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1.1 Numbers, Variables, and Expressions 1.2 Fractions 1.3 Exponents and Order of Operations 1.4 Real Numbers and the Number Line 1.5 Addition and Subtraction of Real Numbers 1.6 Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers 1.7 Properties of Real Numbers 1.8 Simplifying and Writing Algebraic Expressions

Introduction to Algebra

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
—RONALD E. OSBORN

ust over a century ago only about one in ten workers was in a professional, technical, or managerial occupation. Today this proportion is nearly one in three, and the study of mathematics is essential for anyone who wants to keep up with the technological changes that are occurring in nearly every occupation. Mathematics is the language of technology. In the information age, mathematics is being used to describe human behavior in areas such as economics, medicine, advertising, social networks, and Internet use. For example, mathematics can help maximize the impact of advertising by analyzing social networks such as Facebook. Today’s business managers need employees who not only understand human behavior but can also describe that behavior using mathematics. It’s just a matter of time before the majority of the workforce will need the analytic skills that are taught in mathematics classes every day. No matter what career path you choose, a solid background in mathematics will provide you with opportunities to reach your full potential in your vocation, income level, and lifestyle.

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ISBN 1-256-49082-2

Source: A. Greenspan, “The Economic Importance of Improving Math-Science Education.”

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Beginning and Intermediate Algebra with Applications & Visualization, Third edition, by Gary K. Rockswold and Terry A. Krieger. Published by Addison Wesley. Copyright © 2013 by Pearson Education, Inc.

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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION…...

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