# Basic College Mathematics

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## 0131490575

• Edition: 5th
• 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.

To the Student i
Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xx
Diagnostic Pretest xxiv
 Whole Numbers
1(108)
 Understanding Whole Numbers
2(11)
13(11)
 Subtracting Whole Numbers
24(12)
 Multiplying Whole Numbers
36(15)
 Dividing Whole Numbers
51(12)
 How Am I Doing? Sections 1.1--1.5
62(1)
 Exponents and the Order of Operations
63(7)
 Rounding and Estimating
70(11)
 Solving Applied Problems Involving Whole Numbers
81(28)
 Chapter 1 Organizer
98(3)
 Chapter 1 Review Problems
101(6)
 How Am I Doing? Chapter 1 Test
107(2)
 Fractions
109(94)
 Understanding Fractions
110(8)
 Simplifying Fractions
118(10)
 Converting Between Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers
128(7)
 Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers
135(7)
 Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers
142(12)
 How Am I Doing? Sections 2.1--2.5
151(1)
 Test on Sections 2.1--2.5
152(2)
 The Least Common Denominator and Creating Equivalent Fractions
154(10)
164(8)
 Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers and the Order of Operations
172(8)
 Solving Applied Problems Involving Fractions
180(23)
 Chapter 2 Organizer
192(3)
 Chapter 2 Review Problems
195(4)
 How Am I Doing? Chapter 2 Test
199(2)
 Cumulative Test for Chapters 1--2
201(2)
 Decimals
203(66)
 Using Decimal Notation
204(6)
 Comparing, Ordering, and Rounding Decimals
210(6)
216(10)
 Multiplying Decimals
226(8)
 How Am I Doing? Sections 3.1--3.4
233(1)
 Dividing Decimals
234(9)
 Converting Fractions to Decimals and Order of Operations
243(9)
 Estimating and Solving Applied Problems Involving Decimals
252(17)
 Chapter 3 Organizer
261(2)
 Chapter 3 Review Problems
263(4)
 How Am I Doing? Chapter 3 Test
267(1)
 Cumulative Test for Chapters 1--3
268(1)
 Ratio and Proportion
269(42)
 Ratios and Rates
270(8)
 The Concept of Proportions
278(7)
 How Am I Doing? Sections 4.1--4.2
284(1)
 Solving Proportions
285(8)
 Solving Applied Problems Involving Proportions
293(18)
 Chapter 4 Organizer
302(1)
 Chapter 4 Review Problems
303(5)
 How Am I Doing? Chapter 4 Test
308(2)
 Cumulative Test for Chapters 1--4
310(1)
 Percent
311(62)
 Understanding Percent
312(7)
 Changing Between Percents, Decimals, and Fractions
319(9)
 Solving Percent Problems Using Equations
328(9)
 Solving Percent Problems Using Proportions
337(9)
 How Am I Doing? Sections 5.1--5.3
345(1)
 Solving Applied Percent Problems
346(8)
 Solving Commission, Percent of Increase or Decrease, and Interest Problems
354(19)
 Chapter 5 Organizer
362(3)
 Chapter 5 Review Problems
365(4)
 How Am I Doing? Chapter 5 Test
369(2)
 Cumulative Test for Chapters 1--5
371(2)
 Measurement
373(52)
 American Units
374(8)
 Metric Measurements: Length
382(10)
 Metric Measurements: Volume and Weight
392(8)
 How Am I Doing? Sections 6.1--6.3
399(1)
 Converting Units
400(9)
 Solving Applied Measurement Problems
409(16)
 Chapter 6 Organizer
416(1)
 Chapter 6 Review Problems
417(4)
 How Am I Doing? Chapter 6 Test
421(2)
 Cumulative Test for Chapters 1--6
423(2)
 Geometry
425(100)
 Angles
426(9)
 Rectangles and Squares
435(10)
 Parallelograms, Trapezoids and Rhombuses
445(8)
 Triangles
453(8)
 Square Roots
461(7)
 How Am I Doing? Sections 7.1--7.5
466(2)
 The Pythagorean Theorem
468(9)
 Circles
477(10)
 Volume
487(8)
 Similar Geometric Figures
495(7)
 Solving Applied Problems Involving Geometry
502(23)
 Chapter 7 Organizer
510(4)
 Chapter 7 Review Problems
514(6)
 How Am I Doing? Chapter 7 Test
520(3)
 Cumulative Test for Chapters 1--7
523(2)
 Statistics
525(46)
 Circle Graphs
526(7)
 Bar Graphs and Line Graphs
533(8)
 How Am I Doing? Sections 8.1--8.2
540(1)
 Histograms
541(8)
 Mean, Median, and Mode
549(22)
 Chapter 8 Organizer
558(2)
 Chapter 8 Review Problems
560(6)
 How Am I Doing? Chapter 8 Test
566(3)
 Cumulative Test for Chapters 1--8
569(2)
 Signed Numbers
571(50)
572(12)
 Subtracting Signed Numbers
584(6)
 Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbers
590(8)
 How Am I Doing? Sections 9.1--9.3
597(1)
 Order of Operations with Signed Numbers
598(5)
 Scientific Notation
603(18)
 Chapter 9 Organizer
612(1)
 Chapter 9 Review Problems
613(4)
 How Am I Doing? Chapter 9 Test
617(2)
 Cumulative Test for Chapters 1--9
619(2)
 Introduction to Algebra
621(55)
 Variables and Like Terms
622(5)
 The Distributive Property
627(5)
 Solving Equations Using the Addition Property
632(5)
 Solving Equations Using the Division or Multiplication Property
637(5)
 Solving Equations Using Two Properties
642(7)
 How Am I Doing? Sections 10.1--10.5
648(1)
 Translating English to Algebra
649(7)
 Solving Applied Problems
656(20)
 Chapter 10 Organizer
667(2)
 Chapter 10 Review Problems
669(3)
 How Am I Doing? Chapter 10 Test
672(2)
 Cumulative Test for Chapters 1--10
674(2)
 Practice Final Examination
676
 Glossary
1(1)
 Appendix A: Consumer Finance Applications
1(20)
 Balancing a Checking Account
2(7)
9(7)
 Determining the Best Deal When Purchasing a Vehicle
16(5)
 Appendix B: Tables
21(4)
21(1)
 Table of Basic Multiplication Facts
21(1)
 Table of Prime Factors
22(1)
 Table of Square Roots
23(2)
 Appendix C: Scientific Calculators
25
Solutions to Practice Problems 1(1)