The Angel author team meets the needs of today’s learners by pairing concise explanations with the new Understanding Algebra feature and an updated approach to examples. Discussions throughout the text have been thoroughly revised for brevity and accessibility. Whenever possible, a visual example or diagram is used to explain concepts and procedures. Understanding Algebra call-outs highlight key points throughout the text, allowing readers to identify important points at a glance. The updated examples use color to highlight the variables and important notation to clearly illustrate the solution process.