
Suggested Exercises for Math 101
In order to be prepared for each of the chapter examinations, students
should do all of the exercises listed below. In cases where a range
of exercises is given, students should do at least all the odd exercises
within that range. Students should also do each chapter test in the
textbook before attempting the chapter examination in class.
All exercises are listed from the textbook Intermediate Algebra, Second
Edition, by
John Tobey and Jeffrey Slater.
Section  Topics
 Exercises 
1.1  Real numbers and properties
 159 
1.2  Operations with real numbers; absolute value
 163 
1.3  Powers, roots, order of operations
 181 
1.4  Integer exponents and scientific notation
 195 
1.5  Operations with variables and grouping symbols
 159 
1.6  Evaluating variable expressions and formulas
 151 
2.1  First degree equations with one unknown
 161 
2.2  Linear equations and formulas
 133 
2.3  Absolute value equations
 143 
2.4  Word problems
 121 
2.5  More involved word problems
 129,33 
2.6  Inequalities
 157 
2.7  Compound inequalities
 149 
2.8  Absolute value inequalities
 139 
3.1  Graphing linear equations
 141 
3.2  Slope
 135 
3.3  Graphs and equations of lines
 151 
3.4  Linear inequalities in two variables
 125 
4.1  Simultaneous equations
 149 
4.3  Applications of simultaneous equations
 119 
5.1  Addition, subtraction, multiplication of polynomials
 161 
5.2  Division of polynomials
 129 
5.4  Removing common factors
 141 
5.5  Factoring trinomials
 153 
5.6  Special cases of factoring
 155 
5.7  Factoring polynomials
 143 
5.8  Polynomial equations
 139 
6.1  Simplifying, multiplying, dividing rational expressions
 149 
6.2  Addition and subtraction of rational expressions
 139 
6.3  Complex rational expressions
 121 
6.4  Rational equations
 131 
7.1  Rational exponents
 145 
7.2  Radical expressions
 167 
7.3  Simplifying radicals
 133,43,45 
7.4  Multiplication and division of radicals
 137 
7.5  Radical equations
 117,2529 
7.6  Complex numbers
 157 
8.1  Solving quadratic equations
 135 
8.2  Quadratic formula
 521,33,35,39 
8.4  Formulas and applications
 1,3,7,11,15,23,27,31,35 
8.5  Quadratic functions
 1,3,7,17,19,27 
9.2  Parabolas
 5,7,9,13,23,25,35,41 
