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Basic College Mathematics : A Real-World Approach

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Summary

Basic College Mathematics, 4ewill be a review of fundamental math concepts for some students and may break new ground for others. Nevertheless, students of all backgrounds will be delighted to find a refreshing book that appeals to all learning styles and reaches out to diverse demographics. Through down-to-earth explanations, patient skill-building, and exceptionally interesting and realistic applications, this worktext will empower students to learn and master mathematics in the real world. Bello has written a textbook with mathanxious students in mind to combat the issue of student motivation, something that instructors face with each class. The addition of Green Math examples and applications expands Bello's reach into current, timely subjects.

Table of Contents

1. WHOLE NUMBERS

1.1 Standard Numerals

1.2 Ordering and Rounding Whole Numbers

1.3 Addition

1.4 Subtraction

1.5 Multiplication

1.6 Division

1.7 Primes, Factors, and Exponents

1.8 Order of Operations and Grouping Symbols

1.9 Equations and Problem Solving

2. FRACTIONS AND MIXED NUMBERS

2.1 Fractions and Mixed Numbers

2.2 Equivalent Fractions: Building and Reducing

2.3 Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Mixed Numbers

2.4 The Lease Common Multiple (LCM)

2.5 Addition and Subtraction of Mixed Numbers

2.6 Order of Operations and Grouping Symbols

2.7 Equations and Problem Solving

3. DECIMALS

3.1 Addition and Subtraction of Decimals

3.2 Multiplication and Division of Decimals

3.3 Fractions and Decimals

3.4 Decimals, Fractions, and Order of Operations

3.5 Equations and Problem Solving

4. RATIO, RATE, AND PROPORTION

4.1 Ratio

4.2 Rates

4.3 Proportion

4.4 Problem Solving Involving Proportions

5. PERCENT

5.1 Percent Notation

5.2 Percent Problems

5.3 Solving Percent Problems Using Proportions

5.4 Taxes, Interest, Commissions, and Discounts

5.5 Applications: Percent of Increase or Decrease

5.6 Consumer Credit

6. STATISTICS AND GRAPHS

6.1 Tables and Pictographs

6.2 Bar and Line Graphs

6.3 Circle Graphs (Pie Charts)

6.4 Mean, Median, and Mode

7. MEASUREMENT AND THE METRIC SYSTEM

7.1 Length: U.S. System

7.2 Length: The Metric System

7.3 Length: U.S. to Metric and Metric to U.S. Conversions

7.4 Area: U.S., Metric, and Conversions

7.5 Volume (Capacity): U.S., Metric, and Conversions

7.6 Weight and Temperature: U.S., Metric, and Conversions

8. GEOMETRY

8.1 Lines, Angles, and Triangles

8.2 Finding Perimeters

8.3 Finding Areas

8.4 Volumes of Solids

8.5 Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem

9. THE REAL NUMBERS

9.1 Addition and Subtraction of Integers

9.2 Multiplication and Division of Integers

9.3 The Rational Numbers

9.4 Order of Operations

10. INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA

10.1 Introduction to Algebra

10.2 The Algebra of Exponents

10.3 Scientific Notation

10.4 Solving Linear Equations

10.5 Applications: Word Problems



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