# Algebra: A Combined Approach / Edition 4

This package consists of the textbook plus an access kit for MyMathLab/MyStatLab.

Elayn Martin-Gay firmly believes that every student can succeed, and her developmental math textbooks and video resources are motivated by this belief. Algebra: A Combined Approach, Fourth Edition was written to provide students with a solid foundation

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## Overview

This package consists of the textbook plus an access kit for MyMathLab/MyStatLab.

Elayn Martin-Gay firmly believes that every student can succeed, and her developmental math textbooks and video resources are motivated by this belief. Algebra: A Combined Approach, Fourth Edition was written to provide students with a solid foundation in algebra and help them effectively transition to their next mathematics course. The new edition offers new resources like the Student Organizer and now includes Student Resources in the back of the book to help students on their quest for success.

MyMathLab provides a wide range of homework, tutorial, and assessment tools that make it easy to manage your course online.

## Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321760234
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/31/2011
Series:
Martin-Gay Developmental Math Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1152
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.30(d)

## Related Subjects

R. Prealgebra Review

R.1 Factors and the Least Common Multiple

R.2 Fractions

R.3 Decimals and Percents

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Chapter Highlights

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1. Real Numbers and Introduction to Algebra

1.1 Study Skills Tips for Sucess in Mathematics

1.2 Symbols and Sets of Numbers

1.3 Expnents, Order of Operations, and Variable Expressions

1.5 Subtracting Real Numbers

1.6 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers

1.7 Properties of Real Numbers

1.8 Simplifying Expressions

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Chapter Highlights

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2. Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving

2.1 The Addition Property of Equality

2.2 The Multiplication Property of Equality

2.3 Further Solving Linear Equations

2.4 An Introduction to Problem Solving

2.5 Formulas and Problem Solving

2.6 Percent and Mixture Problem Solving

2.7 Linear Inequalities and Problem Solving

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Chapter Highlights

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3. Graphing Equations and Inequalities

3.1 Reading Graphs and the Rectangular Coordinate System

3.2 Graphing Linear Equations

3.3 Intercepts

3.4 Slope and Rate of Change

3.5 Equations of Lines

3.6 Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables

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4. Systems of Equations

4.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing

4.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution

4.3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Addtion

4.4 Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving

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5. Exponents and Polynomials

5.1 Exponents

5.2 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation

5.3 Introduction to Polynomials

5.5 Multiplying Polynomials

5.6 Special Products

5.7 Dividing Polynomials

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6. Factoring Polynomials

6.1 The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping

6.2 Factoring Trinomials of the Form x2 + bx + c

6.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c

6.4 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c by Grouping

6.5 Factoring by Special Products

6.6 Solving Quadratic Equations and Problem Solving

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7. Rational Expressions

7.1 Simplifying Rational Expressions

7.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions

7.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with the Same Denominator and Least Common Denominator

7.4 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Different Denominators

7.5 Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions

7.6 Proportions and Problem Solving with Rational Equations

7.7 Simplifying Complex Fractions

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8. Graphs and Functions

8.1 Review of Equations of Lines and Writing Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

8.2 Introduction to Functions

8.3 Polynomial and Rational Functions

8.4 Interval Notation, Finding Domains and Ranges from Graphs, and Graphing Piecewise-Defined Functions

8.5 Shifting and Reflecting Graphs of Functions

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9. Systems of Equations and Inequalities and Variation

9.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables and Problem Solving

9.2 Solving Systems of Equations Using Matrices

9.3 Systems of Linear Inequalities

9.4 Variation and Problem Solving

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10. Rational Exponents, Radicals, and Complex Numbers

10.2 Rational Exponents

10.5 Rationalizing Numerators and Denominators of Radical Expressions

10.6 Radical Equations and Problem Solving

10.7 Complex Numbers

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11.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square

11.3 Solving Equations by Using Quadratic Methods

11.4 Nonlinear Inequalities in One Variable

11.5 Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs

11.6 Further Graphing of Quadratic Functions

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12. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

12.1 The Algebra of Functions

12.2 Inverse Functions

12.3 Exponential Functions

12.4 Exponential Functions

12.5 Logarithmic Functions

12.6 Properties of Logarithms

12.7 Common Logarithms, Natural Logarithms, and Change of Base

12.8 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and Problem Solving

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13. Conic Sections

13.1 The Parabola and the Circle

13.2 The Ellipse and the Hyperbola

13.3 Solving Nonlinear Systems of Equations

13.4 Nonlinear Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities

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Appendices

Appendix A: Transition Review: Exponents, Polynomials, and Factoring Strategies

Appendix B: Transition Review: Solving Linear and Quadratic Equations

Appendix C: Sets and Compound Inequalities

Appendix D: Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

Appendix E: Determinants and Cramer’s Rule

Appendix F: Review of Angles, Lines, and Special Triangles

Appendix G: Stretching and Compressing Graphs of Absolute Value Functions

Appendix H: An Introduction to Using a Graphing Utility