# Basic College Mathematics

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## 0130909548

• Edition: 4th
• Format: Paperback
• Publisher: Pearson College Div
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### Summary

This clear, accessible treatment of mathematics features a building-block approach toward problem solving, realistic and diverse applications, and chapter organizer to help users focus their study and become effective and confident problem solvers. The Putting Your Skills to Work and new chapter-end feature, Math in the Media, present readers with opportunities to utilize critical thinking skills, analyze and interpret data, and problem solve using applied situations encountered in daily life. Chapter 7, Geometry, has been extensively revised and re-organized to include a new section 7.1 on angles and new section 7.4 devoted to triangles. Increased coverage of estimating with fractions and decimals with new "To Think About" exercises in Sections 2.5, 2.8, and 3.3 and a new lesson in Section 3.7. Coverage of fractions in Chapter 2 has been expanded as follows: Section 2.6 now begins with a discussion of least common multiples so that the subsequent coverage of least common denominators is more complete; a new lesson on order of operations in Section 2.8 offers readers additional review of these rules and practice applying them to fractions; and a new mid-chapter test on fractions appears after Section 2.5. Percent applications are now covered in two sections (Sections 5.4 and 5.5) to allow for a more patient presentation of this important topic.

Preface xi
Acknowledgments xix
To the Student xxix
Diagnostic Pretest xxxi
 Whole Numbers
1(106)
 Pretest Chapter 1
2(2)
 Understanding Whole Numbers
4(10)
14(12)
 Subtraction of Whole Numbers
26(12)
 Multiplication of Whole Numbers
38(13)
 Division of Whole Numbers
51(11)
 Putting Your Skills to Work: Costs for Vacation
61(1)
 Exponents and Order of Operations
62(7)
 Rounding and Estimation
69(11)
 Applied Problems
80(27)
 Math in the Media
94(1)
 Chapter Organizer
95(3)
 Chapter 1 Review Problems
98(6)
 Chapter 1 Test
104(3)
 Fractions
107(92)
 Pretest Chapter 2
108(2)
 Understanding Fractions
110(7)
 Simplifying Fractions
117(9)
 Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers
126(7)
 Multiplication of Fractions and Mixed Numbers
133(7)
 Division of Fractions and Mixed Numbers
140(10)
 Test on Sections 2.1 to 2.5
148(2)
 The Least Common Denominator and Building up Fractions
150(9)
159(7)
 Combining Mixed Numbers and Order of Operations
166(9)
 Putting Your Skills to Work: A Colonial Recipe
174(1)
 Applied Problems Involving Fractions
175(24)
 Math in the Media
187(1)
 Chapter Organizer
188(3)
 Chapter 2 Review Problems
191(4)
 Chapter 2 Test
195(2)
 Cumulative Test for Chapters 1--2
197(2)
 Decimals
199(66)
 Pretest Chapter 3
200(2)
 Decimal Notation
202(6)
 Comparing, Ordering, and Rounding Decimals
208(6)
214(8)
 Multiplication of Decimals
222(7)
 Division of Decimals
229(9)
 Putting Your Skills to Work: The Thinning Ice Cap
237(1)
 Converting Fractions to Decimals and Order of Operations
238(8)
 Applied Problems Involving Decimals
246(19)
 Math in the Media
254(1)
 Chapter Organizer
255(3)
 Chapter 3 Review Problems
258(4)
 Chapter 3 Test
262(1)
 Cumulative Test for Chapters 1--3
263(2)
 Ratio and Proportion
265(42)
 Pretest Chapter 4
266(2)
 Ratios and Rates
268(8)
 The Concept of Proportions
276(6)
 Solving Proportions
