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Blitzer College Algebra

Robert F. Blitzer

6th Edition

Bob Blitzer has inspired thousands of students with his engaging approach to mathematics, making this beloved series the #1 in the market. Blitzer draws on his unique background in mathematics and behavioral science to present the full scope of mathematics with vivid applications in real-life situations. Students stay engaged because Blitzer often uses pop-culture and up-t

P.1

Algebraic Expressions, Mathematical Models, and Real Numbers

Exercise Set P.1

p.17

P.2

Exponents and Scientific Notation

Exercise Set P.2

p.33

P.3

Radicals and Rational Exponents

Exercise Set P.3

p.48

P.4

Polynomials

Exercise Set P.4

p.61

Mid-Chapter Check Point

p.63

P.5

Factoring Polynomials

Exercise Set P.5

p.74

P.6

Rational Expressions

Exercise Set P.6

p.86

Review Exercises

p.89

Chapter P Test

p.91

1.1

Graphs and Graphing Utilities

Exercise Set 1.1

p.102

1.2

Linear Equations and Rational Equations

Exercise Set 1.2

p.118

1.3

Models and Applications

Exercise Set 1.3

p.132

1.4

Complex Numbers

Exercise Set 1.4

p.142

1.5

Quadratic Equations

Exercise Set 1.5

p.160

Mid-Chapter Check Point

p.165

1.6

Other Types of Equations

Exercise Set 1.6

p.178

1.7

Linear Inequalities and Absolute Value Inequalities

Exercise Set 1.7

p.195

Review Exercises

p.202

Chapter 1 Test

p.206

2.1

Basics of Functions and Their Graphs

Exercise Set 2.1

p.224

2.2

More on Functions and Their Graphs

Exercise Set 2.2

p.238

2.3

Linear Functions and Slope

Exercise Set 2.3

p.255

2.4

More on Slope

Exercise Set 2.4

p.266

Mid-Chapter Check Point

p.269

2.5

Transformations of Functions

Exercise Set 2.5

p.282

2.6

Combinations of Functions; Composite Functions

Exercise Set 2.6

p.297

2.7

Inverse Functions

Exercise Set 2.7

p.309

2.8

Distance and Midpoint Formulas; Circles

Exercise Set 2.8

p.319

Review Exercises

p.323

Chapter 2 Test

p.327

Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1-2)

p.328

3.1

Quadratic Functions

Exercise Set 3.1

p.343

3.2

Polynomial Functions and Their Graphs

Exercise Set 3.2

p.360

3.3

Dividing Polynomials; Remainder and Factor Theorems

Exercise Set 3.3

p.373

3.4

Zeros of Polynomial Functions

Exercise Set 3.4

p.386

Mid-Chapter Check Point

p.390

3.5

Rational Functions and Their Graphs

Exercise Set 3.5

p.406

3.6

Polynomial and Rational Inequalities

Exercise Set 3.6

p.420

3.7

Modeling Using Variation

Exercise Set 3.7

p.430

Review Exercises

p.435

Chapter Test

p.439

Cumulative Review (Chapters 1-3)

p.440

4.1

Exponential Functions

Exercise Set 4.1

p.451

4.2

Logarithmic Functions

Exercise Set 4.2

p.465

4.3

Properties of Logarithms

Exercise Set 4.3

p.477

Mid-Chapter Check Point

p.479

4.4

Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

Exercise Set 4.4

p.489

4.5

Exponential Growth and Decay; Modeling Data

Exercise Set 4.5

p.504

Review Exercises

p.510

Chapter 4 Test

p.513

Cumulative Review (Chapters 1-4)

p.514

5.1

Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables

Exercise Set 5.1

p.527

5.2

Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables

Exercise Set 5.2

p.537

5.3

Partial Fractions

Exercise Set 5.3

p.549

5.4

Systems of Nonlinear Equations in Two Variables

Exercise Set 5.4

p.559

Mid-Chapter Check Point

p.561

5.5

Systems of Inequalities

Exercise Set 5.5

p.571

5.6

Linear Programming

Exercise Set 5.6

p.580

Review Exercises

p.584

Chapter 5 Test

p.586

Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1-5)

p.587

6.1

Matrix Solutions to Linear Systems

Exercise Set 6.1

p.599

6.2

Inconsistent and Dependent Systems and Their Applications

Exercise Set 6.2

p.609

6.3

Matrix Operations and Their Applications

Exercise Set 6.3

p.624

Mid-Chapter Check Point

p.627

6.4

Multiplicative Inverses of Matrices and Matrix Equations

Exercise Set 6.4

p.639

6.5

Determinants and Cramer's Rule

Exercise Set 6.5

p.652

Review Exercises

p.655

Chapter 6 Test

p.658

Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1-6)

p.658

8.1

Sequences and Summation Notation

Exercise Set 8.1

p.714

8.2

Arithmetic Sequences

Exercise Set 8.2

p.724

8.3

Geometric Sequences and Series

Exercise Set 8.3

p.739

Mid-Chapter Check Point

p.743

8.4

Mathematical Induction

Exercise Set 8.4

p.751

8.5

The Binomial Theorem

Exercise Set 8.5

p.757

8.6

Counting Principles, Permutations, and Combinations

Exercise Set 8.6

p.768

8.7

Probability

Exercise Set 8.7

p.783

Review Exercises

p.788

Chapter 8 Test

p.791

Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1-8)

p.792