Beginning Algebra, 8th edition

  • Elayn Martin-Gay

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Beginning Algebra gives you a solid foundation in algebra and is ideal for students who might not have previous algebra experience. Author Elayn Martin-Gay believes that every student can succeed in math; students' needs inspire her clear, accessible writing along with her popular and effective video materials. Beginning Algebra provides the most up-to-date, relevant presentation for your next math course, or for non-mathematical courses that require an understanding of algebraic fundamentals. The 8th Edition is updated and enhanced with a new design throughout that helps you easily use the text, software and video program, and Video Notebook as an integrated learning system; it increases emphasis on study skills and much more.

Published by Pearson (January 6th 2023) - Copyright © 2023

ISBN-13: 9780137573134

Subject: Developmental Math

Category: Beginning Algebra

Table of contents

  1. Review of Real Numbers
    • 1.1 Study Skill Tips for Success in Mathematics
    • 1.2 Symbols and Sets of Numbers
    • 1.3 Fractions and Mixed Numbers
    • 1.4 Exponents, Order of Operations, Variable Expressions, and Equations
    • 1.5 Adding Real Numbers
    • 1.6 Subtracting Real Numbers
    • Mid-Chapter Review: Operations on Real Numbers
    • 1.7 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
    • 1.8 Properties of Real Numbers
  2. Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving
    • 2.1 Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
    • 2.2 The Addition Property of Equality
    • 2.3 The Multiplication Property of Equality
    • 2.4 Solving Linear Equations
    • Mid-Chapter Review: Solving Linear Equations
    • 2.5 An Introduction to Problem Solving
    • 2.6 Formulas and Problem Solving
    • 2.7 Percent and Mixture Problem Solving
    • 2.8 Further Problem Solving
    • 2.9 Solving Linear Inequalities
  3. Graphing
    • 3.1 Reading Graphs and the Rectangular Coordinate System
    • 3.2 Graphing Linear Equations
    • 3.3 Intercepts
    • 3.4 Slope and Rate of Change
    • Mid-Chapter Review: Summary on Slope and Graphing Linear Equations
    • 3.5 Equations of Lines
    • 3.6 Functions
  4. Solving Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
    • 4.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing
    • 4.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution
    • 4.3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Addition
    • Mid-Chapter Review: Solving Systems of Equations
    • 4.4 Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving
    • 4.5 Graphing Linear Inequalities
    • 4.6 Systems of Linear Inequalities
  5. Exponents and Polynomials
    • 5.1 Exponents
    • 5.2 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
    • 5.3 Multiplying Polynomials
    • 5.4 Special Products
    • Mid-Chapter Review: Exponents and Operations on Polynomials
    • 5.5 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation
    • 5.6 Dividing Polynomials
  6. Factoring Polynomials
    • 6.1 The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
    • 6.2 Factoring Trinomials of the Form x2 + bx + c
    • 6.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c and Perfect Square Trinomials
    • 6.4 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c by Grouping
    • 6.5 Factoring Binomials
    • Mid-Chapter Review: Choosing a Factoring Strategy
    • 6.6 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
    • 6.7 Quadratic Equations and Problem Solving
  7. Rational Expressions
    • 7.1 Simplifying Rational Expressions
    • 7.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
    • 7.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Common Denominators and Least Common Denominator
    • 7.4 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Unlike Denominators
    • 7.5 Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions
    • Mid-Chapter Review: Summary on Rational Expressions
    • 7.6 Proportion and Problem Solving with Rational Equations
    • 7.7 Variation and Problem Solving
    • 7.8 Simplifying Complex Fractions
  8. Roots and Radicals
    • 8.1 Introduction to Radicals
    • 8.2 Simplifying Radicals
    • 8.3 Adding and Subtracting Radicals
    • 8.4 Multiplying and Dividing Radicals
    • Mid-Chapter Review: Simplifying Radicals
    • 8.5 Solving Equations Containing Radicals
    • 8.6 Radical Equations and Problem Solving
    • 8.7 Rational Exponents
  9. Quadratic Equations
    • 9.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Property
    • 9.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
    • 9.3 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula
    • Mid-Chapter Review: Summary on Solving Quadratic Equations
    • 9.4 Complex Solutions of Quadratic Equations
    • 9.5 Graphing Quadratic Equations


  1. Geometry
  2. Additional Exercises on Proportion and Proportion Applications
  3. Operations on Decimals
  4. Mean, Median, Range and Introduction to Statistics/Mode
  5. Tables

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