282(8)
 Applied Problems Involving Proportions
290(17)
 Putting Your Skills to Work: Studying the Moose Population
297(1)
 Math in the Media
298(1)
 Chapter Organizer
299(1)
 Chapter 4 Review Problems
300(4)
 Chapter 4 Test
304(2)
 Cumulative Test for Chapters 1--4
306(1)
 Percent
307(60)
 Pretest Chapter 5
308(2)
 Understanding Percent
310(7)
 Changing Between Percents, Decimals, and Fractions
317(9)
 Solving Percent Problems Using an Equation
326(8)
 Solving Percent Problems Using a Proportion
334(7)
 Solving Applied Percent Problems
341(7)
 Solving Commission, Percent of Increase, and Interest Problems
348(19)
 Putting Your Skills to Work: Nutrition Facts and Percents
354(1)
 Math in the Media
355(1)
 Chapter Organizer
356(3)
 Chapter 5 Review Problems
359(3)
 Chapter 5 Test
362(2)
 Cumulative Test for Chapters 1--5
364(3)
 Measurement
367(48)
 Pretest Chapter 6
368(1)
 American Units
369(7)
 Metric Measurements: Length
376(9)
 Metric Measurements: Volume and Weight
385(7)
 Conversion of Units (Optional)
392(8)
 Putting Your Skills to Work: Ships and Nautical Miles
399(1)
 Solving Applied Measurement Problems
400(15)
 Math in the Media
406(1)
 Chapter Organizer
407(1)
 Chapter 6 Review Problems
408(3)
 Chapter 6 Test
411(2)
 Cumulative Test for Chapters 1--6
413(2)
 Geometry
415(98)
 Pretest Chapter 7
416(3)
 Angles
419(8)
 Rectangles and Squares
427(9)
 Parallelograms, Trapezoids and Rhombuses
436(8)
 Triangles
444(7)
 Square Roots
451(5)
 The Pythagorean Theorem
456(8)
 Circles
464(9)
 Volume
473(9)
 Putting Your Skills to Work: Newspaper Math
480(2)
 Similar Geometric Figures
482(7)
 Applied Problems Involving Geometry
489(24)
 Math In the Media
495(1)
 Chapter Organizer
496(4)
 Chapter 7 Review Problems
500(6)
 Chapter 7 Test
506(3)
 Cumulative Test for Chapters 1--7
509(4)
 Statistics
513(44)
 Pretest Chapter 8
514(3)
 Circle Graphs
517(6)
 Bar Graphs and Line Graphs
523(7)
 Putting Your Skills to Work: America's Aging Population
529(1)
 Histograms
530(7)
 Mean, Median and Mode
537(20)
 Math in the Media
544(1)
 Chapter Organizer
545(1)
 Chapter 8 Review Problems
546(7)
 Chapter 8 Test
553(2)
 Cumulative Test for Chapters 1--8
555(2)
 Signed Numbers
557(50)
 Pretest Chapter 9
558(2)
560(11)
 Subtraction of Signed Numbers
571(6)
 Multiplication and Division of Signed Numbers
577(6)
 Order of Operations with Signed Numbers
583(5)
 Scientific Notation
588(19)
 Putting Your Skills to Work: Mathematics of Cleaning Up Nuclear Waste
595(1)
 Math in the Media
596(1)
 Chapter Organizer
597(1)
 Chapter 9 Review Problems
598(4)
 Chapter 9 Test
602(2)
 Cumulative Test for Chapters 1--9
604(3)
 Introduction to Algebra
607(59)
 Pretest Chapter 10
608(2)
 Variables and Like Terms
610(5)
 The Distributive Property
615(6)
 Solve Equations Using the Addition Property
621(5)
 Solve Equations Using the Division or Multiplication Property
626(5)
 Solve Equations Using Two Properties
631(7)
 Putting Your Skills to Work: The Relationship of Gender and Income
637(1)
 Translating English to Algebra
638(7)
 Applications
645(21)
 Math in the Media
655(1)
 Chapter Organizer
656(3)
 Chapter 10 Review Problems
659(3)
 Chapter 10 Test
662(2)
 Cumulative Test for Chapters 1--10
664(2)
Practice Final Examination 666
Glossary 1(1)
Appendix A: Tables 1(4)
1(1)
 Basic Multiplication Facts
2(1)
 Prime Factors
3(1)
 Square Roots
4(1)
Appendix B: The Use of a Scientific Calculator 5
Solutions to Practice Problems 1(1)