# Beginning Algebra, 8th edition

- Elayn Martin-Gay

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**Beginning Algebra** gives you a solid foundation in algebra and is ideal for students who might not have previous algebra experience. Author Elayn Martin-Gay believes that every student can succeed in math; students' needs inspire her clear, accessible writing along with her popular and effective video materials. **Beginning Algebra** provides the most up-to-date, relevant presentation for your next math course, or for non-mathematical courses that require an understanding of algebraic fundamentals. The **8th Edition** is updated and enhanced with a new design throughout that helps you easily use the text, software and video program, and Video Notebook as an integrated learning system; it increases emphasis on study skills and much more.

Published by Pearson (January 6th 2023) - Copyright © 2023

ISBN-13: 9780137573134

Subject: Developmental Math

Category: Beginning Algebra

**Review of Real Numbers**- 1.1 Study Skill Tips for Success in Mathematics
- 1.2 Symbols and Sets of Numbers
- 1.3 Fractions and Mixed Numbers
- 1.4 Exponents, Order of Operations, Variable Expressions, and Equations
- 1.5 Adding Real Numbers
- 1.6 Subtracting Real Numbers
- Mid-Chapter Review: Operations on Real Numbers
- 1.7 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
- 1.8 Properties of Real Numbers

**Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving**- 2.1 Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
- 2.2 The Addition Property of Equality
- 2.3 The Multiplication Property of Equality
- 2.4 Solving Linear Equations
- Mid-Chapter Review: Solving Linear Equations
- 2.5 An Introduction to Problem Solving
- 2.6 Formulas and Problem Solving
- 2.7 Percent and Mixture Problem Solving
- 2.8 Further Problem Solving
- 2.9 Solving Linear Inequalities

**Graphing**- 3.1 Reading Graphs and the Rectangular Coordinate System
- 3.2 Graphing Linear Equations
- 3.3 Intercepts
- 3.4 Slope and Rate of Change
- Mid-Chapter Review: Summary on Slope and Graphing Linear Equations
- 3.5 Equations of Lines
- 3.6 Functions

**Solving Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities**- 4.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing
- 4.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution
- 4.3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Addition
- Mid-Chapter Review: Solving Systems of Equations
- 4.4 Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving
- 4.5 Graphing Linear Inequalities
- 4.6 Systems of Linear Inequalities

**Exponents and Polynomials**- 5.1 Exponents
- 5.2 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
- 5.3 Multiplying Polynomials
- 5.4 Special Products
- Mid-Chapter Review: Exponents and Operations on Polynomials
- 5.5 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation
- 5.6 Dividing Polynomials

**Factoring Polynomials**- 6.1 The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
- 6.2 Factoring Trinomials of the Form
*x*^{2}+*bx*+*c* - 6.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form
*ax*^{2}+*bx*+*c*and Perfect Square Trinomials - 6.4 Factoring Trinomials of the Form
*ax*^{2}+*bx*+*c*by Grouping - 6.5 Factoring Binomials
- Mid-Chapter Review: Choosing a Factoring Strategy
- 6.6 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
- 6.7 Quadratic Equations and Problem Solving

**Rational Expressions**- 7.1 Simplifying Rational Expressions
- 7.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
- 7.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Common Denominators and Least Common Denominator
- 7.4 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Unlike Denominators
- 7.5 Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions
- Mid-Chapter Review: Summary on Rational Expressions
- 7.6 Proportion and Problem Solving with Rational Equations
- 7.7 Variation and Problem Solving
- 7.8 Simplifying Complex Fractions

**Roots and Radicals**- 8.1 Introduction to Radicals
- 8.2 Simplifying Radicals
- 8.3 Adding and Subtracting Radicals
- 8.4 Multiplying and Dividing Radicals
- Mid-Chapter Review: Simplifying Radicals
- 8.5 Solving Equations Containing Radicals
- 8.6 Radical Equations and Problem Solving
- 8.7 Rational Exponents

**Quadratic Equations**- 9.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Property
- 9.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
- 9.3 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula
- Mid-Chapter Review: Summary on Solving Quadratic Equations
- 9.4 Complex Solutions of Quadratic Equations
- 9.5 Graphing Quadratic Equations

### Appendices

- Geometry
- Additional Exercises on Proportion and Proportion Applications
- Operations on Decimals
- Mean, Median, Range and Introduction to Statistics/Mode
- Tables