Elementary Algebra: Concepts and Applications / Edition 8

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KEY BENEFIT: The Bittinger Concepts and Applications Series brings proven pedagogy to a new generation of students, with updates throughout to help today’s students learn. Bittinger transitions students from skills-based math to the concepts-oriented math required for college courses, and supports students with quality applications and exercises to help them apply and retain their knowledge. New features such as Translating for Success and Visualizing for Success unlock the way students think, making math accessible to them.

KEY TOPICS: Introduction to Algebraic Expressions; Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving; Introduction to Graphing; Polynomials; Polynomials and Factoring; Rational Expressions and Equations; Systems and More Graphing; Radical Expressions and Equations; Quadratic Equations

MARKET: For all readers interested in algebra.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321557179
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 12/5/2008
  • Series: Bittinger Concepts and Applications Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

<>1. Introduction to Algebraic Expressions

Introduction to Algebra

The Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Laws

Fraction Notation

Positive and Negative Real Numbers

Addition of Real Numbers

Subtraction of Real Numbers

Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers

Exponential Notation and Order of Operations

2. Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving

Solving Equations

Using the Principles Together


Applications with Percent

Problem Solving

Solving Inequalities

Solving Applications with Inequalities

3. Introduction to Graphing

Reading Graphs, Plotting Points, and Scaling Graphs

Graphing Linear Equations

Graphing and Intercepts



Slope-Intercept Form

Point-Slope Form

4. Polynomials

Exponents and Their Properties


Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials

Multiplication of Polynomials

Special Products

Polynomials in Several Variables

Division of Polynomials

Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation

5. Polynomials and Factoring

Introduction to Factoring

Factoring Trinomials of the Type x 2 + bx + c

Factoring Trinomials of the Type ax 2 + bx + c

Factoring Perfect-Square Trinomials and Differences of Squares

Factoring: A General Strategy

Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring

Solving Applications

6. Rational Expressions and Equations

Rational Expressions

Multiplication and Division

Addition, Subtraction, and Least Common Denominators

Addition and Subtraction with Unlike Denominators

Complex Rational Expressions

Solving Rational Equations

Applications Using Rational Equations and Proportions

7. Systems and More Graphing

Systems of Equations and Graphing

Systems of Equations and Substitution

Systems of Equations and Elimination

More Applications Using Systems

Linear Inequalities in Two Variables

Systems of Linear Inequalities

Direct and Inverse Variation

8. Radical Expressions and Equations

Introduction to Square Roots and Radical Expressions

Multiplying and Simplifying Radical Expressions

Quotients Involving Square Roots

Radical Expressions with Several Terms

Radical Equations

Applications Using Right Triangles

Higher Roots and Rational Exponents

9. Quadratic Equations

Solving Quadratic Equations: The Principle of Square Roots

Solving Quadratic Equations: Completing the Square

The Quadratic Formula and Applications


Complex Numbers as Solutions of Quadratic Equations

Graphs of Quadratic Equations



A Factoring Sums or Differences of Cubes

B Mean, Median and Mode

C Sets


1 Fraction and Decimal Equivalents

2 Squares and Square Roots with Approximations to Three Decimal Places

Answers A-1

Glossary G-1

Index I-1

Index of Applications I-7

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