# Introductory Algebra

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For courses in Introductory Algebra or Beginning Algebra.The engaging Martin-Gay workbook series presents a student-friendly approach to the concepts of basic math and algebra, giving students ample opportunity to practice skills and see how those skills relate to both their lives and the real world. The goals of the worktexts are to build confidence, increase motivation, and encourage mastery of basic skills and concepts. Martin-Gay ensures that students have the most up-to-date, relevant text preparation for their next math course; enhances students' perception of math by exposing them to real-life situations through graphs and applications; and ensures that students have an organized, integrated learning system at their fingertips. The integrated learning resources program features text-specific supplements including Martin-Gay's acclaimed tutorial videotapes, CD videos, and MathPro 5.show more

## Product details

- Paperback | 848 pages
- 215.9 x 279.4 x 25.4mm | 1,673.77g
- 22 Feb 2002
- Pearson Education Limited
- Prentice-Hall
- Harlow, United Kingdom
- English
- Revised
- 2nd Revised edition
- 0130676829
- 9780130676825

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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 !A- 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.show more

## About K. Martin-Gay

K. Elayn Martin-Gay has taught mathematics at the University of New Orleans for more than 20 years and has received numerous teaching awards including the local University Alumni Association's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Over the years, Elayn has developed a videotaped lecture series to help her students understand algebra better. This highly successful video material is the basis for her books: Basic College Mathematics, Second Edition; Prealgebra, Third Edition; Introductory Algebra, Second Edition; Intermediate Algebra, Second Edition; Algebra A Combined Approach, Second Edition; and her hardback series: Beginning Algebra, Third Edition; Intermediate Algebra, Third Edition; Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, Second Edition; and Intermediate Algebra: A Graphing Approach, Second Edition.show more