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1: Algebra Essentials

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    Chapter 1: Algebra Essentials with a map background

    Mathematics plays a central role in business, insurance, accounting, and management, from actuaries determining risk before setting prices to banks analyzing profitability for a possible investment. Mathematics is used by engineers to model traffic flow, and by pharmaceutical companies to analyze the safety of a new drug. Companies such as Google and Facebook use mathematics to determine what advertisements you see, and information technology companies use mathematics to route data from around the world to your phone.

    Algebra is the basis on which more advanced mathematics is built. In this chapter, we discuss this foundation by exploring real numbers, polynomials, exponents, and factoring.









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