# Prealgebra

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## Description

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.

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## Product details

- Paperback | 745 pages
- 210.3 x 275.3 x 23.9mm | 1,528.62g
- 22 Feb 2002
- Pearson Education (US)
- Pearson
- United States
- 2nd edition
- 0130407437
- 9780130407436

## Table of contents

1. Whole Numbers and Introduction to Algebra. Understanding Whole Numbers. Addition of Whole Number Expressions. Subtraction of Whole Number Expressions. Multiplication of Whole Number Expressions: Part I. Multiplication of Whole Numbers Expressions: Part II. Division of Whole Number Expressions. Exponents and Order of Operations. Introduction to Equations. Applied Problems Involving Several Operations.2.Integers. Understanding Integers. Addition of Integers. Subtraction of Integers. Multiplication and Division of Integers. Order of Operations and Applications Involving Integers. Simplifying and Evaluation Algebraic Expressions.3. Introduction to Equations and Algebraic Expressions. Solving Equations of the Form x + a = c and x - a = c. Solving Equations of the form ax = c. Equations and Geometric Formulas. Performing Operations with Exponents.4. Fractions, Ratio, and Proportion. Factoring Whole Numbers. Understanding Fractions. Simplifying Fractional Expressions. Simplifying Fractional Expressions with Exponents. Ratios and Rates. Proportions. Applied Problems Involving Proportions.5. Operations with Fractional Expressions. Multiplication and Division of Fractional Expressions. Multiples and Least Common Multiples Expressions. Addition and Subtraction of Fractional Expressions. Operations with Mixed Numbers. Order of Operations and Complex Fractions. Applied Problems Involving Fractions. Solving Equations of the Form x/a = c.6. Polynomials. Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials. Multiplication of Polynomials. Translating English to Algebra. Factoring: The Greatest Common Factor.7. Equations. Solving Equations Using One Principle of Equality. Solving Equations Using More Than One Principle of Equality. Solving Equations with Parentheses. Solving Equations with Fractions. Using Equations to Solve Applied Problems.8. Decimals and Percents. Understanding Decimal Fractions. Addition and Subtraction of Decimals Expressions. Multiplication and Division of Decimals. Solving Equations and Applied Problems Involving Decimals. Percents. Solving Percent Problems Using Equations. Solving Percent Problems Using Proportions (Optional). Estimating with Percents. Applied Problems Involving Percents.9. Graphing and Statistics. Interpreting and Constructing Graphs. Mean, Median and Mode. The Rectangular Coordinate System. Linear Equations with Two Variables.10. Measurement and Geometric Figures. Converting between U.S. Units; Converting between Metric Units. Converting between the U.S. and Metric Systems (Optional). Angles. Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem. The Circle and Applied Problems. Volume. Similar Geometric Figures.Appendix A: Introduction to U.S. and Metric Units of Measurement. Appendix B: Scientific Calculators. Appendix C: Congruent Triangles. Appendix D: Additional Arithmetic Practice. Appendix E: Math in the Media.

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