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Beginning and Intermediate Algebra

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9780130909497

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0130909491
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
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Summary

Provides clear, accessible treatment of mathematics, featuring a building-block approach toward problem solving, realistic and diverse applications, and chapter organizer to help users focus their study and become effective and confident problem solvers. Softcover.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xx
To the Student xxviii
Diagnostic Pretest xxx
Real Numbers and Variables
1(62)
Pretest Chapter 1
2(1)
Addition of Real Numbers
3(10)
Subtraction of Real Numbers
13(5)
Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers
18(10)
Exponents
28(3)
Order of Arithmetic Operations
31(3)
Using the Distributive Property to Simplify Expressions
34(5)
Combining Like Terms
39(5)
Using Substitution to Evaluate Expressions and Formulas
44(7)
Putting Your Skills to Work: Measuring Your Level of Fitness
50(1)
Grouping Symbols
51(12)
Putting Your Skills to Work: Consumer Price Index
55(1)
Math in the Media
56(1)
Chapter 1 Organizer
57(2)
Chapter 1 Review Problems
59(3)
Chapter 1 Test
62(1)
Equations, Inequalities, and Applications
63(78)
Pretest Chapter 2
64(2)
The Addition Principle
66(6)
The Multiplication Principle
72(6)
Using the Addition and Multiplication Principles Together
78(7)
Equations with Fractions
85(7)
Formulas
92(7)
Putting Your Skills to Work: Controlling Emissions Levels
98(1)
Writing and Graphing Inequalities
99(5)
Solving Inequalities
104(8)
Solving Word Problems: Comparisons
112(6)
Solving Word Problems: The Value of Money and Percents
118(23)
Putting Your Skills to Work: Automobile Loans and Installment Loans
128(1)
Math in the Media
129(1)
Chepter 2 Organizer
130(3)
Chapter 2 Review Problems
133(4)
Chapter 2 Test
137(2)
Cumulative Test for Chapters 1-2
139(2)
Graphing and Functions
141(70)
Pretest Chapter 3
142(2)
Rectangular Coordinate Systems
144(10)
Graphing Linear Equations
154(10)
Slope of a Line
164(14)
Putting Your Skills to Work: Underwater Pressure
176(2)
Obtaining the Equation of a Line
178(5)
Graphing Linear Inequalities
183(5)
Functions
188(23)
Putting Your Skills to Work: Graphing the Size of Rain Forests
199(1)
Math in the Media
200(1)
Chapter 3 Organizer
201(2)
Chapter 3 Review Problems
203(4)
Chapter 3 Test
207(2)
Cumulative Test for Chapter 1-3
209(2)
Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
211(50)
Pretest Chapter 4
212(1)
Systems of Equations in Two Variables
213(13)
Putting Your Skills to Work: Endangered Species
225(1)
Systems of Equations in Three Variables
226(7)
Applications of Systems of Linear Equations
233(11)
Systems of Linear Inequalities
244(17)
Math in the Media
251(1)
Chapter 4 Organizer
252(2)
Chapter 4 Review Problems
254(4)
Chapter 4 Test
258(1)
Cumulative Test for Chapter 1-4
259(2)
Exponents and Polynomials
261(58)
Pretest Chapter 5
262(2)
The Rules of Exponents
264(9)
Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation
273(9)
Putting Your Skills to Work: The Mathematics of Forests
281(1)
Fundamental Polynomial Operations
282(5)
Multiplication of Polynomials
287(6)
Multiplication: Special Cases
293(7)
Putting Your Skills to Work: The Mathemetics of DNA
299(1)
Division of Polynomials
300(19)
Putting Your Skills to Work: The Enrollment Polynomial
307(1)
Math in the Media
308(1)
Chapter 5 Organizer
309(2)
Chapter 5 Review Problems
311(4)
Chapter 5 Test
315(1)
Cumulative Test for Chapter 1-5
316(3)
Factoring
319(52)
Pretest Chapter 6
320(1)
Introduction to Factoring
321(5)
Factor by Grouping
326(4)
Factoring Trinomials of the Form x2 + bx + c
330(7)
Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c
337(6)
Special Cases of Factoring
343(5)
A Brief Review of Factoring
348(4)
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
352(19)
Putting Your Skills to Work: Predicting Total Earnings by a Mathematical Series
