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CliffsNotes Algebra II QuickReview, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-87634-3
288 pages
April 2011
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Inside the book:

  • Linear Sentences in One Variable

  • Segments, Lines, and Inequalities

  • Linear Sentences in Two Variables

  • Linear Equations in Three Variables

  • Polynomial Arithmetic

  • Factoring Polynomials

  • Rational Expressions

  • Relations and Functions

  • Polynomial Functions

  • Radicals and Complex Numbers

  • Quadratics in One Variable

  • Conic Sections

  • Quadratic Systems

  • Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

  • Sequences and Series

  • Additional Topics

  • Word Problems

  • Review Questions

  • Resource Center

  • Glossary

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Table of Contents


Why You Need This Book.

How to Use This Book.

Hundreds of Practice Questions Online!

Chapter 1: Linear Sentences in One Variable.

Linear Equations.


Absolute Value Equations.

Linear Inequalities.

Compound Inequalities.

Absolute Value Inequalities.

Chapter 2: Segments, Lines, and Inequalities.

Rectangular Coordinate System.

Distance Formula.

Midpoint Formula.

Slope of a Line.

Slopes of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines.

Equations of Lines.

Graphs of Linear Inequalities.

Chapter 3: Linear Sentences in Two Variables.

Linear Equations: Solutions Using Graphing.

Linear Equations: Solutions Using Substitution.

Linear Equations: Solutions Using Elimination.

Linear Equations: Solutions Using Matrices.

Linear Equations: Solutions Using Determinants.

Linear Inequalities: Solutions Using Graphing.

Chapter 4: Linear Equations in Three Variables.

Linear Equations: Solutions Using Elimination.

Linear Equations: Solutions Using Matrices.

Linear Equations: Solutions Using Determinants.

Chapter 5: Polynomial Arithmetic.

Adding and Subtracting Polynomials.

Monomial, Binomial, and Trinomial.

Like Terms or Similar Terms.

Ascending and Descending Order.

Multiplying Polynomials.

Special Products of Binomials.

Dividing Polynomials.

Synthetic Division.

Chapter 6: Factoring Polynomials.

Greatest Common Factor.

Diff erence of Squares.

Sum or Diff erence of Cubes.

Trinomials of the Form x2 + bx + c.

Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c.

Square Trinomials.

Factoring by Regrouping.

Summary of Factoring Techniques.

Solving Equations by Factoring.

Chapter 7: Rational Expressions.

Examples of Rational Expressions.

Simplifying Rational Expressions.

Multiplying Rational Expressions.

Dividing Rational Expressions.

Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions.

Complex Fractions.

Solving Rational Equations.

Proportion, Direct Variation, Inverse Variation, Joint Variation.


Direct variation.

Inverse variation.

Joint variation.

Graphing Rational Functions.

Chapter 8: Relations and Functions.

Basic Defi nitions.


Domain and range.


Function Notation.

Compositions of Functions.

Algebra of Functions.

Inverse Functions.

Chapter 9: Polynomial Functions.

Polynomial Function.

Remainder Theorem.

Factor Theorem.

Zeros of a Function.

Rational Zero Theorem.

Graphing Polynomial Functions.

Chapter 10: Radicals and Complex Numbers.


Simplifying Radicals.

Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions.

Multiplying Radical Expressions.

Dividing Radical Expressions.

Rationalizing the denominator.


Rational Exponents.

Complex Numbers.

Chapter 11: Quadratics in One Variable.

Quadratic Equations.

Solving Quadratics by Factoring.

Solving Quadratics by the Square Root Property.

Solving Quadratics by Completing the Square.

Solving Quadratics by the Quadratic Formula.

Solving Equations in Quadratic Form.

Solving Radical Equations.

Solving Quadratic Inequalities.

Chapter 12: Conic Sections.

Th e Four Conic Sections.





Chapter 13: Quadratic Systems.

Systems of Equations Solved Algebraically.

Systems of Equations Solved Graphically.

Systems of Inequalities Solved Graphically.

Chapter 14: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.

Exponential Functions.

Logarithmic Functions.

Properties of Logarithms.

Exponential and Logarithmic Equations.

Chapter 15: Sequences and Series.

Defi nition and Examples of Sequences.

Arithmetic Sequence.

Arithmetic Series.

Geometric Sequence.

Geometric Series.

Summation Notation.

Chapter 16: Additional Topics.


Binomial Coefficients and the Binomial Theorem.



Chapter 17: Word Problems.

General Strategy.

Simple Interest.

Compound Interest.




Arithmetic/Geometric Series.

Review Questions.

The Resource Center.





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Author Information

Ed Kohn is an outstanding educator and author, with over 33 years’ experience teaching mathematics. Currently, he is the testing coordinator and math department chairman at the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies.

Formerly an instructor at Fairleigh Dickinson University, David Alan Herzog is the author of over 100 audio visual titles and computer programs and has written and edited several books in mathematics and science.

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