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Develop a thorough understanding of the concepts essential to success in mathematics with BASIC MATHEMATICS, 6th Edition. Each chapter-opening application is used as a common thread to introduce new concepts. Diagrams, charts, and graphs make it easier to grasp the material. McKeague's unique and successful EPAS system of Example, Practice, Answer, and Solution prepares you for working the problem sets. Your textbook purchases includes a variety of online and CD-ROM learning aids you can use for test prep, including iLrn Tutorial, Personal Tutor with SMARTHINKING live online tutoring, the Digital Video Companion CD-ROM with MathCue, and a Book Companion Web Site with practice tests for each chapter.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534998189
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/6/2004
  • Edition description: With CD-ROM and iLrn Tutorial
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.82 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles P. "Pat" McKeague earned his B.A. in Mathematics from California State University, Northridge, and his M.S. in Mathematics from Brigham Young University. A well-known author and respected educator, he is a full-time writer and a part-time instructor at Cuesta College. He has published twelve textbooks in mathematics covering a range of topics from basic mathematics to trigonometry. An active member of the mathematics community, Professor McKeague is a popular speaker at regional conferences, including the California Mathematics Council for Community Colleges, the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Texas Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, the New Mexico Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, and the National Association for Developmental Education. He is a member of the American Mathematics Association for Two-Year Colleges, the Mathematics Association of America, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the California Mathematics Council for Community Colleges.

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Table of Contents

1.WHOLE NUMBERS. Place Value and Names For Numbers. Addition with Whole Numbers and Perimeter. Rounding Numbers, Estimating Answers, and Displaying Information. Subtraction with Whole Numbers. Multiplication with Whole Numbers and Area. Division with Whole Numbers. Exponents and Order of Operations. Area and Volume. Summary. Review. Test. A Glimpse of Algebra. Projects. 2. FRACTIONS AND MIXED NUMBERS. The Meaning and Properties of Fractions. Prime Numbers, Factors, and Reducing to Lowest Terms. Multiplication with Fractions and the Area of a Triangle. Division with Fractions. Addition and Subtraction with Fractions. Mixed-Number Notation. Multiplication and Division with Mixed Numbers. Addition and Subtraction with Mixed Numbers. Combinations of Operations and Complex Fractions. Summary. Review. Test. Cumulative Review. A Glimpse of Algebra. Projects. 3. DECIMALS. Decimal Notation and Place Value. Addition and Subtraction with Decimals. Multiplication with Decimals; Circumference and Area of a Circle. Division with Decimals. Fractions and Decimals, and the Volume of a Sphere. Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem. Summary. Review. Test. Cumulative Review. A Glimpse of Algebra. 4. RATIO AND PROPORTION. Ratios. Rates and Units Pricing. Proportions. Applications of Proportions. Similar Figures. Summary. Review. Cumulative Review. Test. Projects. 5. PERCENT. Percents, Decimals, and Fractions. Basic Percent Problems. General Applications of Percent. Sales Tax and Commission. Percent Increase or Decrease and Discount. Interest. Pie Charts. Summary. Review. Test. Cumulative Review. A Glimpse of Algebra. 6. MEASUREMENT. Unit Analysis I: Length. Unit Analysis II: Area and Volume. Unit Analysis III: Weight. Converting between the Two Systems and Temperature. Time Operations with Units of Measure. Summary. Review. Cumulative Review. Test. Projects. 7. INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA. Positive and Negative Numbers. Addition with Negative Numbers. Subtraction with Negative Numbers. Multiplication with Negative Numbers. Division with Negative Numbers. Summary. Review. Test. Cumulative Review. Test. Projects. 8. SOLVING EQUATIONS. The Distributive Property and Algebraic Expressions. The Addition Property of Equality. The Multiplication Property of Equality. Linear Equations in One Variable. Applications. Summary. Review. Test. Cumulative Review. Test. Projects. Appendix I: One Hundred Addition Facts. Appendix II: One Hundred Multiplication Facts. Appendix III: Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation. Solutions to Selected Practice Questions. Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems. Chapter Reviews, Cumulative Reviews, and Chapter Tests. Index.

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