INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA

by JOHN SCOTT

5th ed., May 1990, 304 pages, **$26.95**

ISBN 9780-89641-184-5

Designed
for use at the college level, This text stresses the classical
versus the modern math approach to algebra. The emphasis throughout
the text is on learning the "how" of algebraic procedures
rather than the "why." A large number of detailed examples
appear in each chapter to aid in the reviewing process. One or
more sets of problems are included in each chapter. This edition
includes an Appendix on Rectangular Coordinates.

**SOLUTIONS
MANUAL TO SCOTT'S INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA**

by WILLIAM ECHOLS and ERNEST LOWERY

5th ed., May 1990, 248 pages, **$19.95**

ISBN 978-0-89641-195-1

This manual contains detailed solutions to the odd-numbered exercises
listed in Intermediate Algebra, Fifth Edition. Although only one
solution is shown for each problem, a variety of methods may be
used as many exercises can be worked in more than one way. Emphasis
is placed on solutions rather than answers. The answers to all
the odd-numbered problems are in the answer section of John B.
Scott's Intermediate Algebra.

**Contents**

**Chapter
1: FIRST CONCEPTS**

Introduction

Signed Numbers

Signed Number Arithmetic

Problems

Exponents

Exponential Laws

Scientific Notation

Problems

**Chapter
2: BASIC ALGEBRAIC CONSIDERATIONS**

Introduction

The Vocabulary of Algebra

Numerical Substitutions

Algebraic Addition and Subtraction

Algebraic Products

Algebraic Quotients

Symbols of Grouping

Problems

**Chapter
3: FACTORING ALGEBRAIC EXPRESSIONS**

Introduction

Common Monomial Factoring

The Difference of Two Squares

Sum and Difference of Two Cubes

Perfect Square Trinomials

General Trinomial Factoring

Factoring by Grouping. Problems

**Chapter
4: ALGEBRAIC FRACTIONS**

Introduction

Equivalent Fractions

Sign Considerations

Multiplication and Division of Fractions

Least Common Multiple

Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

Complex Fractions

Problems

**Chapter
5: RADICAL AND EXPONENTS**

Introduction

Rational and Irrational Numbers

Roots

Fractional Exponents

Radical Simplification

Arithmetic of Radicals

Radicals of Differing Indices

Problems

**Chapter
6: EQUATIONS OF FIRST DEGREE**

Introduction

Postulates for Solving Equations

The Linear Equation

Extraneous Solutions

Equations Involving Radicals

Literal Equations Problems

**Chapter
7: STATED PROBLEMS**

Introduction

General Suggestions Integer Problems

Age Problems

Uniform Motion Problems

Mixture Problems

Miscellaneous Problems

Problems

**Chapter
8: THE COMPLEX NUMBER SYSTEM**

Introduction

Powers of i

Complex Numbers

Complex Number Operations

Problems

**Chapter
9: EQUATIONS OF SECOND DEGREE**

Introduction

Solving the Incomplete Quadratic Equation

Factoring the Complete Quadratic Equation

Completing the Square

The Quadratic Formula

Equations Reducible to Quadratics

Applied Problems

Problems

**APPENDIX:
RECTANGULAR COORDINATES**

**ANSWERS
TO SELECTED EXERCISES AND PROBLEMS**

**About
the Authors**

*Dr.
John B. Scott* teaches mathematics for the Houston Community
College System. He received his B.A. in Math from Hiram College,
Hiram, Ohio, his M.A. in Math from Case Western Reserve University
in Cleveland, and holds a Ph.D. in Math from the University of
Houston. John spent four years with Texaco Research Laboratories
as a Senior Mathematician, and has also co-authored Mathematics
for Health Sciences. He is a member of the American Mathematical
Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

*William
A. Echols* and **Ernest Lowrey** are both instructors
of mathematics for the Houston Community College System in Houston,
Texas.