Beginning Algebra, 13th edition

  • Margaret L. Lial, 
  • John Hornsby, 
  • Terry McGinnis

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Beginning Algebra provides the perfect balance of skills and concepts for a student-friendly approach to developmental math.

Published by Pearson (July 15th 2020) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780136881025

Subject: Developmental Math

Category: Beginning Algebra

Table of contents

Study Skill 1: Using Your Math Text
Study Skill 2: Reading Your Math Text
Study Skill 3: Taking Lecture Notes
Study Skill 4: Completing Your Homework
Study Skill 5: Using Study Cards
Study Skill 6: Managing Your Time
Study Skill 7: Reviewing a Chapter
Study Skill 8: Taking Math Tests
Study Skill 9: Analyzing Your Test Results
Study Skill 10: Preparing for Your Math Final

R. Prealgebra Review
R.1 Fractions
R.2 Decimals and Percents

1. The Real Number System
1.1 Exponents, Order of Operations, and Inequality
1.2 Variables, Expressions, and Equations
1.3 Real Numbers and the Number Line
1.4 Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers
1.5 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
Summary Exercises: Performing Operations with Real Numbers
1.6 Properties of Real Numbers
1.7 Simplifying Expressions
Chapter 1 Summary
Chapter 1 Review Exercises
Chapter 1 Mixed Review Exercises
Chapter 1 Test
Chapters R and 1 Cumulative Review Exercises

2. 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 Using Both Properties of Equality
2.4 Clearing Fractions and Decimals When Solving Linear Equations
Summary Exercises: Applying Methods for Solving Linear Equations
2.5 Applications of Linear Equations
2.6 Formulas and Additional Applications from Geometry
2.7 Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
2.8 Further Applications of Linear Equations
2.9 Solving Linear Inequalities
Chapter 2 Summary
Chapter 2 Review Exercises
Chapter 2 Mixed Review Exercises
Chapter 2 Test
Chapters R--2 Cumulative Review Exercises

3. Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables; Functions
3.1 Linear Equations and Rectangular Coordinates
3.2 Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables
3.3 The Slope of a Line
3.4 Slope-Intercept Form of a Linear Equation
3.5 Point-Slope Form of a Linear Equation and Modeling
Summary Exercises: Applying Graphing and Equation-Writing Techniques for Lines
3.6 Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
3.7 Introduction to Functions
Chapter 3 Summary
Chapter 3 Review Exercises
Chapter 3 Mixed Review Exercises
Chapter 3 Test
Chapters R--3 Cumulative Review Exercises

4. 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 Elimination
Summary Exercises: Applying Techniques for Solving Systems of Linear Equations
4.4 Applications of Linear Systems
4.5 Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities
Chapter 4 Summary
Chapter 4 Review Exercises
Chapter 4 Mixed Review Exercises
Chapter 4 Test
Chapters R--4 Cumulative Review Exercises

5. Exponents and Polynomials
5.1 The Product Rule and Power Rules for Exponents
5.2 Integer Exponents and the Quotient Rule
5.3 Scientific Notation
5.4 Adding, Subtracting, and Graphing Polynomials
5.5 Multiplying Polynomials
5.6 Special Products
5.7 Dividing Polynomials
Chapter 5 Summary
Chapter 5 Review Exercises
Chapter 5 Mixed Review Exercises
Chapter 5 Test
Chapters R--5 Cumulative Review Exercises

6. Factoring and Applications
6.1 The Greatest Common Factors; Factoring by Grouping
6.2 Factoring Trinomials
6.3 More on Factoring Trinomials
6.4 Special Factoring Techniques
Summary Exercises: Recognizing and Applying Factoring Strategies
6.5 Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Zero-Factor Property
6.6 Applications of Quadratic Equations
Chapter 6 Summary
Chapter 6 Review Exercises
Chapter 6 Mixed Review Exercises
Chapter 6 Test
Chapters R--6 Cumulative Review Exercises

7. Rational Expressions and Applications
7.1 The Fundamental Property of Rational Expressions
7.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
7.3 Least Common Denominators
7.4 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
7.5 Complex Fractions
7.6 Solving Equations with Rational Expressions
Summary Exercises: Simplifying Rational Expressions vs. Solving Rational Equations
7.7 Applications of Rational Expressions
7.8 Variation
Chapter 7 Summary
Chapter 7 Review Exercises
Chapter 7 Mixed Review Exercises
Chapter 7 Test
Chapters R--7 Cumulative Review Exercises

8. Roots and Radicals
8.1 Evaluating Roots
8.2 Multiplying, Dividing, and Simplifying Radicals
8.3 Adding and Subtracting Radicals
8.4 Rationalizing the Denominator
8.5 More Simplifying and Operations with Radicals
Summary Exercises: Applying Operations with Radicals
8.6 Solving Equations with Radicals
Chapter 8 Summary
Chapter 8 Review Exercises
Chapter 8 Mixed Review Exercises
Chapter 8 Test
Chapters R--8 Cumulative Review Exercises

9. 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
Summary Exercises: Applying Methods for Solving Quadratic Equations
9.4 Graphing Quadratic Equations
Chapter 9 Summary
Chapter 9 Review Exercises
Chapter 9 Mixed Review Exercises
Chapter 9 Test
Chapters R--9 Cumulative Review Exercises

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