Introductory Algebra, 13th edition

  • Marvin L. Bittinger, 
  • Judith A. Beecher, 
  • Barbara L. Johnson

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Math hasn't changed, but students and the way they learn have. Introductory Algebra offers trusted content with thoughtful innovations, written by trusted author-educators. In this revision of the Bittinger Paperback Worktext Series, the author team brings their extensive experience to developmental math courses, paired with strategic integration of content and technology. They focus on creating a foundation for you to study concepts, providing ample applications to reinforce understanding, and fostering retention to help you carry your successes forward to future courses and everyday life. In the 13th Edition, new Chapter Opener applications with graphics use current data and applications to present the math in context. New Student Activities begin with real-world data and guide you to examine a key concept in each chapter, while analyzing the data and connecting other concepts; new Skill Review in nearly every section reviews a previously presented skill where it is key to learning the new material; and much more.

Published by Pearson (July 23rd 2021) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137526703

Subject: Developmental Math

Category: Beginning Algebra


  • Index of Activities
  • Index of Animations
  • Preface
  • Index of Applications
  • Just-in-Time Review
    1. All Factors of a Number
    2. Prime Factorizations
    3. Greatest Common Factor
    4. Least Common Multiple
    5. Equivalent Expressions and Fraction Notation
    6. Mixed Numerals
    7. Simplify Fraction Notation
    8. Multiply and Divide Fraction Notation
    9. Add and Subtract Fraction Notation
    10. Convert from Decimal Notation to Fraction Notation
    11. Add and Subtract Decimal Notation
    12. Multiply and Divide Decimal Notation
    13. Convert from Fraction Notation to Decimal Notation
    14. Rounding with Decimal Notation
    15. Convert Between Percent Notation and Decimal Notation
    16. Convert Between Percent Notation and Fraction Notation
    17. Exponential Notation
    18. Order of Operations
  1. Introduction to Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions
    • 1.1 Introduction to Algebra
    • 1.2 The Real Numbers
    • 1.3 Addition of Real Numbers
    • 1.4 Subtraction of Real Numbers
      • Mid-Chapter Review
    • 1.5 Multiplication of Real Numbers
    • 1.6 Division of Real Numbers
    • 1.7 Properties of Real Numbers
    • 1.8 Simplifying Expressions; Order of Operations
    • Summary and Review
    • Test
  2. Solving Equations and Inequalities
    • 2.1 Solving Equations: The Addition Principle
    • 2.2 Solving Equations: The Multiplication Principle
    • 2.3 Using the Principles Together
    • 2.4 Formulas
      • Mid-Chapter Review
    • 2.5 Applications of Percent
    • 2.6 Applications and Problem Solving
      • Translating for Success
    • 2.7 Solving Inequalities
    • 2.8 Applications and Problem Solving with Inequalities
    • Summary and Review
    • Test
    • Cumulative Review
  3. Graphs of Linear Equations
    • 3.1 Graphs and Applications of Linear Equations
    • 3.2 More with Graphing and Intercepts
      • Visualizing for Success
    • 3.3 Slope and Applications
    • 3.4 Equations of Lines
      • Mid-Chapter Review
    • 3.5 Graphing Using the Slope and y-Intercept
    • 3.6 Parallel Lines and Perpendicular Lines
    • 3.7 Graphing Inequalities in Two Variables
    • Visualizing for Success
    • Summary and Review
    • Test
    • Cumulative Review
  4. Polynomials: Operations
    • 4.1 Integers as Exponents
    • 4.2 Exponents and Scientific Notation
    • 4.3 Introduction to Polynomials
    • 4.4 Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
      • Mid-Chapter Review
    • 4.5 Multiplication of Polynomials
    • 4.6 Special Products
      • Visualizing for Success
    • 4.7 Operations with Polynomials in Several Variables
    • 4.8 Division of Polynomials
    • Summary and Review
    • Test
    • Cumulative Review
  5. Polynomials: Factoring
    • 5.1 Introduction to Factoring
    • 5.2 Factoring Trinomials of the Type x2 + bx + c
    • 5.3 Factoring ax2 + bx + c, a ≠ 1: The FOIL Method
    • 5.4 Factoring ax2 + bx + c, a ≠ 1: The ac-Method
      • Mid-Chapter Review
    • 5.5 Factoring Trinomial Squares and Differences of Squares
    • 5.6 Factoring: A General Strategy
    • 5.7 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
    • 5.8 Applications of Quadratic Equations
    • Translating For Success
    • Summary and Review
    • Test
    • Cumulative Review
  6. Rational Expressions and Equations
    • 6.1 Multiplying and Simplifying Rational Expressions
    • 6.2 Division and Reciprocals
    • 6.3 Least Common Multiples and Denominators
    • 6.4 Adding Rational Expressions
    • 6.5 Subtracting Rational Expressions
      • Mid-Chapter Review
    • 6.6 Complex Rational Expressions
    • 6.7 Solving Rational Equations
    • 6.8 Applications Using Rational Equations and Proportions
      • Translating for Success
    • 6.9 Direct Variation and Inverse Variation
    • Summary and Review
    • Test
    • Cumulative Review
  7. Systems of Equations
    • 7.1 Systems of Equations in Two Variables
    • 7.2 The Substitution Method
    • 7.3 The Elimination Method
      • Mid-Chapter Review
    • 7.4 Applications and Problem Solving
    • 7.5 Applications with Motion
    • Translating for Success
    • Summary and Review
    • Test
    • Cumulative Review
  8. Radical Expressions and Equations
    • 8.1 Introduction to Radical Expressions
    • 8.2 Multiplying and Simplifying with Radical Expressions
    • 8.3 Quotients Involving Radical Expressions
      • Mid-Chapter Review
    • 8.4 Addition, Subtraction, and More Multiplication
    • 8.5 Radical Equations
    • 8.6 Applications with Right Triangles
    • Translating for Success
    • Summary and Review
    • Test
    • Cumulative Review
  9. Quadratic Equations
    • 9.1 Introduction to Quadratic Equations
    • 9.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
    • 9.3 The Quadratic Formula
      • Mid-Chapter Review
    • 9.4 Formulas
    • 9.5 Applications and Problem Solving
      • Translating for Success
    • 9.6 Graphs of Quadratic Equations
      • Visualizing for Success
    • 9.7 Functions
    • Summary and Review
    • Test
    • Cumulative Review


  • A. Factoring Sums or Differences of Cubes
  • B. Finding Equations of Lines: Point—Slope Equation
  • C. Higher Roots
  • D. Sets
  • E. Mean, Median, and Mode
  • F. Inequalities and Interval Notation
    • Answers
    • Guided Solutions
    • Glossary
    • Index

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