# Basic College Mathematics, 9th edition

• John Tobey,
• Jeffrey Slater,
• Jamie Blair,
• Jennifer Crawford,
• Anne Fischer

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## Overview

Basic College Mathematics is with you every step of the way, helping you build essential skills by breaking mathematics into manageable pieces. The authors act as your own personal math coach, supporting you at every turn with exercises, videos and examples built specifically to help with the trickiest problems. Emphasis on the use of math in careers and financial literacy helps to answer the question “when will I ever use this?” The 9th Edition updates Applications exercises and examples throughout, and approximately 25% of the applications have been contributed by actual students based on scenarios encountered in their home or work lives. A new Steps to Success Index highlights study skills to help you succeed in the course.

ISBN-13: 9780137342051

Subject: Developmental Math

Category: Basic Math or Prealgebra

## Overview

Preface
Diagnostic Pretest

1. Whole Numbers
Career Opportunities
1.1 Understanding Whole Numbers
1.3 Subtracting Whole Numbers
1.4 Multiplying Whole Numbers
1.5 Dividing Whole Numbers Use Math to Save Money
1.6 Exponents and the Order of Operations
1.7 Rounding and Estimating
1.8 Solving Applied Problems Involving Whole Numbers Career Exploration Problems
Chapter 1 Organizer
Chapter 1 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 1 Test
Math Coach

2. Fractions
Career Opportunities
2.1 Understanding Fractions
2.2 Simplifying Fractions
2.3 Converting Between Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers
2.4 Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers
2.5 Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers Use Math to Save Money
2.6 The Least Common Denominator and Creating Equivalent Fractions
2.8 Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers and the Order of Operations
2.9 Solving Applied Problems Involving Fractions Career Exploration Problems
Chapter 2 Organizer
Chapter 2 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 2 Test
Math Coach

3. Decimals
Career Opportunities
3.1 Using Decimal Notation
3.2 Comparing, Ordering, and Rounding Decimals
3.4 Multiplying Decimals Use Math to Save Money
3.5 Dividing Decimals
3.6 Converting Fractions to Decimals and the Order of Operations
3.7 Estimating and Solving Applied Problems Involving Decimals Career Exploration Problems
Chapter 3 Organizer
Chapter 3 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 3 Test
Math Coach
Cumulative Test for Chapters 1-3

4. Ratio and Proportion
Career Opportunities
4.1 Ratios and Rates
4.2 The Concept of Proportions Use Math to Save Money
4.3 Solving Proportions
4.4 Solving Applied Problems Involving Proportions Career Exploration Problems
Chapter 4 Organizer
Chapter 4 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 4 Test
Math Coach

5. Percent
Career Opportunities
5.1 Understanding Percent
5.2 Changing Between Percents, Decimals, and Fractions
5.3A Solving Percent Problems Using Equations
5.3B Solving Percent Problems Using Proportions Use Math to Save Money
5.4 Solving Applied Percent Problems
5.5 Solving Commission, Percent of Increase or Decrease, and Interest Problems Career Exploration Problems
Chapter 5 Organizer
Chapter 5 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 5 Test
Math Coach

6. Measurement
Career Opportunities
6.1 American Units
6.2 Metric Measurements: Length
6.3 Metric Measurements: Volume and Weight Use Math to Save Money
6.4 Converting Units
6.5 Solving Applied Measurement Problems Career Exploration Problems
Chapter 6 Organizer
Chapter 6 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 6 Test
Math Coach
Cumulative Test for Chapters 1-6

7. Geometry
Career Opportunities
7.1 Angles
7.2 Rectangles and Squares
7.3 Parallelograms, Trapezoids, and Rhombuses
7.4 Triangles
7.5 Square Roots Use Math to Save Money
7.6 The Pythagorean Theorem
7.7 Circles
7.8 Volume
7.9 Similar Geometric Figures
7.10 Solving Applied Problems Involving Geometry Career Exploration Problems
Chapter 7 Organizer
Chapter 7 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 7 Test
Math Coach

8. Statistics
Career Opportunities
8.1 Circle Graphs
8.2 Bar Graphs and Line Graphs Use Math to Save Money
8.3 Histograms
8.4 Mean, Median, and Mode Career Exploration Problems
Chapter 8 Organizer
Chapter 8 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 8 Test
Math Coach

9. Signed Numbers
Career Opportunities
9.2 Subtracting Signed Numbers
9.3 Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbers Use Math to Save Money
9.4 Order of Operations with Signed Numbers
9.5 Scientific Notation Career Exploration Problems
Chapter 9 Organizer
Chapter 9 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 9 Test
Math Coach

10 . Introduction to Algebra
Career Opportunities
10.1 Variables and Like Terms
10.2 The Distributive Property
10.3 Solving Equations Using the Addition Property
10.4 Solving Equations Using the Division or Multiplication Property
10.5 Solving Equations Using Two Properties Use Math to Save Money
10.6 Translating English to Algebra
10.7 Solving Applied Problems Career Exploration Problems
Chapter 10 Organizer
Chapter 10 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 10 Test

Math Coach
Practice Final Examination

Appendix A: Table of Prime Factors

Solutions to Student
Practice Problems
Photo Credits
Glossary
Subject Index
Index of Applications

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