360(1)
Math in the Media
361(1)
Chapter 6 Organizer
362(1)
Chapter 6 Review Problems
363(3)
Putting Your Skills to Work: The Sum-of-the-Digits Depreciation Method
366(2)
Chapter 6 Test
368(1)
Cumulative Test for Chapter 1-6
369(2)
Rational Expressions and Equations
371(52)
Pretest Chapter 7
372(1)
Simplifying Rational Expressions
373(6)
Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
379(5)
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions
384(10)
Putting Your Skills to Work: Estimating the Surplus or Deficit
392(2)
Simplifying Complex Rational Expressions
394(5)
Equations Involving Rational Expressions
399(5)
Ratio, Proportion, and Other Applied Problems
404(19)
Putting Your Skills to Work: Mathematical Measurement of Planet Orbit Time
412(1)
Math in the Media
413(1)
Chapter 7 Organizer
414(2)
Chapter 7 Review Problems
416(3)
Chapter 7 Test
419(1)
Cumulative Test for Chapter 1-7
420(3)
Rational Exponents and Radicals
423(64)
Pretest Chapter 8
424(1)
Rational Exponents
425(7)
Radical Expressions and Functions
432(8)
Simplifying, Adding, and Subtracting Radicals
440(5)
Multiplication and Division of Radicals
445(9)
Radical Equations
454(6)
Complex Numbers
460(8)
Variation
468(19)
Math in the Media
475(1)
Chapter 8 Organizer
476(3)
Putting Your Skills to Work: The Sailor's Observation Formula
479(1)
Chapter 8 Review Problems
480(3)
Chapter 8 Test
483(2)
Cumulative Test for Chapter 1-8
485(2)
Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, and Absolute Value
487(76)
Pretest Chapter 9
488(3)
Quadratic Equations
491(6)
The Quadratic Formula and Solutions to Quadratic Equations
497(8)
Equations That Can Be Transformed into Quadratic Form
505(6)
Formulas and Applications
511(10)
Quadratic Functions
521(8)
Quadratic Inequalities in One Variable
529(8)
Putting Your Skills to Work: The Mathematics of the Hoover Dam
536(1)
Absolute Value Equations
537(5)
Absolute Value Inequalities
542(21)
Math in the Media
549(1)
Chapter 9 Organizer
550(3)
Chapter 9 Review Problems
553(6)
Chapter 9 Test
559(2)
Cumulative Test for Chapter 1-9
561(2)
The Conic Sections
563(58)
Pretest Chapter 10
564(2)
The Distance Formula and the Circle
566(8)
The Parabola
574(11)
The Ellipse
585(8)
The Hyperbola
593(8)
Nonlinear Systems of Equations
601(20)
Putting Your Skills to Work: Locating the Center of an Earthquake Mathematically
608(2)
Math in the Media
610(1)
Chapter 10 Organizer
611(3)
Chapter 10 Review Problems
614(3)
Chapter 10 Test
617(2)
Cumulative Test for Chapter 1-10
619(2)
An Advanced Look at Functions
621(50)
Pretest Chapter 11
622(2)
Function Notation
624(6)
General Graphing Procedures for Functions
630(8)
Algebraic Operations on Functions
638(8)
Inverse of a Function
646(25)
Math in the Media
656(1)
Chapter 11 Organizer
657(3)
Putting Your Skills to Work: Using Polynomial Functions for Mathematical Modeling
660(2)
Chapter 11 Review Problems
662(4)
Chapter 11 Test
666(2)
Cumulative Test for Chapter 1-11
668(3)
Logarithmic and Exponential Functions
671(55)
Pretest Chapter 12
672(1)
The Exponential Function
673(9)
The Logarithmic Function
682(8)
Properties of Logarithms
690(7)
Finding Logarithmic Function Values on a Calculator
697(7)
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
704(22)
Putting Your Skills to Work: Newton's Law of Cooling
715(2)
Math in the Media
717(1)
Chapter 12 Organizer
718(2)
Chapter 12 Review Problems
720(3)
Chapter 12 Test
723(1)
Cumulative Test for Chapter 1-12
724(2)
Practice Final Examination 726
Glossary 1(2)
Appendix A: Tables
Table A-1: Table of Sqaure Roots
1(1)
Table A-2: Table of Exponential Values
2(1)
Appendix B: Mathematics Blueprint for Problem Solving 3(6)
Appendix C: Interpreting Data from Tables, Charts, and Graphs 9(10)
Appendix D: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning 19(7)
Appendix E: Determinats and Cramer's Rule 26(8)
Appendix F: Sets 34
Solutions to Practice Problems 1(1)
Selected Answers 1(1)
Applications Index 1(4)
Subject Index 5
Photo Credits 1


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