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Overview
Beginning & Intermediate Algebra 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 6th 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.
Published by Pearson (July 9th 2021)  Copyright © 2022
ISBN13: 9780137444335
Subject: Developmental Math
Category: Beginning & Intermediate Algebra Combined
Overview
Preface
Diagnostic Pretest
0. Prealgebra Review
 Career Opportunities
 0.1 Simplifying Fractions
 0.2 Adding and Subtracting Fractions
 0.3 Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
 0.4 Using Decimals Use Math to Save Money
 0.5 Percents, Rounding, and Estimating
 0.6 Using the Mathematics Blueprint for Problem Solving Career Exploration Problems
 Chapter 0 Organizer
 Chapter 0 Review Problems
 How Am I Doing? Chapter 0 Test
 Math Coach
1. Real Numbers and Variables
 Career Opportunities
 1.1 Adding Real Numbers
 1.2 Subtracting Real Numbers
 1.3 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
 1.4 Exponents
 1.5 The Order of Operations Use Math to Save Money
 1.6 Using the Distributive Property to Simplify Algebraic Expressions
 1.7 Combining Like Terms
 1.8 Using Substitution to Evaluate Algebraic Expressions and Formulas
 1.9 Grouping Symbols Career Exploration Problems
 Chapter 1 Organizer
 Chapter 1 Review Problems
 How Am I Doing? Chapter 1 Test
 Math Coach
2. Equations, Inequalities, and Applications
 Career Opportunities
 2.1 The Addition Principle of Equality
 2.2 The Multiplication Principle of Equality
 2.3 Using the Addition and Multiplication Principles Together
 2.4 Solving Equations with Fractions Use Math to Save Money
 2.5 Translating English Phrases into Algebraic Expressions
 2.6 Using Equations to Solve Word Problems
 2.7 Solving Word Problems: The Value of Money and Percents
 2.8 Solving Inequalities in One Variable Career Exploration Problems
 Chapter 2 Organizer
 Chapter 2 Review Problems
 How Am I Doing? Chapter 2 Test
 Math Coach
3. Graphing and Functions
 Career Opportunities
 3.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System
 3.2 Graphing Linear Equations
 3.3 The Slope of a Line Use Math to Save Money
 3.4 Writing the Equation of a Line
 3.5 Graphing Linear Inequalities
 3.6 Functions Career Exploration Problems
 Chapter 3 Organizer
 Chapter 3 Review Problems
 How Am I Doing? Chapter 3 Test
 Math Coach
 Cumulative Test for Chapters 03
4. Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
 Career Opportunities
 4.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
 4.2 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables Use Math to Save Money
 4.3 Applications of Systems of Linear Equations
 4.4 Systems of Linear Inequalities Career Exploration Problems
 Chapter 4 Organizer
 Chapter 4 Review Problems
 How Am I Doing? Chapter 4 Test
 Math Coach
5. Exponents and Polynomials
 Career Opportunities
 5.1 The Rules of Exponents
 5.2 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation
 5.3 Fundamental Polynomial Operations Use Math to Save Money
 5.4 Multiplying Polynomials
 5.5 Multiplication: Special Cases
 5.6 Dividing Polynomials Career Exploration Problems
 Chapter 5 Organizer
 Chapter 5 Review Problems
 How Am I Doing? Chapter 5 Test
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6. Factoring
 Career Opportunities
 6.1 Removing a Common Factor
 6.2 Factoring by Grouping
 6.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form x^{2} + bx + c
 6.4 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax^{2} + bx + c Use Math to Save Money
 6.5 Special Cases of Factoring
 6.6 A Brief Review of Factoring
 6.7 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring Career Exploration Problems
 Chapter 6 Organizer
 Chapter 6 Review Problems
 How Am I Doing? Chapter 6 Test
 Math Coach
 Cumulative Test for Chapters 06
7. Rational Expressions and Equations
 Career Opportunities
 7.1 Simplifying Rational Expressions
 7.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
 7.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions Use Math to Save Money
 7.4 Simplifying Complex Rational Expressions
 7.5 Solving Equations Involving Rational Expressions
 7.6 Ratio, Proportion, and Other Applied Problems Career Exploration Problems
 Chapter 7 Organizer
 Chapter 7 Review Problems
 How Am I Doing? Chapter 7 Test
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T. A Transition from Beginning to Intermediate Algebra
 T.1 Integer Exponents, Square Roots, Order of Operations, and Scientific Notation
 T.2 Polynomial Operations
 T.3 Factoring Polynomials
 T.4 Special Cases of Factoring
 T.5 The PointSlope Form of a Line
8. Rational Exponents and Radicals
 Career Opportunities
 8.1 Rational Exponents
 8.2 Radical Expressions and Functions
 8.3 Simplifying, Adding, and Subtracting Radicals
 8.4 Multiplying and Dividing Radicals Use Math to Save Money
 8.5 Radical Equations
 8.6 Complex Numbers
 8.7 Variation Career Exploration Problems
 Chapter 8 Organizer
 Chapter 8 Review Problems
 How Am I Doing? Chapter 8 Test
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9. Quadratic Equations and Inequalities
 Career Opportunities
 9.1 Quadratic Equations
 9.2 The Quadratic Formula and Solutions to Quadratic Equations
 9.3 Equations That Can Be Transformed into Quadratic Form Use Math to Save Money
 9.4 Formulas and Applications
 9.5 Quadratic Functions
 9.6 Compound and Quadratic Inequalities
 9.7 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities Career Exploration Problems
 Chapter 9 Organizer
 Chapter 9 Review Problems
 How Am I Doing? Chapter 9 Test
 Math Coach
 Cumulative Test for Chapters 09
10. The Conic Sections
 Career Opportunities
 10.1 The Distance Formula and the Circle
 10.2 The Parabola
 10.3 The Ellipse Use Math to Save Money
 10.4 The Hyperbola
 10.5 Nonlinear Systems of Equations Career Exploration Problems
 Chapter 10 Organizer
 Chapter 10 Review Problems
 How Am I Doing? Chapter 10 Test
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11. Additional Properties of Functions
 Career Opportunities
 11.1 Function Notation
 11.2 General Graphing Procedures for Functions Use Math to Save Money
 11.3 Algebraic Operations on Functions
 11.4 Inverse of a Function Career Exploration Problems
 Chapter 11 Organizer
 Chapter 11 Review Problems
 How Am I Doing? Chapter 11 Test
 Math Coach
12. Logarithmic and Exponential Functions
 Career Opportunities
 12.1 The Exponential Function
 12.2 The Logarithmic Function
 12.3 Properties of Logarithms Use Math to Save Money
 12.4 Common Logarithms, Natural Logarithms, and Change of Base of Logarithms
 12.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations Career Exploration Problems
 Chapter 12 Organizer
 Chapter 12 Review Problems
 How Am I Doing? Chapter 12 Test
 Math Coach
 Practice Final Examination
Appendices
 A: Practice with Operations of Whole Numbers
 B: Determinants and Cramer's Rule
 C: Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Matrices
 D: Sets
Solutions to Student Practice Problems
Answers to Selected Exercises
Beginning and Intermediate Algebra Glossary
Photo Credits
Subject Index
Index of Applications
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