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Beginning Algebra

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780130867636

ISBN10:
0130867632
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2001
Publisher(s):
PRENTICE HALL

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Summary

K. Elayn Martin-Gay focuses on enhancing a traditional emphasismastering the basicswith innovative pedagogy and a meaningful, integrated learning program. Three goals drive her authorship: increase student motivation, build confidence and encourage mastery of basic skills and concept. 4-color hardback text with completely integrated teaching and learning package. New "Spotlight on Decision Making" applications introduce workplace and job-related career situations to encourage students to make judgements and develop life skills. New and updated Exercise Sets, Real-World Applications reinforce concepts crucial to students' success in developmental math. The Problem Solving Process has been refined from six steps to four: Understand, Translate, Solve and Interpret. Problem Solving is introduced early and reinforced often. New video icons and geometry icons, revised art program and enhanced pedagogy help students to master algebra concepts. Integrates MathPro 5 and MathPro 4, Tutor Center, Test Bank, CD-ROM Index, CW, Instructor to Instructor Video.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Review of Real Numbers
2(76)
Tips for Success in Mathematics
4(4)
Symbols and Sets of Numbers
8(9)
Fractions
17(8)
Introduction to Variable Expressions and Equations
25(9)
Adding Real Numbers
34(7)
Subtracting Real Numbers
41(7)
Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
48(8)
Properties of Real Numbers
56(5)
Reading Graphs
61(17)
Project: Creating and Interpreting Graphs
68(1)
Vocabulary Check
68(1)
Highlights
69(4)
Review
73(3)
Test
76(2)
Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving
78(82)
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
80(6)
The Addition Property of Equality
86(7)
The Multiplication Property of Equality
93(6)
Solving Linear Equations
99(8)
An Introduction to Problem Solving
107(9)
Formulas and Problem Solving
116(8)
Percent and Problem Solving
124(9)
Further Problem Solving
133(7)
Solving Linear Inequalities
140(20)
Project: Developing a Budget
150(1)
Vocabulary Check
151(1)
Highlights
151(5)
Review
156(2)
Test
158(1)
Cumulative Review
159(1)
Graphing
160(56)
The Rectangular Coordinate System
162(11)
Graphing Linear Equations
173(9)
Intercepts
182(7)
Slope
189(13)
Graphing Linear Inequalities
202(14)
Financial Analysis
208(1)
Vocabulary Check
208(1)
Highlights
209(3)
Review
212(2)
Test
214(1)
Cumulative Review
215(1)
Exponents and Polynomials
216(56)
Exponents
218(10)
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
228(9)
Multiplying Polynomials
237(4)
Special Products
241(6)
Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation
247(9)
Division of Polynomials
256(16)
Modeling with Polynomials
262(1)
Vocabulary Check
263(1)
Highlights
264(2)
Review
266(3)
Test
269(1)
Cumulative Review
270(2)
Factoring Polynomials
272(58)
The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
274(6)
Factoring Trinomials of the Form x2 + bx + c
280(6)
Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c
286(8)
Factoring Binomials
294(6)
Choosing a Factoring Strategy
300(5)
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
305(8)
Quadratic Equations and Problem Solving
313(17)
Choosing Among Building Options
322(1)
Vocabulary Check
322(1)
Highlights
323(3)
Review
326(1)
Test
327(1)
Cumulative Review
328(2)
Rational Expressions
330(68)
Simplifying Rational Expressions
332(7)
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
339(7)
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Common Denominators and Least Common Denominator
346(7)
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Unlike Denominators
353(6)
Simplifying Complex Fractions
359(6)
Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions
365(8)
Ratio and Proportion
373(6)
Rational Equations and Problem Solving
379(19)
Comparing Dosage Formulas
387(1)
Vocabulary Check
388(1)
Highlights
389(4)
Review
393(2)
Test
395(1)
Cumulative Review
396(2)
Further Graphing
398(40)
The Slope-Intercept Form
400(6)
The Point-Slope Form
406(8)
Graphing Nonlinear Equations
414(7)
Functions
421(17)
Matching Descriptions of Linear Data to Their Equations and Graphs
430(1)
Vocabulary Check
431(1)
Highlights
432(1)
Review
433(2)
Test
435(1)
Cumulative Review
436(2)
Solving Systems of Linear Equations
438(42)
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing
440(7)
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution
447(6)
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Addition
453(6)
Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving
459(9)
Systems of Linear Inequalities
468(12)
Analyzing the Courses of Ships
472(1)
Vocabulary Check
473(1)
Highlights
474(3)
Review
477(1)
Test
478(1)
Cumulative Review
479(1)
Roots and Radicals
480(48)
Introduction to Radicals
482(6)
Simplifying Radicals
488(6)
Adding and Subtracting Radicals
494(3)
Multiplying and Dividing Radicals
497(7)
Solving Equations Containing Radicals
504(5)
Radical Equations and Problem Solving
509(7)
Rational Exponents
516(12)
Investigating the Dimensions of Cylinders
520(1)
Vocabulary Check
521(1)
Higlights
522(3)
Review
525(1)
Test
526(1)
Cumulative Review
527(1)
Solving Quadratic Equations
528(2)
Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Method
530(4)
Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
534(5)
Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula
539(7)
Summary of Methods for Solving Quadratic Equations and Problem Solving
546(4)
Complex Solutions of Quadratic Equations
550(5)
Graphing Quadratic Equations
555(18)
Modeling a Physical Situation
562(1)
Vocabulary Check
563(1)
Highlights
564(3)
Review
567(2)
Test
569(1)
Cumulative Review
570(3)
APPENDICES
A. Operations on Decimals
573(2)
B. Review of Angles, Lines, and Special Triangles
575(8)
C. Review of Geometric Figures
583(4)
D. Mean, Median, and Mode
587(4)
E. Table of Squares and Square Roots
591(2)
F. Review of Volume and Surface Area
593
Answers to Selected Exercises 1(1)
Index 1(1)
Photo Credits 1


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