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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

Index

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

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