Introductory Algebra / Edition 4

Introductory Algebra / Edition 4

by Elayn El Martin-Gay
     
 

Real-life applications— unparalleled in terms of quantity, quality, degree of integration, nontrivial use of real data, variety of fields, and level of interest, and many based on real datafrom a variety of fields— highlight the relevance of math to various careers.Prealgebra Review, Real Numbers, Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving, Exponents and… See more details below

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Real-life applications— unparalleled in terms of quantity, quality, degree of integration, nontrivial use of real data, variety of fields, and level of interest, and many based on real datafrom a variety of fields— highlight the relevance of math to various careers.Prealgebra Review, Real Numbers, Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving, Exponents and Polynomials, Factoring Polynomials, Rational Expressions, Graphing Equations and Inequalities, Systems of Equations, Roots and Radicals, Quadratic Equations. Includes approximately 550 worked examples, and 4000 exercises. For a variety of business, science, math, and technology careers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321726384
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/10/2011
Series:
Martin-Gay Developmental Math Series
Pages:
816
Sales rank:
257,653
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

R. Prealgebra Preview.
Factors and the Least Common Multiple. Fractions. Decimals and Percents.

1. Real Numbers and Introduction to Algebra.
Tips for Success in Mathematics. Symbols and Sets of Numbers. Introduction to Variable Expressions and Equations. Adding Real Numbers. Subtracting Real Numbers. Multiplying Real Numbers. Dividing Real Numbers. Properties of Real Numbers. Reading Graphs.

2. Equations, Inequalities and Problem Solving.
Simplifying Expressions. The Addition Property of Equality. The Multiplication Property of Equality. Further Solving Linear Equations. An Introduction to Problem Solving. Formulas and Problem Solving. Percent, Ratio, and Proportion. Solving Linear Inequalities.

3. Exponents and Polynomials.
Exponents. Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation. Introduction to Polynomials. Adding and Subtracting Polynomials. Multiplying Polynomials. Special Products. Dividing Polynomials.

4. Factoring Polynomials.
The Greatest Common Factor. Factoring Trinomials of the Form x^2 + bx + c. Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax^2 + bx + c. Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax^2 + bx + c a …Ö 1 by Grouping. Factoring Perfect Square Trinomials and the Difference of Two Squares. Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring. Quadratic Equations and Problem Solving.

5.Rational Expressions.
Simplifying Rational Expressions. Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions. Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with the Same Denominator and Least Common Denominator. Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Different Denominators. Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions. Rational Equations and Problem Solving. Simplifying Complex Fractions.

6. Graphing Equations and Inequalities.
The Rectangular Coordinate System. Graphing Linear Equations. Intercepts. Slope. Equations of Lines. Introduction to Functions. Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables.

7. Systems of Equations.
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing. Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution. Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Addition. Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving.

8. Roots and Radicals.
Introduction to Radicals. Simplifying Radicals. Adding and Subtracting Radicals. Multiplying and Dividing Radicals. Solving Equations Containing Radicals. Radical Equations and Problem Solving.

9. Quadratic Equations.
Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Property. Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square. Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula. Graphing Quadratic Equations in Two Variables.

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