By T. T. Moh

This current ebook comes from the 1st a part of the lecture notes the writer used for first-year graduate algebra path on the college of Minnesota, Purdue collage and Peking collage. the purpose of this publication is not just to provide the coed easy access to the fundamental wisdom of algebra, both for destiny development within the box of algebra, or for basic heritage details, but in addition to teach that algebra is really a grasp key or "skeleton key" to many mathematical difficulties. the writer needs to give this publication as an try to re-establish the contacts among algebra and different branches of arithmetic and sciences. Many examples and routines are integrated to demonstrate the facility of intuitive methods to algebra.

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Simplify. To rewrite a fraction that is less than 1 as a decimal number, divide the numerator by the denominator and write a leading 0 to the left of a decimal point. ExamplE 4 ▼ Solution Rewrite 1 as a decimal number. 125 Divide the numerator by the denominator. Write a leading 0 to the left of the decimal point. If the fraction is equal to a repeating decimal number, write a bar over the top of the repeating digit(s). ExamplE 5 ▼ Solution Rewrite 2 as a decimal number. 6666. . 6 Divide the numerator by the denominator.

Working from left to right, evaluate expressions in parentheses or in other grouping symbols (whichever comes first). 2. Working from left to right, evaluate exponential expressions or roots (whichever comes first). 3. Working from left to right, multiply or divide (whichever comes first). 4. Working from left to right, add or subtract (whichever comes first). ExAmPlE 1 ▼ Solution Evaluate: 8 1 10 4 2 8 1 10 4 2 5815 5 13 From left to right, multiply or divide. From left to right, add or subtract.

20 4 5 1 8 2 2 2 1 17 ? 1 62. 66. 68. 34 2 1 8 2 1 2 32 ? 3 1 10 2 1 2 2 2 81 23 71. 2 3 24 4 1 8 2 6 2 1 5 2 3 2 4 72. 3 3 64 4 1 9 2 5 2 1 6 2 4 2 4 73. 3 5 1 19 2 10 2 2 3 4 2 1 8 2 4 2 2 74. 3 9 1 17 2 12 2 2 2 4 2 1 9 2 4 2 2 75. 0 2 b 6 76. 0 2 b 9 77. 3 1 82 2 42 32 2 9 78. 7 1 62 2 52 42 2 16 79. 18 2 222 80. 1 10 2 4 2 2 13 2 4 14 2 5 81. a. Write your own example of an expression that includes three operations. Design the expression so that the evaluated expression equals a whole number.