# Elementary Algebra for College Students

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## 0130800333

• Edition: 5th
• Format: Hardcover
• Publisher: Pearson College Div
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### Summary

An emphasis on the practical applications of algebra motivates students and encourages them to see algebra as an important part of their daily lives. The student-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. The Fifth Edition places a stronger emphasis on problem solving, incorporating it as a theme throughout the text. 4-color hardback text w/complete text-specific instructor and student print/media supplement package AMATYC/NCTM Standards of Content and Pedagogy integrated in preview and Perspective Chapter Openers, Graded Exercise Sets, Real-World Applications, Writing Exercises, Group Activity/Challenge problems and Calculator Corners Boxes Many step-by-step worked-out examples provide students with detailed explanation throughout the sections Helpful Hints, Common Student Error Boxes, Chapter Summaries and Practice Tests included in each chapter help students study math and review for tests Cumulative Reviews are included in every other chapter and a unique Section 1.1Study Skills for Success in Mathematics, preps students with a study skills discussion and exercise set.

PREFACE ix(12)
TO THE STUDENT xxi
 1) Real Numbers
1(90)
 1.1 Study Skills for Success in Mathematics
2(7)
 1.2 Problem Solving
9(12)
 1.3 Fractions
21(12)
 1.4 The Real Number System
33(5)
 1.5 Inequalities
38(5)
43(8)
 1.7 Subtraction of Real Numbers
51(8)
 1.8 Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers
59(8)
 1.9 Exponents, Parentheses, and the Order of Operations
67(13)
 1.10 Properties of the Real Number System
80(5)
 Summary
85(2)
 Review Exercises
87(2)
 Practice Test
89(2)
 2) Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities
91(70)
 2.1 Combining Like Terms
92(9)
 2.2 The Addition Property of Equality
101(10)
 2.3 The Multiplication Property of Equality
111(9)
 2.4 Solving Linear Equations with a Variable on Only One Side of the Equation
120(7)
 2.5 Solving Linear Equations with the Variable on Both Sides of the Equation
127(8)
 2.6 Ratios And Proportions
135(14)
 2.7 Inequalities in One Variable
149(7)
 Summary
156(1)
 Review Exercises
157(1)
 Practice Test
158(1)
 Cumulative Review Test
159(2)
 3) Formulas and Applications of Algebra
161(68)
 3.1 Formulas
162(13)
 3.2 Changing Application Problems into Equations
175(12)
 3.3 Solving Application Problems
187(16)
 3.4 Geometric Problems
203(5)
 3.5 Motion and Mixture Problems
208(14)
 Summary
222(1)
 Review Exercises
223(2)
 Practice Test
225(1)
 Cumulative Review Test
226(3)
 4) Exponents and Polynomials
229(54)
 4.1 Exponents
230(9)
 4.2 Negative Exponents
239(7)
 4.3 Scientific Notation
246(8)
 4.4 Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
254(7)
 4.5 Multiplication of Polynomials
261(11)
 4.6 Division of Polynomials
272(7)
 Summary
279(1)
 Review Exercises
279(3)
 Practice Test
282(1)
 Cumulative Review Test
282(1)
 5) Factoring
283(58)
 5.1 Factoring a Monomial from a Polynomial
284(8)
 5.2 Factoring by Grouping
292(5)
 5.3 Factoring Trinomials of the form ax^2 + bx + c, a = 1
297(9)
 5.4 Factoring Trinomials of the form ax^2 + bx + c, a is not equal to 1
306(13)
 5.5 Special Factoring Formulas and a General Review of Factoring
319(7)
 5.6 Solving Quadratic Equations Using Factoring
326(9)
 Summary
335(1)
 Review Exercises
336(2)
 Practice Test
338(1)
 Cumulative Review Test
338(3)
 6) Rational Expressions and Equations
341(62)
 6.1 Simplifying Rational Expressions
342(7)
 6.2 Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
349(7)
 6.3 Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions with a Common Denominator and Finding the Least Common Denominator
356(8)
 6.4 Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions
364(9)
 6.5 Complex Fractions
373(5)
 6.6 Solving Rational Equations
378(9)
 6.7 Rational Equations: Applications and Problem Solving
387(11)
 Summary
398(1)
 Review Exercises
399(2)
 Practice Test
401(1)
 Cumulative Review Test
402(1)
 7) Graphing Linear Equations
403(64)
 7.1 The Cartesian Coordinate System and Linear Equations in Two Variables
404(10)
 7.2 Graphing Linear Equations
414(12)
 7.3 Slope of a Line
426(7)
 7.4 Slope-Intercept and Point-Slope Forms of a Linear Equation
433(14)
 7.5 Graphing Linear Inequalities
447(3)
 7.6 Functions
450(11)
 Summary
461(1)
 Review Exercises
462(2)
 Practice Test
464(1)
 Cumulative Review Test
465(2)
 8) Systems of Linear Equations
467(48)
 8.1 Solving Systems of Equations Graphically
468(11)
 8.2 Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution
479(6)
 8.3 Solving Systems of Equations by the Addition Method
485(8)
 8.4 Systems of Equations: Applications and Problem Solving
493(14)
 8.5 Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities
507(3)
 Summary
510(1)
 Review Exercises
511(1)
 Practice Test
512(1)
 Cumulative Review Test
513(2)
515(56)
 9.1 Evaluating Square Roots
516(7)
 9.2 Multiplying and Simplifying Square Roots
523(7)
 9.3 Dividing and Simplifying Square Roots
530(5)
 9.4 Adding and Subtracting Square Roots
535(9)
544(6)
 9.6 Radicals: Applications and Problem Solving
550(9)
 9.7 Higher Roots and Rational Exponents
559(7)
 Summary
566(1)
 Review Exercises
566(3)
 Practice Test
569(1)
 Cumulative Review Test
569(2)
571(36)
 10.1 The Square Root Property
572(5)
 10.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
577(7)
584(10)
594(9)
 Summary
603(1)
 Review Exercises
604(1)
 Practice Test
605(1)
 Cumulative Review Test
606(1)
Appendices 607
A Review of Decimals and Percents 607(3)
B Finding the Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Denominator 610(2)
C Geometry 612