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Name: Graphing Linear Equations and Inequalities: Exercise Supplement
ID: m22004
Language: English (en)
Summary: This module is from Elementary Algebra by Denny Burzynski and Wade Ellis, Jr. In this chapter the student is shown how graphs provide information that is not always evident from the equation alone. The chapter begins by establishing the relationship between the variables in an equation, the number of coordinate axes necessary to construct its graph, and the spatial dimension of both the coordinate system and the graph. Interpretation of graphs is also emphasized throughout the chapter, beginning with the plotting of points. The slope formula is fully developed, progressing from verbal phrases to mathematical expressions. The expressions are then formed into an equation by explicitly stating that a ratio is a comparison of two quantities of the same type (e.g., distance, weight, or money). This approach benefits students who take future courses that use graphs to display information. The student is shown how to graph lines using the intercept method, the table method, and the slope-intercept method, as well as how to distinguish, by inspection, oblique and horizontal/vertical lines. This module contains the exercise supplement for the chapter "Graphing Linear Equations and Inequalities in One and Two Variables".
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics
Keywords: algebra, elementary
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Wade Ellis (fgafaculty@gmail.com), Denny Burzynski (dcwill@rice.edu)
Copyright Holders: Wade Ellis (fgafaculty@gmail.com), Denny Burzynski (dcwill@rice.edu)
Maintainers: Wade Ellis (fgafaculty@gmail.com), Denny Burzynski (dcwill@rice.edu), LearningMate LearningMate (abhijit.chaturvedi@learningmate.com), Matt Gardner (mgardner@wordsandnumbers.com)

Latest version: 1.5 (history)
First publication date: Mar 4, 2009 3:17 am -0600
Last revision to module: Jun 1, 2009 11:01 am -0500

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Version: 1.5 Jun 1, 2009 11:01 am -0500 by Connexions
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Version: 1.4 May 27, 2009 2:11 am -0500 by LearningMate LearningMate
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Version: 1.3 Apr 29, 2009 11:46 am -0500 by Kyle Barnhart
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Version: 1.2 Apr 28, 2009 3:33 am -0500 by LearningMate LearningMate
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Version: 1.1 Apr 16, 2009 9:19 am -0500 by LearningMate LearningMate
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