# College Algebra in Context with Applications for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences, 6th edition

• Ronald J. Harshbarger,
• Lisa S. Yocco

• Search, highlight, and take notes
• Easily create flashcards
• Use the app for access anywhere
• 14-day refund guarantee

\$10.99per month

4-month term, pay monthly or pay \$43.96

• Watch and learn

Videos & animations bring concepts to life

• Listen on the go

Learn how you like with full eTextbook audio

• Special partners and offers

Enjoy perks from special partners and offers for students

• Find it fast

Quickly navigate your eTextbook with search

• Stay organized

Access all your eTextbooks in one place

## Overview

College Algebra in Context with Applications for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences emphasizes problem solving with modeling, applications, and real data problems.

ISBN-13: 9780136880899

Subject: Precalculus, College Algebra & Trigonometry

Category: College Algebra

1. Functions, Graphs, and Models; Linear Functions
• Algebra Toolbox
• 1-1 Functions and Models
• 1-2 Graphs of Functions
• 1-3 Linear Functions
• 1-4 Equations of Lines
• Preparing for Calculus
• Summary
• Key Concepts and Formulas
• Chapter 1 Skills Check
• Chapter 1 Review
• Group Activities/Extended Applications
2. Linear Models, Equations, and Inequalities
• Algebra Toolbox
• 2-1 Algebraic and Graphical Solution of Linear Equations
• 2-2 Fitting Lines to Data Points: Modeling Linear Functions
• 2-3 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
• 2-4 Solutions of Linear Inequalities
• Preparing for Calculus
• Summary
• Key Concepts and Formulas
• Chapter 2 Skills Check
• Chapter 2 Review
• Group Activities/Extended Applications
3. Quadratic, Piecewise-Defined, and Power Functions
• Algebra Toolbox
• 3-1 Quadratic Functions; Parabolas
• 3-2 Solving Quadratic Equations
• 3-3 Power and Root Functions
• 3-4 Piecewise-Defined Functions and Power Functions
• 3-5 Quadratic and Power Models
• Preparing for Calculus
• Summary
• Key Concepts and Formulas
• Chapter 3 Skills Check
• Chapter 3 Review
• Group Activities/Extended Applications
4. Additional Topics with Functions
• Algebra Toolbox
• 4-1 Transformations of Graphs and Symmetry
• 4-2 Combining Functions; Composite Functions
• 4-3 One-to-One and Inverse Functions
• 4-4 Additional Equations and Inequalities
• Preparing for Calculus
• Summary
• Key Concepts and Formulas
• Chapter 4 Skills Check
• Chapter 4 Review
• Group Activities/Extended Applications
5. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
• Algebra Toolbox
• 5-1 Exponential Functions
• 5-2 Logarithmic Functions; Properties of Logarithms
• >5-3 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
• 5-4 Exponential and Logarithmic Models
• 5-5 Exponential Functions and Investing
• 5-6 Annuities; Loan Repayment
• 5-7 Logistic and Gompertz Functions
• Preparing for Calculus
• Summary
• Key Concepts and Formulas
• Chapter 5 Skills Check
• Chapter 5 Review
• Group Activities/Extended Applications
6. Higher-Degree Polynomial and Rational Functions
• Algebra Toolbox
• 6-1 Higher-Degree Polynomial Functions
• 6-2 Modeling with Cubic and Quartic Functions
• 6-3 Solution of Polynomial Equations
• 6-4 Polynomial Equations Continued; Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
• 6-5 Rational Functions and Rational Equations
• 6-6 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
• Preparing for Calculus
• Summary
• Key Concepts and Formulas
• Chapter 6 Review
• Group Activities/Extended Applications
7. Systems of Equations and Matrices
• Algebra Toolbox
• 7-1 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables <
• 7-2 Matrix Solution of Systems of Linear Equations
• 7-3 Matrix Operations
• 7-4 Inverse Matrices; Matrix Equations
• 7-5 Determinants and Cramer’s Rule
• 7-6 Systems of Nonlinear Equations
• Summary
• Key Concepts and Formulas
• Chapter 7 Skills Check
• Chapter 7 Review
• Group Activities/Extended Applications
8. Special Topics in Algebra
• 8-1 Systems of Inequalities
• 8-2 Linear Programming: Graphical Methods
• 8-3 Sequences and Discrete Functions
• 8-4 Series
• 8-5 The Binomial Theorem
• 8-6 Conic Sections: Circles and Parabolas
• 8-7 Conic Sections: Ellipses and Hyperbolas
• Summary
• Key Concepts and Formulas
• Chapter 8 Skills Check
• Chapter 8 Review
• Group Activity/Extended Applications

Appendices

• A. Basic Graphing Calculator Guide
• B. Basic Guide to Excel 2010 and Excel 2013
##### Index

Pearson+ is your one-stop shop, with eTextbooks and study videos designed to help students get better grades in college.

A Pearson eTextbook is an easy‑to‑use digital version of the book. You'll get upgraded study tools, including enhanced search, highlights and notes, flashcards and audio. Plus learn on the go with the Pearson+ app.

Your eTextbook subscription gives you access for 4 months. You can make a one‑time payment for the initial 4‑month term or pay monthly. If you opt for monthly payments, we will charge your payment method each month until your 4‑month term ends. You can turn on auto‑renew in My account at any time to continue your subscription before your 4‑month term ends.

When you purchase an eTextbook subscription, it will last 4 months. You can renew your subscription by selecting Extend subscription on the Manage subscription page in My account before your initial term ends.

If you extend your subscription, we'll automatically charge you every month. If you made a one‑time payment for your initial 4‑month term, you'll now pay monthly. To make sure your learning is uninterrupted, please check your card details.

To avoid the next payment charge, select Cancel subscription on the Manage subscription page in My account before the renewal date. You can subscribe again in the future by purchasing another eTextbook subscription.

Channels is a video platform with thousands of explanations, solutions and practice problems to help you do homework and prep for exams. Videos are personalized to your course, and tutors walk you through solutions. Plus, interactive AI‑powered summaries and a social community help you better understand lessons from class.

Channels is an additional tool to help you with your studies. This means you can use Channels even if your course uses a non‑Pearson textbook.

When you choose a Channels subscription, you're signing up for a 1‑month, 3‑month or 12‑month term and you make an upfront payment for your subscription. By default, these subscriptions auto‑renew at the frequency you select during checkout.

When you purchase a Channels subscription it will last 1 month, 3 months or 12 months, depending on the plan you chose. Your subscription will automatically renew at the end of your term unless you cancel it.

We use your credit card to renew your subscription automatically. To make sure your learning is uninterrupted, please check your card details.