## Description

#### Don’t let quadratic equations make you irrational

If you are absolutely confused by absolute value equations, or you think parabolas are short moral stories, *College Algebra DeMYSTiFied*, Second Edition is your solution to mastering the topic’s concepts and theories at your own pace. This thoroughly revised and updated guide eases you into the subject, beginning with the math fundamentals then introducing you to this advanced form of algebra. As you progress, you will learn how to simplify rational expressions, divide complex numbers, and solve quadratic equations. You will understand the difference between odd and even functions and no longer be confused by the multiplicity of zeros. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas.

**It’s a no-brainer! You’ll learn about:**

- The x-y coordinate plane
- Lines and intercepts
- The FOIL method
- Functions
- Nonlinear equations
- Graphs of functions
- Exponents and logarithms

*Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, College Algebra DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition is your shortcut to a working knowledge of this engaging subject.*