 Formulas

2.3 Applications of Linear Equations

2.4 Further Applications of Linear Equations

Summary Exercises on Solving Applied


2.5 Linear Inequalities in One Variable

2.6 Set Operations and Compound Inequalities

2.7 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

Summary Exercises on Solving Linear and Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities


Chapter 3: Graphs, Linear Equations, and Functions

3.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System

3.2 The Slope of a Line

3.3 Linear Equations in Two Variables

Summary Exercises on Slopes and Equations of Lines

3.4 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables

3.5 Introduction to Functions


Chapter 4: Systems of Linear Equations

4.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables

4.2 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables

4.3 Applications of Systems of Linear Equations

4.4 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Matrix Methods


Chapter 5: Exponents, Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions

5.1 Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation

5.2 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

5.3 Polynomial Functions, Graphs, and Composition

5.4 Multiplying Polynomials

5.5 Dividing Polynomials


Chapter 6: Factoring

6.1 Greatest Common Factors; Factoring by Grouping

6.2 Factoring Trinomials

6.3 Special Factoring

6.4 A General Approach to Factoring

6.5 Solving Equations by Factoring


Chapter 7: Rational Expressions and Functions

7.1 Rational Expressions and Functions; Multiplying and Dividing

7.2 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

7.3 Complex Fractions

7.4 Equations with Rational Expressions and Graphs

Summary Exercises on Rational Expressions and Equations

7.5 Applications of Rational Expressions

7.6 Variation


Chapter 8: Roots, Radicals, and Root Functions

8.1 Radical Expressions and Graphs

8.2 Rational Exponents

8.3 Simplifying Radical Expressions

8.4 Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions

8.5 Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions

Summary Exercises on Operations with Radicals and Rational Exponents

8.6 Solving Equations with Radicals

8.7 Complex Numbers


Chapter 9 Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, and Functions

9.1 The Square Root Property and Completing the Square

9.2 The Quadratic Formula

9.3 Equations Quadratic in Form

Summary Exercises on Solving Quadratic Equations

9.4 Formulas and Further Applications

9.5 Graphs of Quadratic Functions

9.6 More about Parabolas and Their Applications

9.7 Quadratic and Rational Inequalities


Chapter 10: Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions

10.1 Inverse Functions

10.2 Exponential Functions

10.3 Logarithmic Functions

10.4 Properties of Logarithms

10.5 Common and Natural Logarithms

10.6 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations; Further Applications


Chapter 11: Nonlinear Functions, Conic Sections, and Nonlinear Systems

11.1 Additional Graphs of Functions

11.2 The Circle and the Ellipse

11.3 The Hyperbola and Functions Defined by Radicals

11.4 Nonlinear Systems of Equations

11.5 Second-Degree Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities


Chapter 12: Sequences and Series

12.1 Sequences and Series

12.2 Arithmetic Sequences

12.3 Geometric Sequences

12.4 The Binomial Theorem



A: An Introduction to Calculators

B: Determinants and Cramer's Rule

C: Synthetic Division

Product Details

Lial, Margaret
Addison Wesley
Lial, Margaret L.
Hornsby, John E.
McGinnis, Terry
Hornsby, John
Algebra - Elementary
Algebra - General
Edition Number:
Lial Developmental Mathematics Series
Publication Date:
April 2003
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
10.30x8.70x1.30 in. 4.17 lbs.

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