By Richard N. Aufmann, Joanne Lockwood

As in earlier versions, the point of interest in INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA is still at the Aufmann Interactive procedure (AIM). scholars are inspired to be lively individuals within the school room and of their personal reviews as they paintings in the course of the find out how to examples and the paired Examples and also you try out It difficulties. The function of "active player" is essential to luck. offering scholars with labored examples, after which offering them with the chance to instantly paintings related difficulties, is helping them construct their self belief and finally grasp the thoughts. to date, simplicity performs a key consider the association of this version, as in all different versions. All classes, workout units, exams, and supplementations are prepared round a carefully-constructed hierarchy of goals. This "objective-based" strategy not just serves the wishes of scholars, when it comes to aiding them to obviously arrange their ideas round the content material, yet teachers besides, as they paintings to layout syllabi, lesson plans, and different administrative files. The 8th version encompasses a new layout, bettering the Aufmann Interactive technique and the association of the textual content round goals, making the pages more uncomplicated for either scholars and teachers to stick to.

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065 6. 37 7. 4) 8. 6 9. Which of the following numbers are greater than Ϫ8? a. Ϫ6 b. Ϫ10 c. 0 d. 8 10. Match the fraction with its decimal equivalent. 1 a. A. 75 2 7 b. B. 89 10 3 c. C. 5 4 89 d. D. 1 OBJECTIVE A Point of Interest The Big Dipper, known to the Greeks as Ursa Major, the great bear, is a constellation that can be seen from northern latitudes. The stars of the Big Dipper are Alkaid, Mizar, Alioth, Megrez, Phecda, Merak, and Dubhe. The star at the bend of the handle, Mizar, is actually two stars, Mizar and Alcor.

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A complex fraction is a fraction in which the numerator or denominator contains one or more fractions. The fraction bar that is placed between the numerator and denominator of a complex fraction is called the main fraction bar. Examples of complex fractions are shown at the right. When simplifying complex fractions, recall that HOW TO • 15 • Perform the operations inside grouping symbols. 2 3 , 5 Ϫ 2 1 ϩ5 7 ← Main fraction bar 7 3 Ϫ 4 8 a b a c a d Ϭ и . c b d b c d 3 1 Ϫ 4 3 Simplify: 1 Ϫ2 5 3 1 9 4 5 Ϫ Ϫ 4 3 12 12 12 1 1 10 9 Ϫ2 Ϫ Ϫ 5 5 5 5 ͩ ͪ 5 5 Ϫ 12 9 Ϫ 25 108 • Perform the operations above and below the main fraction bar.