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

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
  1. 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

Answers to Selected Exercises


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