Author(s): Marvin L. Bittinger, Judith A. BeecherDifference between 5th and 4th editions Side by side comparison of table of contents helps to figure out the most significant changes. |

**Key differences between 5th and 4th editions**

- Period between current and previous editions: 4 years (2014 vs 2010).
- Bittinger's
*Introductory and Intermediate Algebra*was first published in 1999. - In
**Chapter 4**"Polynomials: Operations" Section 4.3 has consolidated objectives.- Objective (a) in 4th Ed. is (a) in the 5th Ed.
- Objectives (b) and (i) in 4th Ed. are Objective (b) in 5th Ed.
- Objectives (d) and (g) in 4th Ed. are Objective (c) in 5th Ed.
- Objectives (c) and (e) in 4th Ed. are Objective (d) in 5th Ed.
- Objective (f) in 4th Ed. is Objective (e) in 5th Ed.
- Objective (h) in 4th Ed. is Objective (f) in 5th Ed.

**Chapter 6**"Rational Expressions and Equations"- Section 6.8 -- rearranged content in Objective 6.8a (Solve applied problems using rational equations). In the 5th Ed. the motion examples are presented first and the work examples second.
**Chapter 12**"Exponential and Logarithmic Functions"- Former Section 12.2 "Composite Functions and Inverse Functions" is now referred to as "Inverse and Composite Functions"
- Objectives (a), (b), and (c) in 4th Ed. are Objectives (b), (c), and (d) in 5th Ed.
- Objective (d) in 4th Ed. is Objective (a) in 5th Ed.
- Objective (e) in 4th Ed. is Objective (e) in 5th Ed.
- Former Appendixes D "Introductory Algebra Review" and F "Handling Dimension Symbols" have been deleted.

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