A free intermediate algebra text distributed to all students at College of the Redwoods who are enrolled in one of our intermediate algebra courses.

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- Instructions: A Guide to this Web site
- Textbook Title Page
- Solution Manual Title Page
- Textbook Errata Page
- License
- Acknowledgments
- Chapter 1: Preliminaries
- Section 1: Number Systems
- Section 2: Solving Equations
- Section 3: Logic
- Section 4: Compound Inequalities
- The following two files are included for convenience. The first combines all of the above Exercises with Answers sets into one file, and the second combines all of the Exercises with Solutions sets into one file.
- Chapter 2: Functions
- Section 1: Introduction to Functions
- Section 2: The Graph of a Function
- Section 3: Interpreting the Graph of a Function
- Section 4: Solving Equations and Inequalities by Graphing
- Section 5: Vertical Geometric Transformations
- Section 6: Horizontal Geometric Transformations
- The following two files are included for convenience. The first combines all of the above Exercises with Answers sets into one file, and the second combines all of the Exercises with Solutions sets into one file.
- Chapter 3: Linear Functions
- Section 1: Linear Models
- Section 2: Slope
- Section 3: Equations of Lines
- Section 4: Point-Slope Form of a Line
- Section 5: The Line of Best Fit
- The following two files are included for convenience. The first combines all of the above Exercises with Answers sets into one file, and the second combines all of the Exercises with Solutions sets into one file.
- Chapter 4: Absolute Value Functions
- Section 1: Piecewise-Defined Functions
- Section 2: Absolute Value
- Section 3: Absolute Value Equations
- Section 4: Absolute Value Inequalities
- Chapter 5: Quadratic Functions
- Section 1: The Parabola
- Section 2: Vertex Form
- Section 3: Zeros of the Quadratic
- Section 4: The Quadratic Formula
- Section 5: Motion
- Section 6: Optimization
- Chapter 6: Polynomial Functions
- Section 1: Polynomial Functions
- Section 2: Zeros of Polynomials
- Section 3: Extrema and Models
- Chapter 7: Rational Functions
- Section 1: Introducing Rational Functions
- Section 2: Reducing Rational Functions
- Section 3: Graphing Rational Functions
- Section 4: Products and Quotients of Rational Functions
- Section 5: Sums and Differences of Rational Functions
- Section 6: Complex Fractions
- Section 7: Solving Rational Equations
- Section 8: Applications of Rational Functions
- Chapter 8: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
- Section 1: Exponents and Roots
- Section 2: Exponential Functions
- Section 3: Applications of Exponential Functions
- Section 4: Inverse Functions
- Section 5: Logarithmic Functions
- Section 6: Properties of Logarithms; Solving Exponential Equations
- Section 7: Exponential Growth and Decay
- Section 8: Additional Topics
- Chapter 9: Radical Functions
- Section 1: The Square Root Function
- Section 2: Multiplication Properties of Radicals
- Section 3: Division Properties of Radicals
- Section 4: Radical Expressions
- Section 5: Radical Equations
- Section 6: The Pythagorean Theorem