Loyola University Chicago

Mathematics and Statistics

MATH 100

R. Larson, Intermediate Algebra (WebAssign eBook), 5th edition.

Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Algebra
   1.1  The Real Number System
   2.2  Operations with Real Numbers
   1.3  Properties of Real Numbers
   1.4  Algebraic Expressions
   1.5  Constructing Algebraic Expressions

Chapter 2: Linear Equations and Inequalities
   2.1  Linear Equations
   2.2  Linear Equations and Problem Solving
   2.3  Business and Scientific Problems
   2.4  Linear Inequalities
   2.5  Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

Chapter 3: Graphs and Functions
   3.1  The Rectangular Coordinate System
   3.2  Graphs of Equations
   3.3  Slope and Graphs of Linear Equations
   3.4  Equations of Lines
   3.5  Graphs of Linear Inequalities
   3.6  Relations and Functions
   3.7  Graphs of Functions

Chapter 4: Systems of Equations and Inequalities
   4.1  Systems of Equations
   4.2  Linear Systems in Two Variables

Chapter 5: Polynomials and Factoring
   5.1  Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation
   5.2  Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
   5.3  Multiplying Polynomials
   5.4  Factoring by Grouping and Special Forms
   5.5  Factoring Trinomials
   5.6  Solving Polynomial Equations by Factoring

Chapter 6: Rational Expressions, Equations, and Functions
   6.1  Rational Expressions and Functions
   6.2  Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
   6.3  Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
   6.4  Complex Fractions
   6.5  Dividing Polynomials and Synthetic Division
   6.6  Solving Rational Equations

Chapter 7: Radicals and Complex Numbers
   7.1  Radicals and Rational Exponents
   7.2  Simplifying Radical Expressions
   7.3  Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions
   7.4  Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions
   7.5  Radical Equations and Applications
   7.6  Complex Numbers

Below are “core problems” that we expect students to be able to solve to ensure understanding of the material in the course syllabus. The WebAssign core homework problems are taken from Intermediate Algebra (5th ed.) by Ron Larson.

Chapter 1. Fundamentals of Algebra
1.1 2, 10, 20, 24, 34, 40, 42, 44, 46, 56, 58, 62, 72, 74, 84, 88, 94
1.2 20, 22, 30, 38, 44, 50, 56, 60, 64, 66, 70, 78, 82, 84, 88, 97, 114, 116, 120, 124, 130, 134, 142, 144
1.3 22, 28, 32, 36, 38, 40, 54, 58, 72, 76
1.4 12, 22, 32, 40, 46, 52, 60, 62, 68, 78, 86, 88, 90, 94, 98, 100
1.5 2, 6, 10, 14, 16, 18, 22, 34, 42, 46, 50, 58, 72
Chapter 2. Linear Equations and Inequalities
2.1 6, 22, 26, 32, 40, 42, 48, 52, 58, 60, 62, 66
2.2 2, 6, 16, 26, 30, 36, 46, 51, 54, 58, 62, 68, 80, 84, 102
2.3 2, 10, 20, 24, 28, 34, 40, 44, 48, 58, 63, 68, 74, 78, 86
2.4 2, 12, 16, 20, 24, 36, 40, 44, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 80, 90, 100, 112, 113, 122
2.5 2, 6, 14, 24, 36, 42, 44, 48, 54, 56, 60, 64, 66, 86
Chapter 3. Graphs and Functions
3.1 2, 12, 18, 23, 26, 36, 38, 52, 58, 66, 72, 88, 92, 94, 100
3.2 2, 4, 6, 12, 14, 22, 36, 44, 90, 96
3.3 2, 8, 10, 16, 22, 26, 28, 32, 34, 36, 44, 54, 68, 76, 84, 88
3.4 10, 26, 34, 38, 50, 58, 66, 74, 82, 84, 88, 90
3.5 4, 10, 12, 20, 24, 30, 44, 54, 62
3.6 2, 6, 20, 24, 28, 30, 36, 42, 46, 56, 58, 62, 66, 68, 72, 80, 90, 93
3.7 6, 12, 20, 24, 26, 34, 36, 46
Chapter 4. Systems of Equations and Inequalities
4.1 6, 12, 20, 28, 34, 38, 42, 44, 56, 66, 78, 96, 98, 102, 104, 112
4.2 6, 10, 18, 30, 40, 66, 74, 78
Chapter 5. Polynomials and Factoring
5.1 2, 8, 16, 22, 26, 28, 34, 36, 40, 46, 48, 54, 66, 68, 74, 88, 104, 106, 116, 118, 128
5.2 7, 18, 34, 40, 56, 72, 84, 90, 94, 106, 110
5.3 6, 12, 16, 28, 32, 38, 52, 66, 76, 86, 98, 104, 106
5.4 16, 20, 30, 34, 36, 50, 52, 54, 62, 64, 70, 76, 78, 88, 100, 106, 118, 134
5.5 5, 14, 30, 34, 40, 50, 62, 76, 84, 86, 94, 108, 120
5.6 12, 18, 34, 44, 50, 56, 64, 66, 74, 98, 101, 108
Chapter 6. Rational Expressions, Equations, and Functions
6.1 6, 10, 16, 28, 40, 56, 62, 68, 78, 88, 92
6.2 2, 6, 12, 18, 22, 30, 32, 42, 44, 54, 68
6.3 6, 10, 22, 28, 33, 38, 46, 52, 54, 60, 66, 68, 71
6.4 4, 10, 22, 24, 32, 40, 46, 48, 60, 64
6.5 4, 8, 20, 30, 34, 38, 44, 52, 58
6.6 2, 8, 13, 18, 32, 36, 56, 60, 82, 84
Chapter 7. Radicals and Complex Numbers
7.1 2, 8, 22, 24, 44, 50, 66, 70, 80, 94, 98, 102, 110, 116, 118, 124, 142, 146, 152, 166, 172
7.2 6, 12, 20, 24, 38, 42, 52, 58, 62, 74
7.3 4, 12, 20, 24, 32, 40, 42, 46, 50, 52, 62, 66
7.4 8, 14, 24, 30, 36, 44, 46, 72, 76, 80, 84, 98, 108, 112
7.5 14, 18, 24, 36, 42, 46, 52, 62, 76, 88, 92, 94
7.6 2, 6, 20, 26, 34, 46, 48, 50, 54, 64, 74, 84, 88, 94, 100, 110, 118, 126, 130, 138, 146, 154, 156

WebAssign is an online, interactive environment for teaching and learning.  Using WebAssign students will complete Core Homework Problems common to all sections; individual instructors may also assign additional homework.  WebAssign also provides access to the text as an e-book.  By department policy, homework will count at least 5% towards students' final course grade.  The ground rules provided by your instructor will have further details.

You may begin using WebAssign on the first day of class. In order to access WebAssign after the 14-day grace period, you must purchase an access code as detailed below. If you purchased an access code in MATH 100 for the Larson text in a previous semester, do not purchase a new code as the code you previously purchased remains valid.

Instructions for students to obtain the e-book and to use WebAssign: Once your instructor has uploaded the class roster to WebAssign, your personal class page will be activated. You will access it with your Loyola ID and password as detailed below. (Note to returning students: there is a change from previous semesters... you no longer need a class key to use WebAssign.)

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