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Intermediate Algebra: Concepts and Graphs


Charles P. McKeague


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We have some good news! Our intermediate algebra book gives students a condensed review of elementary algebra, providing a new perspective on topics they have previously covered. Chapter 1 reviews all of arithmetic with positive and negative numbers, the properties of numbers, and all of the material on exponents and polynomials that is contained in elementary algebra. What makes our approach more interesting is that we review by operation, rather than topic. Here's how we do it...

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Charles P. McKeague
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I have taught elementary school through to calculus. I am best suited for teaching developmental math at the community college level. Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to have students that always impressed me with their willingness to improve their position in life through education.