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Marge Lial was always interested in math; it was her favorite subject in the first grade! Marge's intense desire to educate both her students and herself has inspired the writing of numerous best-selling textbooks. Marge, who received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from California State University at Sacramento, is affiliated with American River College. Marge is an avid reader and traveler. Her travel experiences often find their way into her books as applications, exercise sets, and feature sets. She is particularly interested in archeology. Trips to various digs and ruin sites have produced some fascinating problems for her textbooks involving such topics as the building of Mayan pyramids and the acoustics of ancient ball courts in the Yucatan.
When John Hornsby enrolled as an undergraduate at Louisiana State University, he was uncertain whether he wanted to study mathematics education or journalism. His ultimate decision was to become a teacher, but after twenty-five years of teaching at the high school and university levels and fifteen years of writing mathematics textbooks, both of his goals have been realized. His love for both teaching and for mathematics is evident in his passion for working with students and fellow teachers as well. His specific professional interests are recreational mathematics, mathematics history, and incorporating graphing calculators into the curriculum. John's personal life is busy as he devotes time to his family (wife Gwen, and sons Chris, Jack, and Josh). He has been a rabid baseball fan all of his life. John's other hobbies include numismatics (the study of coins) and record collecting. He loves the music of the 1960s and has an extensive collection of the recorded works of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
A native Midwesterner, Terry McGinnis received her Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Mathematics from Iowa State University. She has taught elementary and middle school mathematics, and developed and implemented the curriculum used with her students. Terry has been involved in college mathematics publishing for over 20 years, working with a variety of authors on textbooks in developmental mathematics and precalculus. After working behind the scenes on many of the Lial/Hornsby textbooks and supplements for over 10 years, Terry joined Margaret Lial and John Hornsby in 2002 as coauthor of their developmental mathematics series that includes Introductory Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Introductory and Intermediate Algebra. When not working, Terry enjoys spinning at a local health club, walking, and reading fiction. She is the devoted mother of two sons, Andrew and Tyler.
Table of Contents
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|Introduction to Algebra: Integers|
|Introduction to Signed Numbers|
|Rounding and Estimating|
|Exponents and Order of Operations|
|Understanding Variables and Solving Equations|
|Introduction to Variables|
|Solving Equations Using Addition|
|Solving Equations Using Division|
|Solving Equations with Several Steps|
|Solving Application Problems|
|Problem Solving: Perimeter|
|Problem Solving: Area|
|Application Problems with One Unknown Quantity|
|Application Problems with Two Unknown Quantities|
|Rational Numbers: Positive and Negative Fractions|
|Introduction to Positive and Negative Fractions|
|Writing Fractions in Lowest Terms|
|Multiplying and Dividing Signed Fractions|
|Adding and Subtracting Signed Fractions|
|Problem Solving: Mixed Numbers and Estimating|
|Exponents, Order of Operations, and Complex Fractions|
|Problem Solving: Equations Containing Fractions|
|Geometry Applications: Area and Volume|
|Positive and Negative Decimal Numbers|
|Reading and Writing Decimal Numbers|
|Rounding Decimal Numbers|
|Adding and Subtracting Decimal Numbers|
|Multiplying Decimal Numbers|
|Dividing Decimal Numbers|
|Fractions and Decimals|
|Introduction to Statistics: Mean, Median, Mode, and Variability|
|Geometry Applications: Pythagorean Theorem|
|Problem Solving: Equations Containing Decimals|
|Geometry Applications: Circles, Cylinders, and Surface Area|
|Ratio, Proportion, and Line/Angle/Triangle Relationships|
|Problem Solving: Proportions|
|Geometry: Lines and Angles|
|Geometry Applications: Congruent and Similar Triangles|
|The Basics of Percent|
|The Percent Proportion|
|The Percent Equation|
|Problem Solving with Percent|
|Consumer Applications: Sales Tax, Tips, and Discounts, and Simple Interest|
|Problem Solving with US Customary Measurements|
|The Metric System-Length|
|The Metric System-Capacity and Mass (Weight)|
|Problem Solving with Metric Measurements|
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