College Mathematics for Trades and Technologies, 10th edition

  • Cheryl Cleaves, 
  • Margie Hobbs, 
  • Jeffrey Noble

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College Mathematics for Trades and Technologies introduces the basic math, algebra and geometry needed in career programs, including in personal finance, healthcare and industrial trades. Presenting mathematical topics in the context of trade applications helps you connect the concepts to your future career.

Published by Pearson (December 11th 2020) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137400010

Subject: Technical, Trade, & Business Mathematics

Category: Business Math

Table of contents

Table of Contents

  1. Review of Basic Concepts
    • 1-1 Basic Operations with Whole Numbers and Decimals
    • 1-2 Exponents, Roots, and Powers of 10
    • 1-3 Order of Operations and Problem Solving
  2. Review of Fractions
    • 2-1 Multiples and Factors
    • 2-2 Equivalent Fractions and Decimals
    • 2-3 Adding and Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers
    • 2-4 Multiplying and Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers
  3. Percents
    • 3-1 Percent and Number Equivalents
    • 3-2 Percentage Problems
    • 3-3 Increase and Decrease
  4. Measurement
    • 4-1 The U.S. Customary System of Measurement
    • 4-2 Introduction to the Metric System
    • 4-3 Time, Temperature, and Other Measures
    • 4-4 Metric–U.S. Customary Comparisons
    • 4-5 Accuracy, Precision, and Error
  5. Signed Numbers and Powers of 10
    • 5-1 Adding Signed Numbers
    • 5-2 Subtracting Signed Numbers
    • 5-3 Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbers
    • 5-4 Signed Rational Numbers
    • 5-5 Powers of 10
    • 5-6 Scientific Notation
  6. Statistics
    • 6-1 Reading Circle, Bar, and Line Graphs
    • 6-2 Measures of Central Tendency
    • 6-3 Measures of Dispersion
    • 6-4 Counting Techniques and Simple Probabilities
  7. Linear Equations and Inequalities
    • 7-1 Variable Notation
    • 7-2 Solving Linear Equations
    • 7-3 Solving Linear Equations with Fractions and Decimals by Clearing the Denominators
    • 7-4 Inequalities and Sets
    • 7-5 Solving Linear Inequalities
    • 7-6 Solving Compound Inequalities
  8. Formulas, Proportion, and Variation
    • 8-1 Formulas
    • 8-2 Proportion
    • 8-3 Direct and Joint Variation
    • 8-4 Inverse and Combined Variation
  9. Linear Equations, Functions, and Inequalities in Two Variables
    • 9-1 Graphical Representation of Linear Equations and Functions
    • 9-2 Graphing Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables Using Alternative Methods
    • 9-3 Slope
    • 9-4 Linear Equation of a Line
  10. Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
    • 10-1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities Graphically
    • 10-2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using the Addition Method
    • 10-3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using the Substitution Method
    • 10-4 Problem Solving Using Systems of Linear Equations
  11. Powers and Polynomials
    • 11-1 Laws of Exponents
    • 11-2 Polynomials
    • 11-3 Basic Operations with Polynomials
  12. Roots and Radicals
    • 12-1 Irrational Numbers and Real Numbers
    • 12-2 Simplifying Irrational Expressions
    • 12-3 Basic Operations with Square-Root Radicals
    • 12-4 Complex and Imaginary Numbers
  13. Factoring
    • 13-1 The Distributive Property and Common Factors
    • 13-2 Factoring Special Products
    • 13-3 Factoring General Trinomials
  14. Rational Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities
    • 14-1 Simplifying Rational Expressions
    • 14-2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
    • 14-3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
    • 14-4 Solving Equations and Inequalities with Rational Expressions
  15. Quadratic and Other Nonlinear Equations and Inequalities
    • 15-1 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square-Root Method
    • 15-2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
    • 15-3 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square or Using the Formula
    • 15-4 Graphing Quadratic Functions
    • 15-5 Solving Higher-Degree Equations by Factoring
    • 15-6 Solving Quadratic Inequalities
    • 15-7 Solving Equations and Inequalities Containing One Absolute-Value Expression
  16. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
    • 16-1 Exponential Expressions, Equations, and Formulas
    • 16-2 Logarithmic Expressions, Equations, and Formulas
  17. Geometry
    • 17-1 Lines and Angles
    • 17-2 Polygons
    • 17-3 Circles and Radians
    • 17-4 Volume and Surface Area
  18. Triangles
    • 18-1 Special Triangle Relationships
    • 18-2 Pythagorean Theorem
    • 18-3 Inscribed and Circumscribed Regular Polygons and Circles
    • 18-4 Distance and Midpoints
  19. Right-Angle Trigonometry
    • 19-1 Trigonometric Functions
    • 19-2 Solving Right Triangles Using the Sine, Cosine, and Tangent Functions
  20. Trigonometry with Any Angle
    • 20-1 Vectors
    • 20-2 Trigonometric Functions for Any Angle
    • 20-3 Period and Phase Shift
    • 20-4 Law of Sines
    • 20-5 Law of Cosines

Online Appendices available in MyLab Math:

  • Appendix A. Measuring Instruments
  • Appendix B. Number Systems
  • Appendix C. Matrices and Determinents
  • Appendix D. Conic

Selected Answers to Student Exercise Material

Glossary and Index

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