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College Mathematics for Trades and Technologies, 10th edition

  • Cheryl Cleaves
  • Margie Hobbs

Published by Pearson (January 1st 2018) - Copyright © 2019

10th edition

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Fosters a solid understanding of the math needed for a broad range of career programs

College Mathematics for Trades and Technologies introduces the basic math, algebra, and geometry needed in career programs, including fields such as personal finance, healthcare, and industrial trades. Presenting the mathematical topics within the context of trade applications enables students to connect the concepts to their future careers.

The 10th Edition expands coverage of trades, includes additional support for students, and maintains all the features that have made this one of the most well-received texts for this course.

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Table of contents

1. Review of Basic Concepts

1-1 Basic Operations with Whole Numbers and Decimals 

1-2 Exponents, Roots, and Powers of 10 

1-3 Order of Operations and Problem Solving

2. Review of Fractions

2-1 Multiples and Factors 

2-2 Equivalent Fractions and Decimals 

2-3 Adding and Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers 

2-4 Multiplying and Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

3. Percents

3-1 Percent and Number Equivalents 

3-2 Percentage Problems 

3-3 Increase and Decrease 


4. Measurement

4-1 The U.S. Customary System of Measurement 

4-2 Introduction to the Metric System 

4-3 Time, Temperature, and Other Measures 

4-4 Metric–U.S. Customary Comparisons 

4-5 Accuracy, Precision, and Error

5. Signed Numbers and Powers of 10

5-1 Adding Signed Numbers 

5-2 Subtracting Signed Numbers 

5-3 Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbers

5-4 Signed Rational Numbers 

5-5 Powers of 10 

5-6 Scientific Notation

6. Statistics

6-1 Reading Circle, Bar, and Line Graphs 

6-2 Measures of Central Tendency 

6-3 Measures of Dispersion 

6-4 Counting Techniques and Simple Probabilities 


7. Linear Equations and Inequalities

7-1 Variable Notation

7-2 Solving Linear Equations

7-3 Solving Linear Equations with Fractions and Decimals by Clearing the Denominators

7-4 Inequalities and Sets

7-5 Solving Linear Inequalities

7-6 Solving Compound Inequalities

8. Formulas, Proportion, and Variation

8-1 Formulas

8-2 Proportion

8-3 Direct and Joint Variation

8-4 Inverse and Combined Variation

9. Linear Equations, Functions, and Inequalities in Two Variables

9-1 Graphical Representation of Linear Equations and Functions

9-2 Graphing Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables Using Alternative Methods

9-3 Slope

9-4 Linear Equation of a Line

10. Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities

10-1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities Graphically

10-2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using the Addition Method

10-3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using the Substitution Method

10-4 Problem Solving Using Systems of Linear Equations


11. Powers and Polynomials

11-1 Laws of Exponents 

11-2 Polynomials 

11-3 Basic Operations with Polynomials

12. Roots and Radicals

12-1 Irrational Numbers and Real Numbers 

12-2 Simplifying Irrational Expressions 

12-3 Basic Operations with Square-Root Radicals 

12-4 Complex and Imaginary Numbers

13. Factoring

13-1 The Distributive Property and Common Factors 

13-2 Factoring Special Products 

13-3 Factoring General Trinomials

14. Rational Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities

14-1 Simplifying Rational Expressions 

14-2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions 

14-3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions 

14-4 Solving Equations and Inequalities with Rational Expressions

15. Quadratic and Other Nonlinear Equations and Inequalities

15-1 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square-Root Method 

15-2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring 

15-3 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square or Using the Formula 

15-4 Graphing Quadratic Functions 

15-5 Solving Higher-Degree Equations by Factoring 

15-6 Solving Quadratic Inequalities 

15-7 Solving Equations and Inequalities Containing One Absolute-Value Expression 


16. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

16-1 Exponential Expressions, Equations, and Formulas 

16-2 Logarithmic Expressions, Equations, and Formulas

17. Geometry

17-1 Lines and Angles 

17-2 Polygons 

17-3 Circles and Radians 

17-4 Volume and Surface Area

18. Triangles 

18-1 Special Triangle Relationships 

18-2 Pythagorean Theorem 

18-3 Inscribed and Circumscribed Regular Polygons and Circles 

18-4 Distance and Midpoints 


19. Right-Angle Trigonometry

19-1 Trigonometric Functions 

19-2 Solving Right Triangles Using the Sine, Cosine, and Tangent Functions

20. Trigonometry with Any Angle

20-1 Vectors 

20-2 Trigonometric Functions for Any Angle 

20-3 Period and Phase Shift 

20-4 Law of Sines 

20-5 Law of Cosines 


Online Appendices available in MyLab Math:

Appendix A. Measuring Instruments

Appendix B. Number Systems

Appendix C. Matrices and Determinents

Appendix D. Conic

Selected Answers to Student Exercise Material 

Glossary and Index

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