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Introductory Algebra, 4e will be a review of fundamental math concepts for some students and may break new ground for others. Nevertheless, students of all backgrounds will be delighted to find a refreshing book that appeals to all learning styles and reaches out to diverse demographics. Through down-to-earth explanations, patient skill-building, and exceptionally interesting and realistic applications, this worktext will empower students to learn and master mathematics in the real world. Bello has written a textbook with mathanxious students in mind to combat the issue of student motivation, something that instructors face with each class. The addition of Green Math examples and applications expands Bello's reach into current, timely subjects.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073384399
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/18/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 800
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Ignacio Bello attended the University of South Florida (USF), where

he earned a B.A. and M.A. in Mathematics. He began

teaching at USF in 1967, and in 1971 became a member

of the Faculty at Hillsborough Community College

(HCC) and Coordinator of the Math and Sciences

Department. Professor Bello instituted the USF/HCC

remedial program, a program that started with 17 students taking Intermediate Algebra and grew to more than 800

students with courses covering Developmental English, Reading, and Mathematics. Aside from the present series of

books (Basic College Mathematics, Introductory Algebra, and Intermediate Algebra), Professor Bello is the author

of more than 40 textbooks including Topics in Contemporary Mathematics (ninth edition), College Algebra, Algebra

and Trigonometry, and Business Mathematics. Many of these textbooks have been translated into Spanish. With

Professor Fran Hopf, Bello started the Algebra Hotline, the only live, college-level television help program in Florida.

Professor Bello is featured in three television programs on the award-winning Education Channel. He has helped

create and develop the USF Mathematics Department Website (, which serves as support

for the Finite Math, College Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Introductory Algebra, and CLAST classes at USF.

You can see Professor Bello’s presentations and streaming videos at this website, as well as at

Professor Bello is a member of the MAA and AMATYC and has given many presentations regarding the teaching of

mathematics at the local, state, and national levels.

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Table of Contents

Bello, Introductory Algebra, 4eR. Prealgebra ReviewR.1 Fractions: Building and ReducingR.2 Operations with Fractions and Mixed NumbersR.3 Decimals and Percents1. Real Numbers and Their Properties1.1 Introduction to Algebra1.2 The Real Numbers1.3 Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers1.4 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers1.5 Order of Operations1.6 Properties of the Real Numbers1.7 Simplifying Expressions2. Equations, Problem Solving, and Inequalities2.1 The Additions and Subtraction Properties of Equality2.2 The Multiplication and Division Properties of Equality2.3 Linear Equations2.4 Problem Solving: Integer, General, and Geometry Problems2.5 Problem Solving: Motion, Mixture, and Investment Problems2.6 Formulas and Geometry Applications2.7 Properties of Inequalities3. Graphs of Linear Equations, Inequalities, and Applications3.1 Line Graphs, Bar Graphs, and Applications3.2 Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables3.3 Graphing Lines Using Intercepts: Horizontal and Vertical Lines3.4 The Slope of a Line: Parallel and Perpendicular Lines3.5 Graphing Lines Using Points and Slope3.6 Applications of Equations of Lines3.7 Graphing Inequalities in Two Variables4. Exponents and Polynomials4.1 The Product, Quotient, and Power Rules for Exponents4.2 Integer Exponents4.3 Application of Exponents: Scientific Notation4.4 Polynomials: An Introduction4.5 Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials4.6 Multiplication of Polynomials4.7 Special Products of Polynomials4.8 Division of Polynomials5. Factoring5.1 Common Factors and Grouping5.2 Factoring x2 + bx + c5.3 Factoring ax2 + bx + c, a ≠ 15.4 Factoring Squares of Binomials5.5 A General Factoring Strategy5.6 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring5.7 Applications of Quadratics6. Rational Expressions6.1 Building and Reducing Rational Expressions6.2 Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions6.3 Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions6.4 Complex Fractions6.5 Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions6.6 Ration, Proportion, and Applications6.7 Direct and Inverse Variation: Applications7. Solving Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities7.1 Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing7.2 Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution7.3 Solving Systems of Equations by elimination7.4 Coin, General, motion, and Investment Problems7.5 Systems of Linear Inequalities8. Roots and Radicals8.1 Finding Roots8.2 Multiplication and Division of Radicals8.3 Addition and Subtraction of Radicals8.4 Simplifying Radicals8.5 Applications: Solving Radical Equations9. Quadratic Equations9.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Property9.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square9.3 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula9.4 Graphing Quadratic Equations9.5 The Pythagorean Theorem and Other Applications9.6 Functions

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