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1.1: Prelude to Foundations of Algebra

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    This is an image of a building undergoing construction.
    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): In order to be structurally sound, the foundation of a building must be carefully constructed.

    Just like a building needs a firm foundation to support it, your study of algebra needs to have a firm foundation. To ensure this, we begin this book with a review of arithmetic operations with whole numbers, integers, fractions, and decimals, so that you have a solid base that will support your study of algebra.

    Contributors and Attributions

    • Lynn Marecek (Santa Ana College) and MaryAnne Anthony-Smith (formerly of Santa Ana College). This content produced by OpenStax and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 license.