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Beginning Algebra, 9th edition, by Baratto, Bergman, and Hutchison is part of the latest offerings in the successful Hutchison Series in Mathematics. The book is designed for a one-semester course in beginning algebra and is appropriate for lecture, learning center, laboratory, and self-paced settings. The ninth edition continues the series’ hallmark approach of encouraging mastery of mathematics through careful practice. The text provides detailed, straightforward explanations and accessible pedagogy to help students grow their math skills from the ground up. The authors use a three-pronged approach of communication, pattern recognition, and problem solving to present concepts understandably, stimulate critical-thinking skills, and stress reading and communication skills in order to help students become effective problem-solvers. Features such as Tips for Student Success, Check Yourself exercises, and Activities underscore this approach and the underlying philosophy of mastering math through practice. Exercise sets have been significantly expanded and are now better-organized, and applications are now more thoroughly integrated throughout the text. The text is fully-integrated with McGraw-Hill’s new online learning system, Connect Math Hosted by ALEKS Corp, and is available with ALEKS 360.

Table of Contents


Applications Index

Chapter 0. An Arithmetic Review (online-only chapter)

Chapter 0: Prerequisite Check

0.1 Factors and Multiples

0.2 Fractions and Mixed Numbers

0.3 Decimals and Percents

0.4 Exponents and the Order of Operations

0.5 Positive and Negative Numbers

Chapter 0: Summary

Chapter 0: Summary Exercises

Chapter 0: Chapter Test

Chapter 1. From Arithmetic to Algebra

Chapter 1: Prerequisite Check

1.1 An Introduction to Real Numbers

1.2 Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers

1.3 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers

1.4 Transition to Algebra

1.5 Evaluating Algebraic Expressions

1.6 Adding and Subtracting Terms

1.7 Multiplying and Dividing Terms

Chapter 1: Summary

Chapter 1: Summary Exercises

Chapter 1: Chapter Test

Activity 1: Evaluating Net Pay

Chapter 2. Equations and Problem Solving

Chapter 2: Prerequisite Check

2.1 Solving Equations with the Addition Property

2.2 Solving Equations with the Multiplication Property

2.3 Combining the Rules to Solve Equations

2.4 Formulas and Problem Solving

2.5 An Introduction to Inequalities

Chapter 2: Summary

Chapter 2: Summary Exercises

Chapter 2: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-2: Cumulative Review

Activity 2: Exchanging Money

Chapter 3. Exponents and Polynomials

Chapter 3: Prerequisite Check

3.1 Positive Integer Exponents

3.2 Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation

3.3 An Introduction to Polynomials

3.4 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

3.5 Multiplying Polynomials

3.6 Dividing Polynomials

Chapter 3: Summary

Chapter 3: Summary Exercises

Chapter 3: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-3: Cumulative Review

Activity 3: Wealth and Compound Interest

Chapter 4. Factoring

Chapter 4: Prerequisite Check

4.1 An Introduction to Factoring

4.2 Factoring Trinomials of the Form x2 + bx + c

4.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c

4.4 Factoring Special Products

4.5 Factoring Strategies

4.6 Factoring and Problem Solving

Chapter 4: Summary

Chapter 4: Summary Exercises

Chapter 4: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-4: Cumulative Review

Activity 4: ISBNs and the Check Digit

Chapter 5. Rational Expressions

Chapter 5: Prerequisite Check

5.1 Simplifying Rational Expressions

5.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions

5.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

5.4 Complex Rational Expressions

5.5 Rational Expressions and Problem Solving

Chapter 5: Summary

Chapter 5: Summary Exercises

Chapter 5: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-5: Cumulative Review

Activity 5: Determining State Apportionment

Chapter 6. Linear Equations

Chapter 6: Prerequisite Check

6.1 Two-Variable Equations

6.2 The Rectangular Coordinate System

6.3 Graphing Linear Equations

6.4 The Slope of a Line

6.5 Tables and Graphs

Chapter 6: Summary

Chapter 6: Summary Exercises

Chapter 6: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-6: Cumulative Review

Activity 6: Graphing with a Calculator

Chapter 7. Equations, Inequalities, and Functions

Chapter 7: Prerequisite Check

7.1 The Slope-Intercept Form

7.2 Linear Equations

7.3 Graphing Linear Inequalities

7.4 An Introduction to Functions

Chapter 7: Summary

Chapter 7: Summary Exercises

Chapter 7: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-7: Cumulative Review

Activity 7: Graphing with the Internet

Chapter 8. Systems of Linear Equations

Chapter 8: Prerequisite Check

8.1 Graphing Systems of Linear Equations

8.2 Solving Systems of Equations with the Addition Method

8.3 Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution

8.4 Systems of Linear Inequalities

Chapter 8: Summary

Chapter 8: Summary Exercises

Chapter 8: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-8: Cumulative Review

Activity 8: Agricultural Technology

Chapter 9. Roots and Radicals

Chapter 9: Prerequisite Check

9.1 Roots and Radicals

9.2 Simplifying Radical Expressions

9.3 Operations on Radical Expressions

9.4 Solving Radical Equations

9.5 The Pythagorean Theorem

Chapter 9: Summary

Chapter 9: Summary Exercises

Chapter 9: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-9: Cumulative Review

Activity 9: The Swing of a Pendulum

Chapter 10. Quadratic Equations

Chapter 10: Prerequisite Check

10.1 Solving Quadratic Equations

10.2 Completing the Square

10.3 The Quadratic Formula

10.4 Graphing Quadratic Equations

Chapter 10: Summary

Chapter 10: Summary Exercises

Chapter 10: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-10: Cumulative Review

Activity 10: The Gravity Model

Final Examination

Answers to Prerequisite Checks, Reading Your Text, Summary Exercises, Chapter Tests, and Cumulative ReviewsIndex

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