Intermediate Algebra, 8th edition

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

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Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2017

ISBN-13: 9780137553464

Subject: Developmental Math

Category: Intermediate Algebra


Table of Contents

  1. Whole Numbers
    • 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
    • 1.6 Exponents and Order of Operations
    • 1.7 Rounding and Estimating
    • 1.8 Solving Applied Problems Involving Whole Numbers
    • Career Explorations
    • Chapter 1 Organizer
    • Chapter 1 Review Problems
    • Chapter 1 Test
    • Math Coach
  2. Fractions
    • 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
    • 2.6 The Least Common Denominator and Creating Equaivalent 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 Explorations
    • Chapter 2 Organizer
    • Chapter 2 Review Problems
    • Chapter 2 Test
    • Math Coach
  3. Decimals
    • 3.1 Using Decimal Notation
    • 3.2 Comparing, Ordering, and Rounding Decimals
    • 3.3 Adding and Subtracting Decimals
    • 3.4 Multiplying Decimals
    • 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 Explorations
    • Chapter 3 Organizer
    • Chapter 3 Review Problems
    • Chapter 3 Test
    • Math Coach
  4. Ratio and Proportion
    • 4.1 Ratios and Rates
    • 4.2 The Concept of Proportions
    • 4.3 Solving Proportions
    • 4.4 Solving Applied Problems Involving Proportions
    • Career Explorations
    • Chapter 4 Organizer
    • Chapter 4 Review Problems
    • Chapter 4 Test
    • Math Coach
  5. Percent
    • 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
    • 5.4 Solving Applied Percent Problems
    • 5.5 Solving Commission, Percent Increase or Decrease, and Interest Problems
    • Career Explorations
    • Chapter 5 Organizer
    • Chapter 5 Review Problems
    • Chapter 5 Test
    • Math Coach
  6. Measurement
    • 6.1 American Units
    • 6.2 Metric Measurements: Length
    • 6.3 Metric Measurements: Volume and Weight
    • 6.4 Converting Units
    • 6.5 Solving Applied Measurements Problems
    • Career Explorations
    • Chapter 6 Organizer
    • Chapter 6 Review Problems
    • Chapter 6 Test
    • Math Coach
  7. Geometry
    • 7.1 Angles
    • 7.2 Rectangles and Squares
    • 7.3 Parallelograms, Trapezoids, and Rhombuses
    • 7.4 Triangles
    • 7.5 Square Roots
    • 7.6 The Pythagorean Theorem
    • 7.7 Circles
    • 7.8 Volume
    • 7.9 Similar Geometric Features
    • 7.10 Solving Applied Problems in Geometry
    • Career Explorations
    • Chapter 7 Organizer
    • Chapter 7 Review Problems
    • Chapter 7 Test
    • Math Coach
  8. Statistics
    • 8.1 Circle Graphs
    • 8.2 Bar Graphs and Line Graphs
    • 8.3 Histograms
    • 8.4 Mean, Median, and Mode
    • Career Explorations
    • Chapter 8 Organizer
    • Chapter 8 Review Problems
    • Chapter 8 Test
    • Math Coach
  9. Signed Numbers
    • 9.1 Adding Signed Numbers
    • 9.2 Subtracting Signed Numbers
    • 9.3 Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbers
    • 9.4 Order of Operations with Signed Numbers
    • 9.5 Scientific Notation
    • Career Explorations
    • Chapter 9 Organizer
    • Chapter 9 Review Problems
    • Chapter 9 Test
    • Math Coach
  10. Introduction to Algebra
    • 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
    • 10.6 Translating English to Algebra
    • 10.7 Solving Applied Problems
    • Career Explorations
    • Chapter 10 Organizer
    • Chapter 10 Review Problems
    • Chapter 10 Test
    • Math Coach

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