# Algebra Foundations: Prealgebra, Introductory Algebra & Intermediate Algebra,2nd edition

• Elayn Martin-Gay University of New Orleans, Lakefront
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Elayn Martin-Gay is known for her accessible writing style with built-in support, including an emphasis on study skills. Part of her acclaimed worktext series, Algebra Foundations, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive “all in one” program that offers everything needed for a combined course in Prealgebra, Introductory Algebra and Intermediate Algebra in one easy-to-use solution. This content is designed to work for any course format and can even be used in a corequisite course. Features in the text and other learning resources help you reinforce concepts and tie skills together. End-of-chapter support helps you when preparing for a test. The 2nd Edition updates exercise sets and applications throughout, adds new Getting Ready for the Test exercises, and offers a new Key Concept and Activity Lab Workbook.

1. The Whole Numbers
• 1.1 Study Skill Tips for Success in Mathematics
• 1.2 Place Value, Names for Numbers, and Reading Tables
• 1.3 Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers, and Perimeter
• 1.4 Rounding and Estimating
• 1.5 Multiplying Whole Numbers and Area
• 1.6 Dividing Whole Numbers
• Integrated Review–Operations on Whole Numbers
• 1.7 Exponents and Order of Operations
• 1.8 Introduction to Variables, Algebraic Expressions, and Equations
2. Integers and Introduction to Solving Equations
• 2.1 Introduction to Integers
• 2.3 Subtracting Integers
• 2.4 Multiplying and Dividing Integers
• Integrated Review–Integers
• 2.5 Order of Operations
• 2.6 Solving Equations: The Addition and Multiplication Properties
3. Solving Equations and Problem Solving
• 3.1 Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
• 3.2 Solving Equations: Review of the Addition and Multiplication Properties
• Integrated Review–Expressions and Equations
• 3.3 Solving Linear Equations in One Variable
• 3.4 Linear Equations in One Variable and Problem Solving
4. Fractions and Mixed Numbers
• 4.1 Introduction to Fractions and Mixed Numbers
• 4.2 Factors and Simplest Form
• 4.3 Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
• 4.4 Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions, Least Common Denominator, and Equivalent Fractions
• 4.5 Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions
• Integrated Review–Summary on Fractions and Operations on Fractions
• 4.6 Complex Fractions and Review of Order of Operations
• 4.7 Operations on Mixed Numbers
• 4.8 Solving Equations Containing Fractions
5. Decimals
• 5.1 Introduction to Decimals
• 5.2 Adding and Subtracting Decimals
• 5.3 Multiplying Decimals and Circumference of a Circle
• 5.4 Dividing Decimals
• Integrated Review–Operations on Decimals
• 5.5 Fractions, Decimals, and Order of Operations
• 5.6 Solving Equations Containing Decimals
• 5.7 Decimal Applications: Mean, Median, and Mode
6. Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
• 6.1 Ratio and Proportion
• 6.2 Percents, Decimals, and Fractions
• 6.3 Solving Percent Problems with Equations
• 6.4 Solving Percent Problems with Proportions
• Integrated Review–Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
• 6.5 Applications of Percent
• 6.6 Percent and Problem Solving: Sales Tax, Commission, and Discount
• 6.7 Percent and Problem Solving: Interest
7. Graphs, Triangle Applications, and Introduction to Statistics and Probability
• 7.1 Pictographs, Bar Graphs, Histograms, Line Graphs, and Introduction to Statistics
• 7.2 Circle Graphs
• 7.3 Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem
• 7.4 Congruent and Similar Triangles
• 7.5 Counting and Introduction to Probability
8. Geometry and Measurement
• 8.1 Lines and Angles
• 8.2 Perimeter
• 8.3 Area, Volume, and Surface Area
• Integrated Review–Geometry Concepts
• 8.4 Linear Measurement
• 8.5 Weight and Mass
• 8.6 Capacity
• 8.7 Temperature and Conversions Between the U.S. and Metric Systems
9. Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving
• 9.1 Symbols and Sets of Numbers
• 9.2 Properties of Real Numbers
• 9.3 Further Solving Linear Equations
• Integrated Review–Real Numbers and Solving Linear Equations
• 9.4 Further Problem Solving
• 9.5 Formulas and Problem Solving
• 9.6 Linear Inequalities and Problem Solving
10. Graphing
• 10.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System
• 10.2 Graphing Linear Equations
• 10.3 Intercepts
• 10.4 Slope and Rate of Change
• Integrated Review–Summary on Slope and Graphing Linear Equations
• 10.5 Equation of Lines
• 10.6 Functions
11. Solving Systems of Linear Equations
• 11.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing
