Basic College Mathematics

Basic College Mathematics

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For Basic College Mathematics, Beginning Algebra, and Intermediate Algebra courses including lecture-based, self-paced, discussion oriented, and modular classes.This clear, accessible treatment of mathematics features a building-block approach toward problem solving and realistic, diverse applications. Students practice problem solving and decision making with interesting applications throughout the text. The Putting Your Skills to Work and new chapter-end feature, Math in the Media, present students with opportunities to utilize critical thinking skills, analyze and interpret data, and problem solve using applied situations encountered in daily life.The problem solving strategy, highlighted by *A Mathematics Blueprint for Problem Solving, helps students determine where to begin the problem-solving process, as well as how to plan subsequent problem-solving steps. Chapter organizers help students focus their study on the concepts and examples. Developing Your Study Skills boxes throughout the text give students tips to help them improve their study skills. These features, together with the applications and emphasis on problem solving, help students to become effective and confident problem solvers.*Please note: Intermediate Algebra includes a similar feature called Problem Solving more

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  • Paperback | 742 pages
  • 209.8 x 274.3 x 24.1mm | 1,533.16g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130909548
  • 9780130909541

Table of contents

1. Whole Numbers. Understanding Whole Numbers. Addition of Whole Numbers. Subtraction of Whole Numbers. Multiplication of Whole Numbers. Division of Whole Numbers. Putting Your Skills to Work: Costs for Vacation. Exponents and Order of Operations. Rounding and Estimation. Applied Problems. 2. Fractions. Understanding Fractions. Simplifying Fractions. Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers. Multiplication of Fractions and Mixed Numbers. Division of Fractions and Mixed Numbers. Tests on Sections 2.1 to 2.5 The Least Common Denominator and Building up Fractions. Addition and Subtraction of Fractions. Combining Mixed Numbers and Order of Operations. Putting Your Skills to Work: A Colonial Recipe. Applied Problems Involving Fractions. 3. Decimals. Decimal Notation. Comparing, Ordering, and Rounding Decimals. Addition and Subtraction of Decimals. Multiplication of Decimals. Division of Decimals. Putting Your Skills to Work: The Thinning Ice Cap. Converting Fractions to Decimals and Order of Operations. Applied Problems Using Decimals. 4. Ratio and Proportion. Ratios and Rates. The Concept of Proportions. Solving Proportions. Applications of Proportions. Putting Your Skills to Work: Studying the Moose Population. 5. Percent. Understanding Percent. Changing between Percents, Decimals, and Fractions. Solving Percent Problems Using an Equation. Solving Percent Problems Using a Proportion. Solving Applied Percent Problems. Solving Commission, Percent of Increase, and Interest Problems. Putting Your Skills to Work: Nutrition Facts and Percents. 6. Measurement. American Units. Metric Measurements: Length. Metric Measurements: Volume and Weight. Conversion of Units (Optional). Putting Your skills to Work: Ships and Nautical Miles. Solving Applied Measurement Problems. 7. Geometry. Angles. Rectangles and Squares. Parallelograms, Trapezoids and Rhombuses. Triangles. Square Roots. The Pythagorean Theorem. Circles. Volume. Putting Your Skills to Work: Newspaper Math. Similar Geometric Figures. Applied Problems Involving Geometry. 8. Statistics. Circle Graphs. Bar Graphs and Line Graphs. Putting Your Skills to Work: America's Aging Population. Histograms. Mean, Medium, and Mode. 9. Signed Numbers. Addition of Signed Numbers. Subtraction of Signed Numbers. Multiplication and Division of Signed Numbers. Order of Operations with Signed Numbers. Scientific Notation. Putting Your Skills to Work: Mathematics of Cleaning Up Nuclear Waste. 10. Introduction to Algebra. Variables and Like Terms. The Distributive Property. Solve Equations Using the Addition Property. Solve Equations Using the Division or Multiplication Property. Solve Equations Using Two Properties. Putting Your Skills to Work: The Relationship of Gender and Income. Translating English to Algebra. Applications. Practice Final Examination. Glossary. Appendix A. Tables. Appendix B. The Use of a Scientific Calculator. Solutions to Practice Problems. Selected Answers. more

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