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Elementary Algebra,9780321358370

Elementary Algebra

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Edition:
3rd
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9780321358370

ISBN10:
0321358376
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2011
Publisher(s):
Addison Wesley
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Summary

While using Elementary Algebra, Second Edition, you will find that the text focuses on building competence and confidence. The authors present the concepts, show how to do the math, and explain the reasoning behind it in a language you can understand. The text ties concepts together using the Algebra Pyramid, which will help you see the big picture of algebra. The skills Carson presents through both the Learning Strategy boxes and the Study System, introduced in the Preface and incorporated throughout the text, will not only enhance your elementary algebra experience but will also help you succeed in future college courses. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
To the Student xvii
Learning Styles Inventory xxiii
Foundations of Algebra
1(100)
Number Sets and the Structure of Algebra
2(9)
Fractions
11(13)
Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers; Properties of Real Numbers
24(17)
Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers; Properties of Real Numbers
41(15)
Exponents, Roots, and Order of Operations
56(14)
Translating Word Phrases to Expressions
70(8)
Evaluating and Rewriting Expressions
78(23)
Summary
89(6)
Review Exercises
95(4)
Practice Test
99(2)
Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities
101(88)
Equations, Formulas, and the Problem-Solving Process
102(16)
The Addition Principle
118(14)
The Multiplication Principle
132(15)
Applying the Principles to Formulas
147(6)
Translating Word Sentences to Equations
153(11)
Solving Linear Inequalities
164(25)
Summary
177(5)
Review Exercises
182(4)
Practice Test
186(3)
Problem Solving
189(78)
Ratios and Proportions
190(15)
Percents
205(16)
Problems with Two or More Unknowns
221(15)
Rates
236(8)
Investment and Mixture
244(23)
Summary
252(5)
Review Exercises
257(5)
Practice Test
262(2)
Chapters 1--3 Cumulative Review Exercises
264(3)
Graphing Linear Equations and Inequalities
267(106)
The Rectangular Coordinate System
268(9)
Graphing Linear Equations
277(12)
Graphing Using Intercepts
289(10)
Slope-Intercept Form
299(14)
Point-Slope Form
313(14)
Graphing Linear Inequalities
327(10)
Introduction to Functions and Function Notation
337(36)
Summary
355(8)
Review Exercises
363(7)
Practice Test
370(3)
Polynomials
373(86)
Exponents and Scientific Notation
374(13)
Introduction to Polynomials
387(13)
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
400(11)
Exponent Rules and Multiplying Monomials
411(12)
Multiplying Polynomials; Special Products
423(12)
Exponent Rules and Dividing Polynomials
435(24)
Summary
451(3)
Review Exercises
454(4)
Practice Test
458(1)
Factoring
459(78)
Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
460(11)
Factoring Trinomials of the Form x2 + bx + c
471(7)
Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c, where a ≠ 1
478(9)
Factoring Special Products
487(9)
Strategies for Factoring
496(6)
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
502(13)
Graphs of Quadratic Equations and Functions
515(22)
Summary
525(5)
Review Exercises
530(3)
Practice Test
533(1)
Chapters 1--6 Cumulative Review Exercises
534(3)
Rational Expressions and Equations
537(92)
Simplifying Rational Expressions
538(14)
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
552(11)
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with the Same Denominator
563(7)
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Different Denominators
570(12)
Complex Rational Expressions
582(9)
Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions
591(10)
Applications with Rational Expressions
601(28)
Summary
615(7)
Review Exercises
622(4)
Practice Test
626(3)
Systems of Equations
629(70)
Solving Systems of Linear Equations Graphically
630(11)
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution
641(11)
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Elimination
652(12)
More Applications with Systems of Equations
664(14)
Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities
678(21)
Summary
688(5)
Review Exercises
693(4)
Practice Test
697(2)
Roots and Radicals
699(74)
Square Roots and Radical Expressions
700(10)
Multiplying and Simplifying Square Roots
710(6)
Dividing and Simplifying Square Roots
716(11)
Adding and Subtracting Square Roots
727(11)
Solving Radical Equations
738(10)
Higher Roots and Rational Exponents
748(25)
Summary
760(4)
Review Exercises
764(5)
Practice Test
769(1)
Chapters 1--9 Cumulative Review Exercises
770(3)
Quadratic Equations
773
The Square Root Principle
774(11)
Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
785(9)
Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Quadratic Formula
794(12)
Complex Numbers
806(9)
Graphing Quadratic Equations
815
Summary
830(5)
Review Exercises
835(4)
Practice Test
839(2)
Chapters 1--10 Cumulative Review Exercises
841
Answers (Student edition only) 1(1)
Glossary 1(1)
Index 1(1)
Applications Index 1(1)
Photograph Credits 1


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