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Unformatted text preview: le to do the work in those sections. In fact, in many of these sections
factoring will be the first step taken.
It is important that you leave this chapter with a good understanding of this material! If you don’t
understand this material you will find it difficult to get through the remaining chapters. Here is a
brief listing of the material covered in this chapter.
Integer Exponents – In this section we will start looking at exponents and their properties.
Rational Exponents – We will define rational exponents in this section and extend the properties
from the previous section to rational exponents.
Real Exponents – This is a short acknowledgment that the exponent properties from the previous
two sections will hold for any real exponent.
Radicals – Here we will define radical notation and relate radicals to rational exponents. We will
also give the properties of radicals.
Polynomials – We will introduce the basics of polynomials in this section including adding,
subtracting and multiplying polynomials.
Factoring Polynomials – This...
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