Introductory Algebra for College Students, 8th edition
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Overview
Introductory Algebra for College Students shows you how math applies to daily life and culture. Bob Blitzer uses realistic, interesting applications like the earnings of college graduates, the size of the national debt, and comparing our global population growth to our global food supply to demonstrate mathematical concepts in our world. These applications also are apparent in his readerfriendly examples, unique writing style and thoughtprovoking learning aids. Features like explanatory Voice Balloons and Great Question! study tips help you understand concepts more effectively. The 8th Edition updates Blitzer's hallmark applications, with more topics from pop culture, the news, and everyday life, offers abundant resources to help lessprepared students get up to speed, and much more.
Published by Pearson (August 25th 2020)  Copyright © 2021
ISBN13: 9780136880493
Subject: Developmental Math
Category: Beginning Algebra
Overview
 Variables, Real Numbers, and Mathematical Models
 1.1 Introduction to Algebra: Variables and Mathematical Models
 1.2 Fractions in Algebra
 1.3 The Real Numbers
 1.4 Basic Rules of Algebra
 MidChapter Check Point
 1.5 Addition of Real Numbers
 1.6 Subtraction of Real Numbers
 1.7 Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers
 1.8 Exponents and Order of Operations
 Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable
 2.1 The Addition Property of Equality
 2.2 The Multiplication Property of Equality
 2.3 Solving Linear Equations
 2.4 Formulas and Percents
 MidChapter Check Point
 2.5 An Introduction to Problem Solving
 2.6 Problem Solving in Geometry
 2.7 Solving Linear Inequalities
 Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables
 3.1 Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables
 3.2 Graphing Linear Equations Using Intercepts
 3.3 Slope
 3.4 The SlopeIntercept Form of the Equation of a Line
 MidChapter Check Point
 3.5 The PointSlope Form of the Equation of a Line
 3.6 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
 Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
 4.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing
 4.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Substitution Method
 4.3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Addition Method
 MidChapter Check Point
 4.4 Problem Solving Using Systems of Equations
 4.5 Systems of Linear Inequalities
 Exponents and Polynomials
 5.1 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
 5.2 Multiplying Polynomials
 5.3 Special Products
 5.4 Polynomials in Several Variables
 MidChapter Check Point
 5.5 Dividing Polynomials
 5.6 Dividing Polynomials by Binomials
 5.7 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation
 Factoring Polynomials
 6.1 The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
 6.2 Factoring Trinomials Whose Leading Coefficient is 1
 6.3 Factoring Trinomials Whose Leading Coefficient is Not 1
 MidChapter Check Point
 6.4 Factoring Special Forms
 6.5 A General Factoring Strategy
 6.6 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
 Rational Expressions
 7.1 Rational Expressions and Their Simplification
 7.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
 7.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with the Same Denominator
 7.4 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Different Denominators
 MidChapter Check Point
 7.5 Complex Rational Expressions
 7.6 Solving Rational Equations
 7.7 Applications Using Rational Equations and Proportions
 7.8 Modeling Using Variation
 Roots and Radicals
 8.1 Finding Roots
 8.2 Multiplying and Dividing Radicals
 8.3 Operations with Radicals
 MidChapter Check Point
 8.4 Rationalizing the Denominator
 8.5 Radical Equations
 8.6 Rational Exponents
 Quadratic Equations and Introduction to Functions
 9.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Property
 9.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
 9.3 The Quadratic Formula
 MidChapter Check Point
 9.5 Graphs of Quadratic Equations
 9.6 Introduction to Functions
Appendix: Mean, Median, and Mode
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