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Elementary Algebra : Concepts and Applications

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780201847499

ISBN10:
0201847493
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/1998
Publisher(s):
Addison Wesley
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Summary

Geared toward helping students learn and apply mathematics by incorporating the five-step problem-solving process, this text integrates real-world applications with proven pedagogy and an accessible writing style. The Bittinger/Ellenbogen hardback series has consistently provided teachers and students with the tools needed to succeed in developmental mathematics. With this revision, the authors have maintained of the hallmark features that have made this series so successful, including its Five-step problem solving process, student-oriented writing style, real data applications, and variety of exercises. Among the features added or revised, are the Technology Connection Boxes, Collaborative Corner Exercises, and World Wide Web integration. This series not only provides students with the tools necessary to learn and understand math, but also provides them with insights into how math works in the world around them.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Algebraic Expressions
1(62)
Introduction to Algebra
2(7)
The Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Laws
9(7)
Fractional Notation
16(8)
Positive and Negative Real Numbers
24(7)
Addition of Real Numbers
31(6)
Subtraction of Real Numbers
37(7)
Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers
44(6)
Exponential Notation and Order of Operations
50(13)
Summary and Review
58(3)
Test
61(2)
Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving
63(56)
Solving Equations
64(7)
Using the Principles Together
71(7)
Formulas
78(6)
Applications with Percent
84(6)
Problem Solving
90(10)
Solving Inequalities
100(8)
Solving Applications with Inequalities
108(11)
Summary and Review
115(2)
Test
117(2)
Introduction to Graphing
119(56)
Interpreting Graphs and Ordered Pairs
120(9)
Graphing Linear Equations
129(9)
Graphing and Intercepts
138(7)
More Applications Using Graphs
145(12)
Slope
157(18)
Summary and Review
168(3)
Test
171(2)
Cumulative Review: Chapters 1-3
173(2)
Polynomials
175(68)
Exponents and Their Properties
176(8)
Polynomials
184(8)
Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
192(8)
Multiplication of Polynomials
200(7)
Special Products
207(8)
Polynomials in Several Variables
215(8)
Division of Polynomials
223(5)
Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation
228(15)
Summary and Review
238(3)
Test
241(2)
Polynomials and Factoring
243(54)
Introduction to Factoring
244(6)
Factoring Trinomials of the Type x2 + bx + c
250(7)
Factoring Trinomials of the Type ax2 + bx + c
257(8)
Factoring Perfect-Square Trinomials and Differences of Squares
265(8)
Factoring: A General Strategy
273(4)
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
277(7)
Solving Applications
284(13)
Summary and Review
294(2)
Test
296(1)
Rational Expressions and Equations
297(64)
Rational Expressions
298(7)
Multiplication and Division
305(5)
Addition, Subtraction, and Least Common Denominators
310(9)
Addition and Subtraction with Unlike Denominators
319(8)
Complex Rational Expressions
327(5)
Solving Rational Equations
332(5)
Applications Using Rational Equations and Proportions
337(13)
Formulas
350(11)
Summary and Review
355(3)
Test
358(1)
Cumulative Review: Chapters 1-6
359(2)
More with Graphing
361(26)
Slope-Intercept Form
362(8)
Point-Slope Form
370(3)
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
373(5)
Direct and Inverse Variation
378(9)
Summary and Review
384(2)
Test
386(1)
Systems of Equations and Problem Solving
387(38)
Systems of Equations and Graphing
388(7)
Systems of Equations and Substitution
395(6)
Systems of Equations and Elimination
401(9)
More Applications Using Systems
410(9)
Systems of Linear Inequalities
419(6)
Summary and Review
421(2)
Test
423(2)
Radical Expressions and Equations
425(46)
Introduction to Square Roots and Radical Expressions
426(7)
Multiplying and Simplifying Radical Expressions
433(5)
Quotients Involving Square Roots
438(5)
More Operations with Radicals
443(4)
Radical Equations
447(7)
Applications Using Right Triangles
454(7)
Higher Roots and Rational Exponents
461(10)
Summary and Review
466(3)
Test
469(2)
Quadratic Equations
471
Solving Quadratic Equations: The Principle of Square Roots
472
Solving Quadratic Equations: Completing the Square
476
The Quadratic Formula and Applications
482
Complex Numbers as Solutions of Quadratic Equations
491
Graphs of Quadratic Equations
494
Functions
502
Summary and Review
511
Test
513
Cumulative Review: Chapters 1-10
515
Appendixes
A Sets
519
B Factoring Sums or Differences of Cubes
523
Tables
1 Fractional and Decimal Equivalents
529
2 Squares and Square Roots
530
3 Geometric Formulas
531
Answers A-1
Index I-1


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