Basic College Mathematics

Basic College Mathematics, 9th edition

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

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Overview

Basic College Mathematics will help you build essential mathematical skills by breaking math into manageable pieces. You'll get exercises, videos, and examples to help conquer tricky problems. Ultimately, the text makes sense of math as an asset to empower your financial literacy and career success.

Published by Pearson (June 18th 2021) - Copyright © 2022

ISBN-13: 9780137342051

Subject: Developmental Math

Category: Basic Math

Table of contents

Preface
Diagnostic Pretest

1. Whole Numbers
Career Opportunities
1.1 Understanding Whole Numbers
1.2 Adding 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
2.7 Adding and Subtracting 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
3.3 Adding and Subtracting 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
9.1 Adding Signed Numbers
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
Answers to Selected Exercises
Photo Credits
Glossary
Subject Index
Index of Applications

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