The Third Edition of Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts and Applications, a Combined Approach continues to bring your students a best-selling text that incorporates the five-step problem-solving process, real-world applications, proven pedagogy, and an accessible writing style. The Bittinger/Ellenbogen hardback series has consistently provided teachers and students with the tools needed to succeed in developmental mathematics. With this revision, the authors have maintained all the hallmark features that have made this series so successful, including its five-step problem-solving process, student-oriented writing style, real-data applications, and wide variety of exercises. Among the features added or revised are new Aha! exercises that encourage students to think before jumping in to solve a problem, 20% more real-data applications, and 50% new Skill Maintenance Exercises . This series not only provides students with the tools necessary to learn and understand math, but also provides them with insights into how math works in the world around them.