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Basic Mathematics for College Students

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780534364939

ISBN10:
0534364934
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/15/1999
Publisher(s):
Brooks Cole

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Summary

Tussy and Gustafson's fully integrated learning process is designed to expand students' reasoning abilities and teach them how to read, write, and think mathematically. In this thorough review of arithmetic and geometry, the authors also introduce the fundamental algebraic concepts needed by students who intend to take an introductory algebra course. Tussy and Gustafson build the strong mathematical foundation necessary to give students confidence to apply their newly acquired skills in further mathematics courses, at home or on the job.

Table of Contents

1 Whole Numbers
1(58)
1.1 Whole Numbers, Place Value, and Rounding
2(9)
1.2 Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers
11(11)
1.3 Multiplying and Dividing Whole Numbers
22(15)
Estimation: Whole Number
35(2)
1.4 Prime Factors and Exponents
37(8)
1.5 Order of Operations
45(7)
Key Concept: Order of Operations
52(1)
Chapter Review
53(4)
Chapter Test
57(2)
2 The Integers
59(58)
2.1 An Introduction to the Integers
60(11)
2.2 Addition of Integers
71(8)
2.3 Subtraction of Integers
79(8)
2.4 Multiplication of Integers
87(9)
2.5 Division of Integers
96(5)
2.6 Order of Operations and Estimation
101(16)
Key Concept: Signed Numbers
108(1)
Chapter Review
109(4)
Chapter Test
113(2)
Cumulative Review Exercises
115(2)
3 Fractions and Mixed Numbers
117(68)
3.1 The Fundamental Property of Fractions
118(8)
3.2 Multiplying Fractions
126(9)
3.3 Dividing Fractions
135(6)
3.4 Adding and Subtracting Fractions
141(10)
3.5 Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Numbers
151(8)
3.6 Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
159(8)
3.7 Order of Operations and Complex Fractions
167(9)
Key Concept: The Fundamental Property of Fractions
176(1)
Chapter Review
177(6)
Chapter Test
183(2)
4 Decimals
185(58)
4.1 An Introduction to Decimals
186(8)
4.2 Addition and Subtraction with Decimals
194(8)
4.3 Multiplication with Decimals
202(7)
4.4 Division with Decimals
209(9)
Estimation: Decimals
214(4)
4.5 Fractions and Decimals
218(8)
4.6 Square Roots
226(7)
Key Concept: The Real Numbers
233(1)
Chapter Review
234(5)
Chapter Test
239(2)
Cumulative Review Exercises
241(2)
5 Percent
243(44)
5.1 Percents, Decimals, and Fractions
244(8)
5.2 Solving Percent Problems
252(9)
5.3 Applications of Percent
261(10)
Estimation: Percent
269(2)
5.4 Interest
271(8)
Key Concept: Percent
279(1)
Chapter Review
280(5)
Chapter Test
285(2)
6 Ratio, Proportion, and Measurement
287(48)
6.1 Ratio
288(6)
6.2 Proportion
294(7)
6.3 American Units of Measurement
301(9)
6.4 Metric Units of Measurement
310(8)
6.5 Converting between American and Metric Units
318(7)
Key Concept: Proportions
325(1)
Chapter Review
326(5)
Chapter Test
331(2)
Cumulative Review Exercises
333(2)
7 Descriptive Statistics
335(24)
7.1 Reading Graphs and Tables
336(12)
7.2 Mean, Median, and Mode
348(5)
Key Concept: Mean, Median, and Mode
353(1)
Chapter Review
354(3)
Chapter Test
357(2)
8 An Introduction to Algebra
359(64)
8.1 Solving Equations by Addition and Subtraction
360(8)
8.2 Solving Equations by Division and Multiplication
368(7)
8.3 Algebraic Expressions and Formulas
375(11)
8.4 Simplifying Algebraic Expressions and the Distributive Property
386(6)
8.5 Combining Like Terms
392(8)
8.6 Simplifying Expressions to Solve Equations
400(5)
8.7 Exponents
405(8)
Key Concept: Variables
413(1)
Chapter Review
414(5)
Chapter Test
419(2)
Cumulative Review Exercises
421(2)
9 Introduction to Geometry
423
9.1 Some Basic Definitions
424(9)
9.2 Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
433(6)
9.3 Polygons
439(6)
9.4 Properties of Triangles
445(9)
9.5 Perimeters and Areas of Polygons
454(11)
9.6 Circles
465(7)
9.7 Surface Area and Volume
472(10)
Key Concept: Formulas
482(1)
Chapter Review
483(8)
Chapter Test
491(2)
Cumulative Review Exercises
493
APPENDIX I Powers and Roots A-1
APPENDIX II Answers to Selected Exercises A-2
Index I-1


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