
Topics
(Select one)
Chapter 1 The Numbers of Arithmetic
 11 The Real Number
System
 12 Addition
and Subtraction of Real Numbers
 13 Multiplication
and Division
 14 Positive
Integer Exponents
 15 Order of
Operations
 16 Fractions
 17 Percents
 18 Decimals
 19 Properties
of Real Numbers
Chapter 2 Introduction to
Algebra
 21 Algebraic
Expressions
 22 Simplifying
Algebraic Expressions
 23 Solutions
of Algebraic Equations
 24 Addition
Principle
 25 Multiplication
Principle
 26 Using
the Principles Together
Chapter 3 Word Problems
 31 Problem
Solving Strategies
 32 Words for
Operations
 33 General Word
Problems
Chapter 4 Graphing and Straight
Lines
 41 Rectangular
Coordinates
 42 Graphing Functions
 43 Straight Lines
Chapter 5 Systems of Linear
Equations
 51 The Solutions of a
System of Equations
 52 Addition Method
 53 Substitution
Method
Chapter 6 Polynomials
 61 Polynomials
 62 Addition
and Subtraction of Polynomials
 63 Multiplication
of Polynomials
 64 Special
Products of Binomials
 65 Factoring
Polynomials
 66 Factoring
a Quadratic Trinomial by Grouping
 67 Summary
of Steps to Factor Quadratic Trinomials
Chapter 7 Rational Expressions
 71 Rational
Expressions
 72 Simplifying
Rational Expressions
Chapter 8 Exponents and Roots
 81 Exponents
 82 Roots
 83 Simplifying
Radical Expressions
 84 Rationalizing
the Denominator
Chapter 9 Quadratic Equations
 91 Quadratic
Equations
 92 Solving
by Square Roots
 93 Solving by
Factoring
 94 Completing
the Square
 95 The
Quadratic Formula

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