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Intermediate Algebra - 2e

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Lynn Marecek, Santa Ana College

Andrea Honeycutt Mathis, Northeast Mississippi Community College

Copyright Year: 2017

Publisher: OpenStax

Language: English

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Reviewed by Ted Jankowski, Assistant Professor, City Colleges of Chicago on 5/19/22

This textbook covers all the necessary content for a standard course in Intermediate Algebra. It offers depth in mathematical content, completeness in explanations, a variety of solved examples, practice “Try It” problems, extensive sets of... read more

Reviewed by Margaret Gundal, Lecturer of Mathematics, Massasoit Community College on 6/17/21

Comprehensiveness I believe that the author has diligently and successfully incorporated many fruitful well-planned examples and explanations of the various topics that are within the scope of Intermediate Algebra. read more

Reviewed by David Miley, Adjunct Professor, Massasoit Community College on 6/7/21

This text provides ample material to cover an Intermediate Algebra course as well as supplemental material for remediation or extension. read more

Reviewed by Carolyn Fautanu, Term Assistant Professor, Quantitative Studies, University of Alaska Anchorage on 12/17/20, updated 1/10/21

Each chapter opens up with a real-life application, outlines the objectives, contains lots of practice problems, key terms and concepts, a review section, and a practice test. read more

Reviewed by Antoaneta Nikolova, Adjunct Professor, Develompental and Conteporary Mathematics, Bunker Hill Community College on 5/28/20

The Intermediate Algebra textbook covers 12 topics: Foundations that include all operations with real numbers, Solving Linear Equations and inequalities, Graphs and Functions, Systems of Linear Equations, including matrices, Polynomials,... read more

Reviewed by Tao Chen, Associate Professor, LaGuardia Community College on 2/1/18

This is a great textbook for Intermediate Algebra or College Algebra course. This textbook includes covers standard topics such as linear functions/equation, graphs and functions, systems of linear equations, polynomials, rational functions, roots... read more

Table of Contents

  • 1 Foundations
  • 2 Solving Linear Equations
  • 3 Graphs and Functions
  • 4 Systems of Linear Equations
  • 5 Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
  • 6 Factoring
  • 7 Rational Expressions and Functions
  • 8 Roots and Radicals
  • 9 Quadratic Equations and Functions
  • 10 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  • 11 Conics
  • 12 Sequences, Series and Binomial Theorem

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  • About the Book

    Intermediate Algebra 2e is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of a one-semester intermediate algebra course. The book’s organization makes it easy to adapt to a variety of course syllabi. The text expands on the fundamental concepts of algebra while addressing the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles. The material is presented as a sequence of clear steps, building on concepts presented in prealgebra and elementary algebra courses.

    The second edition contains detailed updates and accuracy revisions to address comments and suggestions from users. Dozens of faculty experts worked through the text, exercises and problems, graphics, and solutions to identify areas needing improvement. Though the authors made significant changes and enhancements, exercise and problem numbers remain nearly the same in order to ensure a smooth transition for faculty. 

    About the Contributors


    Lynn Marecek has been teaching mathematics at Santa Ana College for many years has focused her career on meeting the needs of developmental math students. At Santa Ana College, she has been awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award, Innovation Award, and the Curriculum Development Award four times. She is a Coordinator of the Freshman Experience Program, the Department Facilitator for Redesign, and a member of the Student Success and Equity Committee, and the Basic Skills Initiative Task Force.

    She is the coauthor with MaryAnne Anthony-Smith of Strategies for Success: Study Skills for the College Math Student, Prealgebra published by OpenStax and Elementary Algebra published by OpenStax.

    Andrea Honeycutt Mathis, Northeast Mississippi Community College

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