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Introductory Algebra: Concepts and Graphs

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Charles P. McKeague

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Introductory Algebra: Concepts and Graphs

About This Book

Introductory Algebra: Concepts and Graphs is a traditional, one-semester, textbook for a first course in algebra. We cover graphing early. Systems of equations are covered in Chapter 7, but can easily be moved up to follow the chapter on graphing. The last chapter of the book is an introduction to both roots and radicals, and quadratic equations. Most books cover these topics in more detail in two separate chapters. If you prefer that treatment, we can put the two traditional, more detailed chapters online for you.

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About The Author
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. 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."