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Pat McKeague's seventh edition of BASIC MATHEMATICS is the book for the modern user like you. Like its predecessors, the seventh edition is clear, concise, and patient in explaining the concepts. This new edition contains hundreds of new and updated examples and applications, a redesign that includes cleaner graphics and images (some from Google Earth) that allow you to see the connection between mathematics and your world. This includes references to contemporary topics like gas prices and some of today's most forward thinking companies like Google.
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.
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.
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.
4.RATIO AND PROPORTION. Ratios, Rates, and Unit Pricing. Proportions. Applications. Similar Figures.
5.PERCENT. Percents, Decimals, and Fractions. Basic Percent Problems. General Applications of Percents. Sales Tax and Commission. Percent Increase or Decrease, and Discount. Interest.
6.MEASUREMENTS. 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. 7.INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA. Positive and Negative Numbers. Addition with Negative Numbers. Subtraction with Negative Numbers. Multiplication with Negative Numbers. Division with NegativeNumbers.
8.SOLVING EQUATIONS. The Distributive Property and Algebraic Expressions. The Addition Property of Equality. Linear Equations in One Variable.
Appendixes. I: One Hundred Addition Facts. II: One Hundred Multiplication Facts. III: Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation. Solution to Selected Practice Problems. Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems, and