Beginning Algebra, 13th edition

  • Margaret L. Lial
  • John Hornsby
  • Terry McGinnis

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Table of contents

Study Skill 1: Using Your Math Text

Study Skill 2: Reading Your Math Text

Study Skill 3: Taking Lecture Notes

Study Skill 4: Completing Your Homework

Study Skill 5: Using Study Cards

Study Skill 6: Managing Your Time

Study Skill 7: Reviewing a Chapter

Study Skill 8: Taking Math Tests

Study Skill 9: Analyzing Your Test Results

Study Skill 10: Preparing for Your Math Final

R. Prealgebra Review
R.1 Fractions
R.2 Decimals and Percents

1. The Real Number System
1.1 Exponents, Order of Operations, and Inequality
1.2 Variables, Expressions, and Equations
1.3 Real Numbers and the Number Line
1.4 Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers
1.5 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
            Summary Exercises: Performing Operations with Real Numbers
1.6 Properties of Real Numbers
1.7 Simplifying Expressions
            Chapter 1 Summary
            Chapter 1 Review Exercises
            Chapter 1 Mixed Review Exercises
            Chapter 1 Test

     Chapters R and 1 Cumulative Review Exercises

2. Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable
2.1 The Addition Property of Equality
2.2 The Multiplication Property of Equality
2.3 Solving Linear Equations Using Both Properties of Equality
2.4 Clearing Fractions and Decimals When Solving Linear Equations

            Summary Exercises: Applying Methods for Solving Linear Equations

2.5 Applications of Linear Equations
2.6 Formulas and Additional Applications from Geometry
2.7 Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
2.8 Further Applications of Linear Equations
2.9 Solving Linear Inequalities
            Chapter 2 Summary
            Chapter 2 Review Exercises
            Chapter 2 Mixed Review Exercises
            Chapter 2 Test
            Chapters R—2 Cumulative Review Exercises

3. Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables; Functions
3.1 Linear Equations and Rectangular Coordinates
3.2 Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables
3.3 The Slope of a Line
3.4 Slope-Intercept Form of a Linear Equation
3.5 Point-Slope Form of a Linear Equation and Modeling
            Summary Exercises: Applying Graphing and Equation-Writing Techniques for Lines
3.6 Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
3.7 Introduction to Functions
            Chapter 3 Summary
            Chapter 3 Review Exercises
            Chapter 3 Mixed Review Exercises
            Chapter 3 Test
            Chapters R—3 Cumulative Review Exercises

4. 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 Elimination
            Summary Exercises: Applying Techniques for Solving Systems of Linear Equations
4.4 Applications of Linear Systems
4.5 Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities
            Chapter 4 Summary
            Chapter 4 Review Exercises
            Chapter 4 Mixed Review Exercises
            Chapter 4 Test
            Chapters R—4 Cumulative Review Exercises

5. Exponents and Polynomials
5.1 The Product Rule and Power Rules for Exponents
5.2 Integer Exponents and the Quotient Rule
5.3 Scientific Notation
5.4 Adding, Subtracting, and Graphing Polynomials
5.5 Multiplying Polynomials
5.6 Special Products
5.7 Dividing Polynomials
            Chapter 5 Summary
            Chapter 5 Review Exercises
            Chapter 5 Mixed Review Exercises
            Chapter 5 Test
            Chapters R—5 Cumulative Review Exercises

6. Factoring and Applications
6.1 The Greatest Common Factors; Factoring by Grouping
6.2 Factoring Trinomials
6.3 More on Factoring Trinomials
6.4 Special Factoring Techniques
            Summary Exercises: Recognizing and Applying Factoring Strategies
6.5 Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Zero-Factor Property
6.6 Applications of Quadratic Equations
            Chapter 6 Summary
            Chapter 6 Review Exercises
            Chapter 6 Mixed Review Exercises
            Chapter 6 Test
            Chapters R—6 Cumulative Review Exercises

7. Rational Expressions and Applications
7.1 The Fundamental Property of Rational Expressions
7.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
7.3 Least Common Denominators
7.4 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
7.5 Complex Fractions
7.6 Solving Equations with Rational Expressions
            Summary Exercises: Simplifying Rational Expressions vs. Solving Rational Equations
7.7 Applications of Rational Expressions
7.8 Variation
            Chapter 7 Summary
            Chapter 7 Review Exercises
            Chapter 7 Mixed Review Exercises
            Chapter 7 Test
            Chapters R—7 Cumulative Review Exercises

8. Roots and Radicals
8.1 Evaluating Roots
8.2 Multiplying, Dividing, and Simplifying Radicals
8.3 Adding and Subtracting Radicals
8.4 Rationalizing the Denominator
8.5 More Simplifying and Operations with Radicals
            Summary Exercises: Applying Operations with Radicals
8.6 Solving Equations with Radicals
            Chapter 8 Summary
            Chapter 8 Review Exercises
            Chapter 8 Mixed Review Exercises
            Chapter 8 Test
            Chapters R—8 Cumulative Review Exercises

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
            Summary Exercises: Applying Methods for Solving Quadratic Equations
9.4 Graphing Quadratic Equations
            Chapter 9 Summary
            Chapter 9 Review Exercises
            Chapter 9 Mixed Review Exercises
            Chapter 9 Test
            Chapters R—9 Cumulative Review Exercises

Answers to Selected Exercises

Additional topics available in MyLab™ Math: Using Rational Numbers as Exponents; Complex Numbers; Sets; Introduction to Calculators

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