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Introductory Algebra: Student Edition

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780321012678

ISBN10:
0321012674
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
11/1/1997
Publisher(s):
Pearson College Div
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Summary

The Lial/Miller developmental mathematics paperback series has helped thousands of students succeed in math. In keeping with its proven track record, this revision includes an enhanced art program, many new exercises, and three new features: Interpreting Technology, Numbers in the Real World, and Mathematical Connections. In addition, its comprehensive support package of materials and supplements has been fully revised and updated to support both students and instructors, including a "Real to Reel" video series and World Wide Web site (www.mathnotes.com), both new to this edition.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Feature Walk-Through xii
An Introduction to Scientific Calculators xv
To the Student: Success in Algebra xix
Prealgebra Review
1(20)
Fractions
1(12)
Numbers in the Real World: Interpreting Stock Market Figures
8(5)
Decimals and Percents
13(8)
The Real Number System
21(88)
Exponents, Order of Operations, and Inequality
21(8)
Variables, Expressions, and Equations
29(8)
Real Numbers and the Number Line
37(8)
Addition of Real Numbers
45(8)
Subtraction of Real Numbers
53(8)
Multiplication of Real Numbers
61(8)
Division of Real Numbers
69(10)
Numbers in the Real World: The Magic Number in Sports
74(5)
Properties of Addition and Multiplication
79(12)
Numbers in the Real World: Calendar Mathematics
86(5)
Simplifying Expressions
91(18)
Summary
97(4)
Review Exercises
101(6)
Test
107(2)
Solving Equations and Inequalities
109(72)
The Addition Property of Equality
109(6)
The Multiplication Property of Equality
115(6)
More on Solving Linear Equations
121(8)
An Introduction to Applied Problems
129(10)
Numbers in the Real World: Just How Is Wind-Chill Factor Determined?
134(5)
Formulas and Geometry Applications
139(10)
Ratio and Proportion; Percent
149(10)
Numbers in the Real World: The Changing Face of the United States
154(5)
The Addition and Multiplication Properties of Inequality
159(22)
Summary
169(3)
Numbers in the Real World: Calendar Mathematics: Number Patterns
172(1)
Review Exercises
173(4)
Test
177(2)
Cumulative Review Exercises Chapters R-2
179(2)
Exponents and Polynomials
181(62)
The Product Rule and Power Rules for Exponents
181(8)
Numbers in the Real World: Do You Have the Knack for Percent?
186(3)
Integer Exponents and the Quotient Rule
189(8)
An Application of Exponents: Scientific Notation
197(4)
Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
201(10)
Multiplication of Polynomials
211(6)
Products of Binomials
217(6)
Division of a Polynomial by a Monomial
223(4)
The Quotient of Two Polynomials
227(16)
Summary
233(2)
Review Exercises
235(4)
Test
239(2)
Cumulative Review Exercises Chapters R-3
241(2)
Factoring
243(58)
Factors; The Greatest Common Factor
243(8)
Numbers in the Real World: Number Patterns in Our World
248(3)
Factoring Trinomials
251(6)
Numbers in the Real World: Using Number Properties in Identification
254(3)
More on Factoring Trinomials
257(8)
Numbers in the Real World: The Influence of Spanish Coinage on Stock Prices
262(3)
Special Factorizations
265(8)
Summary Exercises on Factoring
271(2)
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
273(8)
Numbers in the Real World: Using Computers to Break Codes
278(3)
Applications of Quadratic Equations
281(20)
Summary
289(2)
Review Exercises
291(6)
Test
297(2)
Cumulative Review Exercises Chapters R-4
299(2)
Rational Expressions
301(68)
The Fundamental Property of Rational Expressions
301(8)
Numbers in the Real World: The Dangers of Ultraviolet Rays
306(3)
Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
309(6)
Least Common Denominators
315(6)
Numbers in the Real World: Statistics Require Careful Interpretation
318(3)
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions
321(8)
Numbers in the Real World: Number Magic
326(3)
Complex Fractions
329(6)
Equations Involving Rational Expressions
335(10)
Numbers in the Real World: Geometry in Our World
340(3)
Summary Exercises on Rational Expressions
343(2)
Applications of Rational Expressions
345(24)
Numbers in the Real World: Big Numbers in Our World (and Others)... And Just How Big Is a Googol?
352(5)
Summary
357(4)
Review Exercises
361(4)
Test
365(2)
Cumulative Review Exercises Chapters R-5
367(2)
Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables
369(70)
Reading Graphs; Linear Equations in Two Variables
369(14)
Numbers in the Real World: How Figures Can Be Used to Picture an Economy
376(7)
Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables
383(14)
Numbers in the Real World: Some Facts and Figures on Children's Allowances
390(7)
The Slope of a Line
397(10)
Equations of a Line
407(10)
Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
417(22)
Summary
425(3)
Numbers in the Real World: Risky Business
428(1)
Review Exercises
429(4)
Test
433(4)
Cumulative Review Exercises Chapters R-6
437(2)
Linear Systems of Equations and Inequalities
439(52)
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing
439(8)
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Addition
447(10)
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution
457(8)
Applications of Linear Systems
465(8)
Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities
473(18)
Summary
477(2)
Review Exercises
479(6)
Test
485(2)
Cumulative Review Exercises Chapters R-7
487(4)
Roots and Radicals
491(58)
Finding Roots
491(10)
Multiplication and Division of Radicals
501(8)
Addition and Subtraction of Radicals
509(4)
Rationalizing the Denominator
513(6)
Simplifying Radical Expressions
519(8)
Equations with Radicals
527(22)
Numbers in the Real World: Are You a Good ``Guesstimator''?
532(5)
Summary
537(2)
Review Exercises
539(6)
Test
545(2)
Cumulative Review Exercises Chapters R-8
547(2)
Quadratic Equations
549
Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Property
549(6)
Numbers in the Real World: A Mathematical Model of the Spread of AIDS
552(3)
Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
555(8)
Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula
563(10)
Summary Exercises on Quadratic Equations
571(2)
Graphing Quadratic Equations in Two Variables
573
Summary
579(2)
Review Exercises
581(4)
Test
585(2)
Cumulative Review Exercises Chapters R-9
587
Answers to Selected Exercises A-1
Solutions to Selected Exercises A-29
Index I-1
Video Correlation Guide I-7


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