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Series: College Algebra: Basics & Prerequisites


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  • Lessons: 37
  • Total Time: 4h 54m
  • Use: Watch Online & Download
  • Access Period: Unlimited
  • Created At: 05/18/2010
  • Last Updated At: 05/18/2010

In this 37-video series, we'll start our study of College Algebra with some foundational materials and a review of some prerequisite subject areas. These will include inequalities, absolute value, exponents, notation conversion, radical expressions, polynomial expressions, factoring, factoring patterns, rational expressions, working with rationals, and complex numbers.

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~ amonsalve

excellent work

Great video!
~ Toby311

This video really helped me work with Complex Rational Expressions. I was really lost when dealing with these buggers but I watched the video 5 times before I really began to understand these expressions. Everything was explained clearly in the video. I will be looking for a part 2 to this topic.

A great way to learn!
~ brittanie

My teacher doesn't dance but I think if she did I would find Algebra a lot more interesting :)

So easy to rationalize denominators!
~ nachan

This is a great lesson because professor Burger talks about getting rid of square roots both on top of fractions and below fractions. He then goes on to explain how to get rid of each square root to rationalize the denominator in a step by step, easy to understand way. He explains how to clear a denominator for the radical in one easy step!

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