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Overview
Hallmark features of this title
 Connecting the Concepts gives students the opportunity to tie together concepts from multiple sections or chapters and includes the allimportant mixed practice.
 Exploring the Concept activities ask students to dive deeper into a key concept.
 AlgebraicGraphical Connections, Translating for Success and Visualizing for Success draw connections between math from multiple perspectives.
 Exercises foster skills and greater conceptual understanding, including “Aha!” exercises that develop student insight on solving certain problem types, “Synthesis” exercises that ask them to combine skills from earlier sections, and “Writing” exercises that require critical thinking to explain concepts.
 MidChapter Reviews and endofchapter resources provide reinforcement for review and retention.
Published by Pearson (February 1st 2024)  Copyright © 2025
ISBN13: 9780137988419
Subject: Developmental Math
Category: Beginning & Intermediate Algebra Combined
Table of contents
 J. JustinTime Review
 J.1 Prime Factorizations
 J.2 Greatest Common Factor
 J.3 Least Common Multiple
 J.4 Equivalent Expressions and Fraction Notation
 J.5 Mixed Numerals
 J.6 Converting from Decimal Notation to Fraction Notation
 J.7 Adding and Subtracting Decimal Notation
 J.8 Multiplying and Dividing Decimal Notation
 J.9 Converting from Fraction Notation to Decimal Notation
 J.10 Rounding with Decimal Notation
 J.11 Converting between Percent Notation and Decimal Notation
 J.12 Converting between Percent Notation and Fraction Notation
 J.13 Order of Operations J
 J.14 Unit Conversion
 1. Introduction to Algebraic Expressions
 1.1 Introduction to Algebra
 1.2 The Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Laws
 1.3 Fraction Notation
 1.4 Positive and Negative Real Numbers
 Exploring the Concept
 MidChapter Review
 1.5 Addition of Real Numbers
 1.6 Subtraction of Real Numbers
 1.7 Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers
 Connecting the Concepts
 1.8 Exponential Notation and Order of Operations
 Translating for Success
 Collaborative Activities
 Study Summary
 Review Exercises
 Test
 2. Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving
 2.1 Solving Equations
 2.2 Using the Principles Together
 2.3 Formulas
 MidChapter Review
 2.4 Applications with Percent
 2.5 Problem Solving
 2.6 Solving Inequalities
 Exploring the Concept
 Connecting the Concepts
 2.7 Solving Applications with Inequalities
 Translating for Success
 Collaborative Activity
 DecisionMaking Connection
 Study Summary
 Review Exercises
 Test
 Cumulative Review: Chapters 12
 3. Introduction to Graphing
 3.1 Reading Graphs, Plotting Points, and Scaling Graphs
 3.2 Graphing Linear Equations
 3.3 Graphing and Intercepts
 3.4 Rates
 3.5 Slope
 MidChapter Review
 3.6 Slope–Intercept Form
 3.7 Point–Slope Form and Equations of Lines
 Connecting the Concepts
 Visualizing for Success
 DecisionMaking Connection
 Study Summary
 Review Exercises
 Test
 Cumulative Review: Chapters 13
 4. Polynomials
 4.1 Exponents and Their Properties
 4.2 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation
 Connecting the Concepts
 4.3 Polynomials
 4.4 Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
 MidChapter Review
 4.5 Multiplication of Polynomials
 4.6 Special Products
 Exploring the Concept
 4.7 Polynomials in Several Variables
 4.8 Division of Polynomials
 Visualizing for Success
 Collaborative Activity
 DecisionMaking Connection
 Study Summary
 Review Exercises
 Test
 Cumulative Review: Chapters 14
 5. Polynomials and Factoring
 5.1 Introduction to Factoring
 5.2 Factoring Trinomials of the Type x^{2} + bx + c
 5.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Type ax^{2} + bx + c
 5.4 Factoring PerfectSquare Trinomials and Differences of Squares
 MidChapter Review
 5.5 Factoring Sums or Differences of Cubes
 5.6 Factoring: A General Strategy
 5.7 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
 Exploring the Concept
 Connecting the Concepts
 5.8 Solving Applications
 Translating for Success
 Collaborative Activity
 Collaborative Activity
 DecisionMaking Connection
 Study Summary
 Review Exercises
 Test
 Cumulative Review: Chapters 15
 6. Rational Expressions and Equations
 6.1 Rational Expressions
 6.2 Multiplication and Division
 6.3 Addition, Subtraction, and Least Common Denominators
 6.4 Addition and Subtraction with Unlike Denominators
 MidChapter Review
 6.5 Complex Rational Expressions
 6.6 Rational Equations
 Solving Rational Equations
 Connecting the Concepts
 6.7 Applications Using Rational Equation and Proportions
 Exploring the Concept
 Translating for Success
 Collaborative Activity
 DecisionMaking Connection
