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ISBN13: 978-0495108986

ISBN10: 0495108987

Cover type:

Edition: 7TH 07

Copyright: 2007

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

Published: 2007

International: No

ISBN10: 0495108987

Cover type:

Edition: 7TH 07

Copyright: 2007

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

Published: 2007

International: No

Pat McKeague's passion and dedication to teaching mathematics and his ongoing participation in mathematical organizations provides the most current and reliable textbook series for both instructors and students. When writing a textbook, Pat McKeague's main goal is to write a textbook that is user-friendly. Students develop a thorough understanding of the concepts essential to their success in mathematics with his attention to detail, exceptional writing style, and organization of mathematical concepts.

BEGINNING ALGEBRA: A TEXT/WORKBOOK, Seventh Edition offers a unique and effortless way to teach your course, whether it is a traditional lecture course or in a self-paced format. In a lecture-course format, each section can be taught in 45-to-50 minute class sessions, affording instructors a straightforward way to prepare and teach their course. In a self-paced format, Pat's proven EPAS approach (Example, Practice Problem, Answer and Solution) moves students through each new concept with ease and assists students in breaking up their problem-solving into manageable steps.

The Seventh Edition of BEGINNING ALGEBRA: A TEXT/WORKBOOK has new features that will further enhance your students' learning, including boxed features entitled Improving Your Quantitative Literacy, Getting Ready for Chapter Problems, Section Objectives and Enhanced and Expanded Review Problems. These features are designed so your students can to practice and reinforce conceptual learning. Furthermore, iLrn/MathematicsNow, a new Brooks/Cole technology product, is an assignable assessment and homework system that consists of pre-tests, Personalized Learning Plans, and post-tests to gauge concept mastery.

**1. BASICS. **

Notation and Symbols. Real Numbers. Addition of Real Numbers. Subtraction of Real Numbers. Properties of Real Numbers. Multiplication of Real Numbers. Division of Real Numbers. Subsets of the Real Numbers. Addition and Subtraction with Fractions.

**2. LINEAR EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES. **

Simplifying Expressions. Addition Property of Equality. Multiplication Property of Equality. Solving Linear Equations. Formulas. Applications. More Applications. Linear Inequalities. Compound Inequalities.

**3. LINEAR EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES IN TWO VARIABLES. **

Paired Data and Graphing Ordered Pairs. Solutions to Linear Equations in Two Variables. Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables. More on Graphing: Intercepts. The Slope of a Line. Finding the Equation of a Line. Linear Inequalities in Two Variables.

**4. SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS. **

Solving Linear Systems by Graphing. The Elimination Method. The Substitution Method. Applications.

**5. EXPONENTS AND POLYNOMIALS. **

Multiplication with Exponents. Division with Exponents. Operations with Monomials. Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials. Multiplication with Polynomials. Binomial Squares and Other Special Products. Dividing a Polynomial by a Monomial. Dividing a Polynomial by a Polynomial.

**6. FACTORING. **

The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping. Factoring Trinomials. More Trinomials to Factor. The Difference of Two Squares. Factoring: A General Review. Solving Equations by Factoring. Applications.

**7. RATIONAL EXPRESSIONS. **

Reducing Rational Expressions to Lowest Terms. Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions. Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions. Equations Involving Rational Expressions. Applications. Complex Fractions. Proportions. Variation.

**8. ROOTS AND RADICALS. **

Definitions and Common Roots. Properties of Radicals. Simplified Form for Radicals. Addition and Subtraction of Radical Expressions. Multiplication and Division of Radicals. Equations Involving Radicals.

**9. QUADRATIC EQUATIONS. **

More Quadratic Equations. Completing the Square. The Quadratic Formula. Complex Numbers. Complex Solutions to Quadratic Equations. Graphing Parabolas.

ISBN10: 0495108987

Cover type:

Edition: 7TH 07

Copyright: 2007

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

Published: 2007

International: No

Pat McKeague's passion and dedication to teaching mathematics and his ongoing participation in mathematical organizations provides the most current and reliable textbook series for both instructors and students. When writing a textbook, Pat McKeague's main goal is to write a textbook that is user-friendly. Students develop a thorough understanding of the concepts essential to their success in mathematics with his attention to detail, exceptional writing style, and organization of mathematical concepts.

BEGINNING ALGEBRA: A TEXT/WORKBOOK, Seventh Edition offers a unique and effortless way to teach your course, whether it is a traditional lecture course or in a self-paced format. In a lecture-course format, each section can be taught in 45-to-50 minute class sessions, affording instructors a straightforward way to prepare and teach their course. In a self-paced format, Pat's proven EPAS approach (Example, Practice Problem, Answer and Solution) moves students through each new concept with ease and assists students in breaking up their problem-solving into manageable steps.

The Seventh Edition of BEGINNING ALGEBRA: A TEXT/WORKBOOK has new features that will further enhance your students' learning, including boxed features entitled Improving Your Quantitative Literacy, Getting Ready for Chapter Problems, Section Objectives and Enhanced and Expanded Review Problems. These features are designed so your students can to practice and reinforce conceptual learning. Furthermore, iLrn/MathematicsNow, a new Brooks/Cole technology product, is an assignable assessment and homework system that consists of pre-tests, Personalized Learning Plans, and post-tests to gauge concept mastery.

Table of Contents

**1. BASICS. **

Notation and Symbols. Real Numbers. Addition of Real Numbers. Subtraction of Real Numbers. Properties of Real Numbers. Multiplication of Real Numbers. Division of Real Numbers. Subsets of the Real Numbers. Addition and Subtraction with Fractions.

**2. LINEAR EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES. **

Simplifying Expressions. Addition Property of Equality. Multiplication Property of Equality. Solving Linear Equations. Formulas. Applications. More Applications. Linear Inequalities. Compound Inequalities.

**3. LINEAR EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES IN TWO VARIABLES. **

Paired Data and Graphing Ordered Pairs. Solutions to Linear Equations in Two Variables. Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables. More on Graphing: Intercepts. The Slope of a Line. Finding the Equation of a Line. Linear Inequalities in Two Variables.

**4. SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS. **

Solving Linear Systems by Graphing. The Elimination Method. The Substitution Method. Applications.

**5. EXPONENTS AND POLYNOMIALS. **

Multiplication with Exponents. Division with Exponents. Operations with Monomials. Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials. Multiplication with Polynomials. Binomial Squares and Other Special Products. Dividing a Polynomial by a Monomial. Dividing a Polynomial by a Polynomial.

**6. FACTORING. **

The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping. Factoring Trinomials. More Trinomials to Factor. The Difference of Two Squares. Factoring: A General Review. Solving Equations by Factoring. Applications.

**7. RATIONAL EXPRESSIONS. **

Reducing Rational Expressions to Lowest Terms. Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions. Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions. Equations Involving Rational Expressions. Applications. Complex Fractions. Proportions. Variation.

**8. ROOTS AND RADICALS. **

Definitions and Common Roots. Properties of Radicals. Simplified Form for Radicals. Addition and Subtraction of Radical Expressions. Multiplication and Division of Radicals. Equations Involving Radicals.

**9. QUADRATIC EQUATIONS. **

More Quadratic Equations. Completing the Square. The Quadratic Formula. Complex Numbers. Complex Solutions to Quadratic Equations. Graphing Parabolas.

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