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List of Topics and Chapters and Suggested Problem Set

1. Chapter 1 (Sections 1-1 through 1-8)

           Arithmetic of real numbers
           Positive whole number exponents
           Similar terms
           Polynomials
          Order of Operations 
          Evaluation of expressions

2. Chapter 2 (Sections 2-1 through 2-5)

         Solving first-degree equations
         Solving first-degree inequalities 
         

3. Chapter 3 (Sections 3-1 through 3-4)

         Solving word problems

4. Chapter 4 (Sections 4-1 through 4-7)

         Products of polynomials
         Factoring techniques

5. Chapter 5 (Sections 5-1 through 5-7)

         Simplification, Addition/subtraction,
         and Multiplication/division of rational expressions
         Simplification of complex fractions
         Solving rational equations

6. Chapter 6 (Sections 6-1 through 6-7)

         Integer exponents and the laws of exponents
         Rational exponents 
         Simplification of and operations with radical expressions

7. Chapter 7 (Sections 7-1, 7-2, 7-4, 7-5)

         Quadratic equations

8. Chapter 8 (Section 8-1)

         The Cartesian coordinate system 
         Introduction to graphing an equation of two variables

Last Reviewed: August 24, 2006