 Study Summary
 Review Exercises
 Test
 Cumulative Review: Chapters 16
 7. Functions and Graphs
 7.1 Introduction to Functions
 7.2 Domain and Range
 Connecting the Concepts
 7.3 Graphs of Functions
 MidChapter Review
 7.4 The Algebra of Functions
 7.5 Formulas, Applications, and Variation
 Visualizing for Success
 Collaborative Activity
 DecisionMaking Connection
 Study Summary
 Review Exercises
 Test
 Cumulative Review: Chapters 17
 8. Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving
 8.1 Systems of Equations in Two Variables
 Algebraic Graphical Connection
 8.2 Solving by Substitution or Elimination
 Connecting the Concepts
 8.3 Solving Applications: Systems of Two Equations
 Exploring the Concept
 8.4 Systems of Equations in Three Variables
 MidChapter Review
 8.5 Solving Applications: Systems of Three Equations
 8.6 Matrices
 8.7 Elimination Using Matrices
 8.8 Determinants and Cramer’s Rule
 8.9 Business and Economics Applications
 Visualizing For Success
 Collaborative Activity
 DecisionMaking Connection
 Study Summary
 Review Exercises
 Test
 Cumulative Review: Chapters 18
 9. Inequalities and Problem Solving
 9.1 Inequalities and Applications
 9.2 Intersections, Unions, and Compound Inequalities
 9.3 AbsoluteValue Equations and Inequalities
 Exploring the Concept
 MidChapter Review
 9.4 Inequalities in Two Variables
 Connecting the Concepts
 9.5 Applications Using Linear Programming
 Visualizing For Success
 Collaborative Activity
 DecisionMaking Connection
 Study Summary
 Review Exercises
 Test
 Cumulative Review: Chapters 19
 10. Exponents and Radicals
 10.1 Radical Expressions and Functions
 10.2 Rational Numbers as Exponents
 10.3 Multiplying Radical Expressions
 10.4 Dividing Radical Expressions
 10.5 Expressions Containing Several Radical Terms
 Connecting the Concepts
 MidChapter Review
 10.6 Solving Radical Equations
 10.7 The Distance Formula, the Midpoint Formula, and Other Applications
 10.8 The Complex Numbers
 Visualizing For Success
 Collaborative Activity
 DecisionMaking Connection
 Study Summary
 Review Exercises
 Test
 Cumulative Review: Chapters 110
 11. Quadratic Functions and Equations
 11.1 Quadratic Equations
 Algebraic Graphical Connection
 11.2 The Quadratic Formula
 Connecting the Concepts
 11.3 Studying Solutions of Quadratic Equations
 11.4 Applications Involving Quadratic Equations
 11.5 Equations Reducible to Quadratic
 MidChapter Review
 11.6 Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs
 Exploring the Concept
 11.7 More About Graphing Quadratic Functions
 Algebraic Graphical Connection
 1.8 Problem Solving and Quadratic Functions
 11.9 Polynomial Inequalities and Rational Inequalities
 Algebraic Graphical Connection
 Visualizing For Success
 Collaborative Activity
 DecisionMaking Connection
 Study Summary
 Review Exercises
 Test
 Cumulative Review: Chapters 111
 12. Exponential Functions and Logarithmic Functions
 12.1 Composite Functions and Inverse Functions
 Exploring the Concept
 12.2 Exponential Functions
 12.3 Logarithmic Functions
 12.4 Properties of Logarithmic Functions
 MidChapter Review
 12.5 Common Logarithms and Natural Logarithms
 12.6 Solving Exponential Equations and Logarithmic Equations
 Connecting the Concepts
 12.7 Applications of Exponential Functions and Logarithmic Functions
 Visualizing For Success
 Collaborative Activity
 DecisionMaking Connection
 Study Summary
 Review Exercises
 Test
 Cumulative Review: Chapters 112
 13. Conic Sections
 13.1 Conic Sections: Parabolas and Circles
 13.2 Conic Sections: Ellipses
 13.3 Conic Sections: Hyperbolas
 Exploring the Concept
 Connecting the Concepts
 MidChapter Review
 13.4 Nonlinear Systems of Equations
 Visualizing For Success
 Collaborative Activity
 DecisionMaking Connection
 Study Summary
 Review Exercises
 Test
 Cumulative Review: Chapters 113<
 14. Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem
 14.1 Sequences and Series
 14.2 Arithmetic Sequences and Series
 14.3 Geometric Sequences and Series
 Exploring the Concept
 Connecting the Concepts
 MidChapter Review
 14.4 The Binomial Theorem
 Visualizing For Success
 Collaborative Activity
 DecisionMaking Connection
 Study Summary
 Review Exercises
 Test
 Cumulative Review: Chapters 114
 R. Elementary Algebra Review
 R.1 Introduction to Algebraic Expressions
 R.2 Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving
 R.3 Introduction to Graphing
 R.4 Polynomials
 R.5 Polynomials and Factoring
 R.6 Rational Expressions and Equations
 Appendixes
 A. Mean, Median, and Mode
 B. Sets
 C. Synthetic Division and the Remainder Theorem
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Answer
Glossary
Index
Index of Applications
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