# Prealgebra / Edition 4

ISBN-10: 0321567927

ISBN-13: 9780321567925

Pub. Date: 11/21/2008

Publisher: Pearson

The Lial series has helped thousands of students succeed in developmental mathematics through its approachable writing style, supportive pedagogy, varied exercise sets, and complete supplements package. With this new edition, the authors continue to provide students and instructors with the best package for learning and teaching support—a

## Overview

The Lial series has helped thousands of students succeed in developmental mathematics through its approachable writing style, supportive pedagogy, varied exercise sets, and complete supplements package. With this new edition, the authors continue to provide students and instructors with the best package for learning and teaching support—a book written with student success as its top priority, now with an emphasis on study skills growth and an expanded instructor supplements package.

Introduction to Algebra: Integers; Understanding Variables and Solving Equations; Solving Application Problems; Rational Numbers: Positive and Negative Fractions; Rational Numbers: Positive and Negative Decimals; Ratio, Proportion, and Line/Angle/Triangle Relationships; Percent; Measurement; Graphs; Exponents and Polynomials

For all readers interested in prealgebra.

## Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321567925
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
11/21/2008
Series:
Lial Paperback Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
864
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.20(d)

## Related Subjects

Each chapter ends with a Summary, Review Exercises, and a Chapter Test. With the exception of Chapters R and 1, each chapter also ends with a set of cumulative review exercises.

Study Skills: Your Brain Can Learn Mathematics

1. Introduction to Algebra: Integers

1.1 Place Value

1.2 Introduction to Signed Numbers

Study Skills: Homework: How, Why, and When

1.4 Subtracting Integers

1.5 Problem Solving: Rounding and Estimating

1.6 Multiplying Integers

1.7 Dividing Integers

Summary Exercises on Operations with Integers

1.8 Exponents and Order of Operations

Study Skills: Taking Lecture Notes

Study Skills: Reviewing a Chapter

2. Understanding Variables and Solving Equations

2.1 Introduction to Variables

Study Skills: Using Study Cards

2.2 Simplifying Expressions

Summary Exercises on Variables and Expressions

Study Skills: Using Study Cards Revisited

2.4 Solving Equations Using Division

2.5 Solving Equations with Several Steps

Study Skills: Preparing for Tests

3. Solving Application Problems

3.1 Problem Solving: Perimeter

3.2 Problem Solving: Area

Summary Exercises on Perimeter and Area

3.3 Solving Application Problems with One Unknown Quantity

3.4 Solving Application Problems with Two Unknown Quantities

Study Skills: Tips for Taking Math Tests

4. Rational Numbers: Positive and Negative Fractions

4.1 Introduction to Signed Fractions

4.2 Writing Fractions in Lowest Terms

4.3 Multiplying and Dividing Signed Fractions

4.4 Adding and Subtracting Signed Fractions

Study Skills: Making a Mind Map

4.5 Problem Solving: Mixed Numbers and Estimating

Summary Exercises on Fractions

4.6 Exponents, Order of Operations, and Complex Fractions

4.7 Problem Solving: Equations Containing Fractions

4.8 Geometry Applications: Area and Volume

Study Skills: Analyzing Your Test Results

5. Rational Numbers: Positive and Negative Decimals

5.1 Reading and Writing Decimal Numbers

5.2 Rounding Decimal Numbers

5.3 Adding and Subtracting Signed Decimal Numbers

5.4 Multiplying Signed Decimal Numbers

5.5 Dividing Signed Decimal Numbers

Summary Exercises on Decimals

5.6 Fractions and Decimals

5.7 Problem Solving with Statistics: Mean, Median, and Mode

5.8 Geometry Applications: Pythagorean Theorem and Square Roots

5.9 Problem Solving: Equations Containing Decimals

5.10 Geometry Applications: Circles, Cylinders, and Surface Area

6. Ratio, Proportion, and Line/Angle/Triangle Relationships

6.1 Ratios

6.2 Rates

6.3 Proportions

Summary Exercises on Ratios, Rates, and Proportions

6.4 Problem Solving with Proportions

6.5 Geometry: Lines and Angles

6.6 Geometry Applications: Congruent and Similar Triangles

7. Percent

7.1 The Basics of Percent

7.2 The Percent Proportion

7.3 The Percent Equation

7.4 Problem Solving with Percent

7.5 Consumer Applications: Sales Tax, Tips, Discounts, and Simple Interest

Summary Exercises on Percent

Study Skills: Preparing for Your Final Exam

8. Measurement

8.1 Problem Solving with U.S. Customary Measurement

8.2 The Metric System-Length

8.3 The Metric System-Capacity and Weight (Mass)

Summary Exercises on U.S. Customary and Metric Units

8.4 Problem Solving with Metric Measurements

8.5 Metric-U.S. Customary Conversions and Temperature

9. Graphs

9.1 Problem Solving with Tables and Pictographs

9.2 Reading and Constructing Circle Graphs

9.3 Bar Graphs and Line Graphs

9.4 The Rectangular Coordinate System

9.5 Introduction to Graphing Linear Equations

10. Exponents and Polynomials

10.1 The Product Rule and Power Rules for Exponents

10.2 Integer Exponents and the Quotient Rule

Summary Exercises on Exponents

10.3 An Application of Exponents: Scientific Notation

10.5 Multiplying Polynomials: An Introduction

Whole Numbers Computation: Pretest

R. Whole Numbers Review

R.2 Subtracting Whole Numbers

R.3 Multiplying Whole Numbers

R.4 Dividing Whole Numbers

R.5 Long Division

Appendix: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

Solutions to Selected Exercises

Index

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