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# Beginning Algebra

## 9780136007029

**by**Martin-Gay, Elayn

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### Author Biography

An award-winning instructor and best-selling author, Elayn Martin-Gay has taught mathematics at the University of New Orleans for more than 25 years. Her numerous teaching awards include the local University Alumni Association’s Award for *Excellence in Teaching*, and *Outstanding Developmental Educator* at University of New Orleans, presented by the Louisiana Association of Developmental Educators.

Prior to writing textbooks, Elayn developed an acclaimed series of lecture videos to support developmental mathematics students in their quest for success. These highly successful videos originally served as the foundation material for her texts. Today, the videos are specific to each book in the Martin-Gay series. Elayn also pioneered the **Chapter Test Prep Video** to help students as they prepare for a test—their most “teachable moment!”

Elayn’s experience has made her aware of how busy instructors are and what a difference quality support makes. For this reason, she created the **Instructor-to-Instructor** video series. These videos provide instructors with suggestions for presenting specific math topics and concepts in basic mathematics, Prealgebra, beginning algebra, and intermediate algebra. Seasoned instructors can use them as a source for alternate approaches in the classroom. New or adjunct faculty may find the CDs useful for review.

Her textbooks and acclaimed video program support Elayn's passion of helping **every** student to succeed.

### Table of Contents

Review of Real Numbers | |

Tips for Success in Mathematics | |

Symbols and Sets of Numbers | |

Fractions | |

Introduction to Variable Expressions and Equations | |

Adding Real Numbers | |

Subtracting Real Numbers | |

Integrated Review - Operations on Real Numbers | |

Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers | |

Properties of Real Numbers | |

Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving | |

Simplifying Algebraic Expressions | |

The Addition Property of Equality | |

The Multiplication Property of Equality | |

Solving Linear Equations | |

Integrated Review - Solving Linear Equations | |

An Introduction to Problem Solving | |

Formulas and Problem Solving | |

Percent and Mixture Problem Solving | |

Further Problem Solving | |

Solving Linear Inequalities | |

Graphing | |

Reading Graphs and the Rectangular Coordinate System | |

Graphing Linear Equations | |

Intercepts | |

Slope and Rate of Change | |

Integrated Review - Summary on Slope and Graphing Linear Equations | |

Equations of Lines | |

Functions | |

Solving Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities | |

Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing | |

Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution | |

Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Addition | |

Integrated Review - Solving Systems of Equations | |

Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving | |

Graphing Linear Inequalities | |

Systems of Linear Inequalities | |

Exponents and Polynomials | |

Exponents | |

Adding and Subtracting Polynomials | |

Multiplying Polynomials | |

Special Products | |

Integrated Review - Exponents and Operations on Polynomials | |

Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation | |

Dividing Polynomials | |

Factoring Polynomials | |

The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping | |

Factoring Trinomials of the Form x2 + bx + c | |

Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c and Perfect Square Trinomials | |

Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c by Grouping | |

Factoring Binomials | |

Integrated Review-Choosing a Factoring Strategy | |

Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring | |

Quadratic Equations and Problem Solving | |

Rational Expressions | |

Simplifying Rational Expressions | |

Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions | |

Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Common Denominators and Least Common Denominator | |

Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Unlike Denominators | |

Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions | |

Integrated Review-Summary on Rational Expressions | |

Proportion and Problem Solving with Rational Equations | |

Variation and Problem Solving | |

Simplifying Complex Fractions | |

Roots and Radicals | |

Introduction to Radicals | |

Simplifying Radicals | |

Adding and Subtracting Radicals | |

Multiplying and Dividing Radicals | |

Integrated Review - Simplifying Radicals | |

Solving Equations Containing Radicals | |

Radical Equations and Problem Solving | |

Rational Exponents | |

Quadratic Equations | |

Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Property | |

Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square | |

Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula | |

Integrated Review-Summary on Solving Quadratic Equations | |

Complex Solutions of Quadratic Equations | |

Graphing Quadratic Equations | |

Appendices | |

The Bigger Picture/Practice Final Exam | |

The Big | |

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