Beginning Algebra with Applications

Beginning Algebra with Applications

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For courses in Beginning/Elementary/Introductory Algebra. A text which students can actually READ and use to learn beginning algebra -- and which instructors can use as a genuinely supportive framework from which to teach algebra --Beginning Algebra with Applications features an easy-to-read presentation, an emphasis on problem-solving skills, a wealth of well-chosen, illustrative examples, and uniquely structured problem sets.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 568 pages
  • 200.66 x 259.08 x 30.48mm | 1,270.05g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0130672572
  • 9780130672575

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Chapter Summary, Review Problems, Chapter Test.) 0. Reviewing Arithmetic and Geometry. Order of operations. Fractions. Decimals and percents. Angles, lines, plane figures. 1. Real Numbers. Sets of numbers. Addition. Subtraction. Multiplication and division. Expressions. Properties of real numbers. The language of algebra. Equations. 2. Polynomials. Whole number exponents. Negative integer exponents. Defining, evaluating, and simplifying polynomials. Addition and subtraction. Multiplication. Special products and order of operations. Division. 3. Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable. Linear equations. Linear equations with grouping symbols or fractional coefficients. Literal equations and formulas. Linear equations as models. Linear inequalities. Linear inequalities as models. 4. Factoring. Greatest common factor and grouping. Factoring binomials. Factoring trinomials. Summary of factoring. Solving equations by factoring. Applications. 5. Rational Expressions. Rational expressions. Fundamental principle of rational expressions. Multiplication and division. Addition and subtraction. Complex fractions. Fractional equations. Ratio and proportion, similar triangles, and other applications. 6. Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables. The graph of Ax + By = C. Slope. Equations of lines. Inequalities in two variables. Functions (optional). 7. Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities. Graphical method. Substitution. Elimination. Applications. Systems of linear inequalities in two variables. 8. Roots and Radicals. Definitions. Simplifying radicals. Addition and subtraction of radicals. Multiplication and division of radicals. Equations containing square roots. Rational exponents. 9. Quadratic Equations. Square root property. Completing the square. The quadratic formula. Quadratic equations with complex solutions. Summary of solving quadratic equations. Graphing quadratic functions. Photo Credits. Answers to Selected Problems. Index.show more