• 11.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution
• 11.3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Addition
• Integrated Review–Solving Systems of Equations
• 11.4 Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
• 11.5 Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving
12. Exponents and Polynomials
• 12.1 Exponents
• 12.2 Polynomial Functions and Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
• 12.3 Multiplying Polynomials
• 12.4 Special Products
• Integrated Review–Exponents and Operations on Polynomials
• 12.5 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation
• 12.6 Dividing Polynomials
• 12.7 Synthetic Division and the Remainder Theorem
13. Factoring Polynomials
• 13.1 The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
• 13.2 Factoring Trinomials of the Form x2 + bx + c
• 13.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c and Perfect Square Trinomials
• 13.4 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c by Grouping
• 13.5 Factoring Binomials
• Integrated Review–Choosing a Factoring Strategy
• 13.6 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
• 13.7 Quadratic Equations and Problem Solving
14. Rational Expressions
• 14.1 Rational Functions and Simplifying Rational Expressions
• 14.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
• 14.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Common Denominators and Least Common Denominator
• 14.4 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Unlike Denominators
• 14.5 Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions
• Integrated Review–Summary on Rational Expressions
• 14.6 Problem Solving with Proportions and Rational Equations
• 14.7 Simplifying Complex Fractions
15. More on Functions and Graphs
• 15.1 Graphing and Writing Linear Functions
• 15.2 Reviewing Function Notation and Graphing Nonlinear Functions
• Integrated Review–Summary on Functions and Equations of Lines
• 15.3 Graphing Piecewise-Defined Functions and Shifting and Reflecting Graphs of Functions
• 15.4 Variation and Problem Solving
16. Inequalities and Absolute Value
• 16.1 Compound Inequalities
• 16.2 Absolute Value Equations
• 16.3 Absolute Value Inequalities
• Integrated Review–Solving Compound Inequalities and Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
• 16.4 Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables and Systems of Linear Inequalities
17. Rational Exponents, Radicals, and Complex Numbers
• 17.2 Rational Exponents
• 17.5 Rationalizing Denominators and Numerators of Radical Expressions
• Integrated Review–Radicals and Rational Exponents
• 17.6 Radical Equations and Problem Solving
• 17.7 Complex Numbers
• 18.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
• 18.3 Solving Equations by Using Quadratic Methods
• Integrated Review–Summary on Solving Quadratic Equations
• 18.4 Nonlinear Inequalities in One Variable
• 18.5 Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs
• 18.6 Further Graphing of Quadratic Functions
19. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
• 19.1 The Algebra of Functions: Composite Functions
• 19.2 Inverse Functions
• 19.3 Exponential Functions
• 19.4 Exponential Growth and Decay Functions
• 19.5 Logarithmic Functions
• 19.6 Properties of Logarithms
• Integrated Review–Functions and Properties of Logarithms
• 19.7 Common Logarithms, Natural Logarithms, and Change of Base
• 19.8 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and Problem Solving
20. Conic Sections
• 20.1 The Parabola and the Circle
• 20.2 The Ellipse and the Hyperbola
• Integrated Review–Graphing Conic Sections
• 20.3 Solving Nonlinear Systems of Equations
• 20.4 Nonlinear Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities
21. Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem
• 21.1 Sequences
• 21.2 Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
• 21.3 Series
• Integrated Review–Sequences and Series
• 21.4 Partial Sums of Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
• 21.5 The Binomial Theorem

### APPENDICES

• A. Tables
• A.1 Table of Geometric Figures
• A.2 Table of Percents, Decimals, and Fraction Equivalents
• A.3 Table on Finding Common Percents of a Number
• A.4 Table of Squares and Square Roots
• A.5 Geometric Formulas
• B. Review of Algebra Topics
• B.1 Equations (Linear and Quadratic Solved by Factoring)
• B.2 Mixture and Uniform Motion Problem Solving
• B.3 Graphing
• B.4 Polynomials and Factoring
• B.5 Rational Expressions
• C. Stretching and Compressing Graphs of Absolute Value Functions
• D. An Introduction to Using a Graphing Utility
• E. Solving Systems of Equations by Matrices
• F. Solving Systems of Equations by Determinants

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