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Objectives
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THIS SECTION
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PROBLEMS
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and help you to avoid them.
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These represent graphing utility
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Seeing the Concept
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Examples and
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Vocabulary
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Building
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practice.
with ample practice to do so.
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Learning mathematics is a building process.
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Practice
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and
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Concepts:
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Interactive
are provided to give a "hands-on"
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Exercises
experience.
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"Now Work"
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If you get stuck while working
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PROBLEMS
homework problem. These related
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Now Work problem and refer back
yellow numbers.
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Work these problems to verify you
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Review
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PRECALCULUS
Enhanced with Graphing Utilities
Sixth Edition

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PRECALCULUS
Enhanced with Graphing Utilities
Sixth Edition
Michael Sullivan
Chicago State University
Michael Sullivan, III
Joliet Junior College
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Precalculus : enhanced with graphing utilities/Michael Sullivan,
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