9780495188766

Elementary Algebra (Updated Media Edition with CD-ROM and 1pass for MathNow, Student Book Companion Web Site, Enhanced iLrn Tutorial)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495188766

  • ISBN10:

    049518876X

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/9/2005
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

Learn math the easy way with ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA! Study sets at the end of every chapter will improve your ability to read, write, and communicate mathematical ideas. Difficult concepts are made clear with a five-step approach to problem-solving: analyze the problem, form an equation, solve the equation, state the result, and check the solution. Prepare for exams with numerous resources located online and throughout the text such as live online tutoring, tutorials, the book companion website, chapter summaries, self-checks, practice sections, and reviews. Take advantage of the accompanying Video Skillbuilder CD-ROM that will save you class preparation time through video lessons, web quizzes, and chapter tests.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Algebra
Describing Numerical Relationships
Fractions
The Real Numbers
Adding Real Numbers
Subtracting Real Numbers
Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
Exponents and Order of Operations
Algebraic Expressions
Accent on Teamwork
Key Concept
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving
Solving Equations
Problem Solving
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
More About Solving Equations
Formulas
More About Problem Solving
Solving Inequalities
Accent on Teamwork
Key Concept
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Linear Equations and Inequalities in two Variables
Graphing Using the Rectangular Coordinate System
Graphing Linear Equations
More About Graphing Linear Equations
The Slope of a Line
Slope-Intercept Form
Point-Slope Form
Graphing Linear Inequalities
Accent on Teamwork
Key Concept
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Exponents and Polynomials
Rules for Exponents
Zero and Negative Exponents
Scientific Notation
Polynomials
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Multiplying Polynomials
Special Products
Division of Polynomials
Accent on Teamwork
Key Concept
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Factoring and Quadratic Equations
The Greatest Common Factor
Factoring by Grouping
Factoring Trinomials of the Form x2 + bx + c
Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c
Factoring Perfect Square Trinomials and Differences of Two Squares
Factoring Sums and Differences of Two Cubes
A Factoring Strategy
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Accent on Teamwork
Key Concept
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Rational Expressions and Equations
Simplifying Rational Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
Addition and Subtraction with Like Denominator
Least Common Denominators
Addition and Subtraction with Unlike Denominators
Simplifying Complex Fractions
Solving Rational Equations
Problem Solving Using Rational Equations
Proportions and Similar Triangles
Accent on Teamwork
Key Concept
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Solving Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing
Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution
Solving Systems of Equations by Elimination
Problem Solving Using Systems of Equations
Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities
Accent on Teamwork
Key Concept
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Radical Expressions and Equations
An Introduction to Square Roots
Simplifying Radical Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions
Solving Radical Equations
Higher Roots and Rational Exponents
Accent on Teamwork
Key Concept
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Solving Quadratic Equations; Functions
The Square Root Property
Completing the Square
The Quadratic Formula
Complex Numbers
Graphing Quadratic Equations
An Introduction to Functions
Variation
Accent on Teamwork
Key Concept
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Statistics
Roots and Powers
Answers to Selected Exercises
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