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Basic College Mathematics,9780131868366

Basic College Mathematics



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You can succeed in math with the clearly explained concepts, problem-solving strategies, and study skills help found in Basic College Mathematics, Third Edition by Elayn Martin-Gay. Good study skills are essential to your success in mathematics. This text features Study Skill Builders to help make sure you are getting the most from the time you spend doing homework and studying.

Table of Contents

Tools to Help Students Succeedp. ix
Additional Resources to Help You Succeedp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Applications Indexp. xxii
The Whole Numbersp. 1
Tips for Success in Mathematicsp. 2
Place Value and Names for Numbersp. 7
Adding Whole Numbers and Perimeterp. 16
Subtracting Whole Numbersp. 28
Rounding and Estimatingp. 39
Multiplying Whole Numbers and Areap. 47
Dividing Whole Numbersp. 60
Integrated Review-Operations on Whole Numbersp. 74
An Introduction to Problem Solvingp. 76
Exponents, Square Roots, and Order of Operationsp. 87
Chapter 1 Group Activity: Modeling Subtraction of Whole Numbersp. 97
Chapter 1 Vocabulary Checkp. 98
Chapter 1 Highlightsp. 98
Chapter 1 Reviewp. 102
Chapter 1 Testp. 109
Multiplying and Dividing Fractionsp. 111
Introduction to Fractions and Mixed Numbersp. 112
Factors and Prime Factorizationp. 126
Simplest Form of a Fractionp. 134
Integrated Review-Summary on Fractions, Mixed Numbers, and Factorsp. 144
Multiplying Fractionsp. 146
Dividing Fractionsp. 157
Chapter 2 Group Activity: Blood and Blood Donationp. 165
Chapter 2 Vocabulary Checkp. 166
Chapter 2 Highlightsp. 166
Chapter 2 Reviewp. 169
Chapter 2 Testp. 173
Chapter 2 Cumulative Reviewp. 175
Adding and Subtracting Fractionsp. 178
Adding and Subtracting Like Fractionsp. 179
Least Common Multiplep. 187
Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractionsp. 194
Integrated Review-Operations on Fractions and Mixed Numbersp. 204
Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbersp. 206
Order, Exponents, and the Order of Operationsp. 217
Fractions and Problem Solvingp. 225
Chapter 3 Group Activityp. 235
Chapter 3 Vocabulary Checkp. 236
Chapter 3 Highlightsp. 236
Chapter 3 Reviewp. 239
Chapter 3 Testp. 244
Chapter 3 Cumulative Reviewp. 246
Decimalsp. 249
Introduction to Decimalsp. 250
Order and Roundingp. 258
Adding and Substracting Decimalsp. 266
Multiplying Decimals and Circumference of a Circlep. 277
Integrated Review-Operations on Decimalsp. 286
Dividing Decimals and Order of Operationsp. 288
Fractions and Decimalsp. 299
Chapter 4 Group Activity: Maintaining a Checking Accountp. 307
Chapter 4 Vocabulary Checkp. 308
Chapter 4 Highlightsp. 308
Chapter 4 Reviewp. 311
Chapter 4 Testp. 315
Chapter 4 Cumulative Reviewp. 317
Ratio and Proportionp. 320
Ratiosp. 321
Ratesp. 328
Integrated Review-Ratio and Ratep. 335
Proportionsp. 337
Proportions and Problem Solvingp. 346
Chapter 5 Group Activity: Consumer Price Indexp. 356
Chapter 5 Vocabulary Checkp. 357
Chapter 5 Highlightsp. 357
Chapter 5 Reviewp. 359
Chapter 5 Testp. 364
Chapter 5 Cumulative Reviewp. 366
Percentp. 369
Introduction to Percentp. 370
Percents and Fractionsp. 378
Solving Percent Problems Using Equationsp. 387
Solving Percent Problems Using Proportionsp. 395
Integrated Review-Percent and Percent Problemsp. 403
Applications of Percentp. 405
Percent and Problem Solving: Sales Tax, Commission, and Discountp. 415
Percent and Problem Solving: Interestp. 423
Chapter 6 Group Activity: How Much Can You Afford for a House?p. 429
Chapter 6 Vocabulary Checkp. 430
Chapter 6 Highlightsp. 430
Chapter 6 Reviewp. 433
Chapter 6 Testp. 437
Chapter 6 Cumulative Reviewp. 439
Measurementp. 441
Length: U.S. and Metric Systems of Measurementp. 442
Weight and Mass: U.S. and Metric Systems of Measurementp. 455
Capacity: U.S. and Metric Systems of Measurementp. 467
Integrated Review-Length, Weight, and Capacityp. 477
Conversions Between the U.S. and Metric Systemsp. 479
Temperature: U.S. and Metric Systems of Measurementp. 486
Energy: U.S. and Metric Systems of Measurementp. 492
Chapter 7 Group Activity: Speedsp. 497
Chapter 7 Vocabulary Checkp. 498
Chapter 7 Highlightsp. 498
Chapter 7 Reviewp. 501
Chapter 7 Testp. 506
Chapter 7 Cumulative Reviewp. 508
Geometryp. 510
Lines and Anglesp. 511
Plane Figures and Solidsp. 521
Perimeterp. 530
Areap. 540
Volumep. 549
Integrated Review-Geometry Conceptsp. 557
Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theoremp. 558
Congruent and Similar Trianglesp. 566
Chapter 8 Group Activity: The Cost of Road Signsp. 574
Chapter 8 Vocabulary Checkp. 575
Chapter 8 Highlightsp. 575
Chapter 8 Reviewp. 580
Chapter 8 Testp. 587
Chapter 8 Cumulative Reviewp. 589
Statistics and Probabilityp. 591
Reading Pictographs, Bar Graphs, Histograms, and Line Graphsp. 592
Reading Circle Graphsp. 604
Integrated Review-Reading Graphsp. 611
Mean, Median, and Modep. 613
Counting and Introduction to Probabilityp. 619
p. 625
Chapter 9 Vocabulary Checkp. 626
Chapter 9 Highlightsp. 626
Chapter 9 Reviewp. 629
Chapter 9 Testp. 634
Chapter 9 Cumulative Reviewp. 638
Signed Numbersp. 641
Signed Numbersp. 642
Adding Signed Numbersp. 651
Subtracting Signed Numbersp. 659
Integrated Review-Signed Numbersp. 666
Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbersp. 668
Order of Operationsp. 677
Chapter 10 Group Activity: Magic Squaresp. 682
Chapter 10 Vocabulary Checkp. 683
Chapter 10 Highlightsp. 683
Chapter 10 Reviewp. 686
Chapter 10 Testp. 689
Chapter 10 Cumulative Reviewp. 691
Introduction to Algebrap. 694
Introduction to Variablesp. 695
Solving Equations: The Addition Propertyp. 706
Solving Equations: The Multiplication Propertyp. 713
Integrated Review-Expressions and Equationsp. 719
Solving Equations Using Addition and Multiplication Propertiesp. 720
Equations and Problem Solvingp. 728
Chapter 11 Group Activity: Modeling Equation Solving with Addition and Subtractionp. 738
Chapter 11 Vocabulary Checkp. 739
Chapter 11 Highlightsp. 739
Chapter 11 Reviewp. 742
Chapter 11 Testp. 747
Chapter 11 Cumulative Reviewp. 749
Tablesp. 752
The Bigger Picturep. 762
Unit Analysisp. 764
Answers to Selected Exercisesp. 1
Solutions to Selected Exercisesp. 23
Indexp. 1
Photo Creditsp. 7
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