# Review of Intermediate Algebra

This chapter is adapted from *College Algebra *© OpenStax College Algebra by Jay Abramson, et. al. Provided by: OpenStax at License: CC BY: Attribution

This part serves as a review of the main components of intermediate algebra that the student is expected to know when beginning any college algebra course.

Students should understand that this part is intended to be a review and should not be the first time they see this content. If any students feels they are struggling with this part, they should discuss this with their instructor and possibly consider taking an intermediate algebra course instead of continuing with this course.

We begin with a discussion of the rules of exponents and then an overview of scientific notation. We will then look at polynomials and the manipulation of them, such as adding, subtracting and multiplying them. Finally, we will finish the part with a review of factoring polynomials.