Elementary Algebra for College Students

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2011
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This dynamic new edition of this proven series adds cutting edge print and media resources. An emphasis on the practical applications of algebra motivates learners and encourages them to see algebra as an important part of their daily lives. The reader-friendly writing style uses short, clear sentences and easy-to-understand language, and the outstanding pedagogical program makes the material easy to follow and comprehend.KEY TOPICSChapter topics cover real numbers, solving linear equations and inequalities, formulas and applications of algebra, exponents and polynomials, factoring, rational expressions and equations, graphing linear equations, systems of linear equations, roots and radicals, and quadratic equations.For the study of Algebra.

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter concludes with Chapter Summary, Chapter Review Exercises, and Chapter Practice Test and after Chapter 1, Cumulative Review Test
Preface To the Student
Real Numbers
Study Skills for Success in Mathematics
Problem Solving
The Real Number System
Inequalities Mid-Chapter Test: Sections
Addition of Real Numbers
Subtraction of Real Numbers
Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers
Exponents, Parentheses, and the Order of Operations
Properties of the Real Number System
Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities
Combining Like Terms
The Addition Property of Equality
The Multiplication Property of Equality
Solving Linear Equations with a Variable on Only One Side of the Equation Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 2.1-2.4
Solving Linear Equations with the Variable on Both Sides of the Equation
Ratios and Proportions
Inequalities in One Variable
Applications of Algebra
Changing Application Problems into Equations
Solving Application Problems Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 3.1-3.2
Geometric Problems
Motion, Money, and Mixture Problems
Exponents and Polynomials
Negative Exponents
Scientific Notation Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 4.1-4.3
Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
Multiplication of Polynomials
Division of Polynomials
Factoring a Monomial from a Polynomial
Factoring by Grouping
Factoring Trinomials of the form axsup2; + bx + c, a = 1
Factoring Trinomials of the form axsup2; + bx + c, a G+ 1 Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 5.1-5.4
Special Factoring Formulas and a General Review of Factoring
Solving Quadratic Equations Using Factoring
Applications of Quadratic Equations
Rational Expressions and Equations
Simplifying Rational Expressions
Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions with a Common Denominator and Finding the Least Common Denominator
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 6.1-6.4
Complex Fractions
Solving Rational Equations
Rational Eq
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