# Beginning Algebra, 8th edition

• Elayn Martin-Gay

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## Overview

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.

ISBN-13: 9780137573134

Subject: Developmental Math

Category: Beginning Algebra

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
• 1.6 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
• 8.4 Multiplying and Dividing Radicals
• 8.5 Solving Equations Containing Radicals
• 8.6 Radical Equations and Problem Solving
• 8.7 Rational Exponents
• 9.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Property
• 9.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
• Mid-Chapter Review: Summary on Solving Quadratic Equations
• 9.4 Complex Solutions of Quadratic Equations

### Appendices

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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