by John Jr. Tobey, Jeffrey Slater and Jamie Blair
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A worktext format for basic college math or arithmetic courses including lecture-based, self-paced, and modular classes.
John Tobey and Jeff Slater are experienced developmental math authors and active classroom teachers. The Tobey approach focuses on building skills one at a time by breaking math down into manageable pieces. This building block organization is a practical approach to basic math skill development that makes it easier for students to understand each topic, gaining confidence as they move through each section. Knowing students crave feedback, Tobey has enhanced the new edition with a "How am I Doing?" guide to math success. The combination of continual reinforcement of basic skill development, ongoing feedback and a fine balance of exercises makes the second edition of Tobey/Slater Beginning and Intermediate Algebra even more practical and accessible.
How Am I Doing? Guide to Math Success (inside front cover)
To the Student
Preface
Acknowledgments
Diagnostic Pretest
CH. 0 - PREALGEBRA REVIEW
0.1 Simplifying Fractions
0.2 Adding and Subtracting Fractions
0.3 Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
How Am I Doing? Sections 0.1--0.3
0.4 Using Decimals
0.5 Percents, Rounding, and Estimating
Chapter 0 Organizer
Chapter 0 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 0 Test
CH. 1 - REAL NUMBERS AND VARIABLES
1.1 Adding Real Numbers
1.2 Subtracting Real Numbers
1.3 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
1.4 Exponents
1.5 The Order of Operations
How Am I Doing? Sections 1.1--1.5
1.6 Using the Distributive Property to Simplify Algebraic Expressions
1.7 Combining Like Terms
1.8 Using Substitution to Evaluate Algebraic Expressions and Formulas
1.9 Grouping Symbols
Chapter 1 Organizer
Chapter 1 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 1 Test
CH. 2 -- EQUATIONS, INEQUALITIES, AND APPLICATIONS
2.1 The Addition Principle of Equality
2.2 The Multiplication Principle of Equality
2.3 Using the Addition and Multiplication Principles Together
2.4 Solving Equations with Fractions
How Am I Doing? Sections 2.1--2.4
2.5 Translating English Phrases into Algebraic Expressions
2.6 Using Equations to Solve Word Problems
2.7 Solving Word Problems Using Geometric Formulas
2.8 Solving Inequalities in One Variable
Chapter 2 Organizer
Chapter 2 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 2 Test
Cumulative Test for Chapters 0--2
CH. 3 - GRAPHING AND FUNCTIONS
3.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System
3.2 Graphing Linear Equations
3.3 The Slope of a Line
How Am I Doing? Sections 3.1--3.3
3.4 Writing the Equation of a Line
3.5 Graphing Linear Inequalities
3.6 Functions
Chapter 3 Organizer
Chapter 3 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 3 Test
Cumulative Test for Chapters 0--3
CH. 4 - SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES
4.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
4.2 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
How Am I Doing? Sections 4.1--4.2
4.3 Applications of Systems of Linear Equations
4.4 Systems of Linear Inequalities
Chapter 4 Organizer
Chapter 4 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 4 Test
Cumulative Test for Chapters 0--4
CH. 5 - EXPONENTS AND POLYNOMIALS
5.1 The Rules of Exponents
5.2 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation
5.3 Fundamental Polynomial Operations
How Am I Doing? Sections 5.1--5.3
5.4 Multiplying Polynomials
5.5 Multiplication: Special Cases
5.6 Dividing Polynomials
Chapter 5 Organizer
Chapter 5 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 5 Test
Cumulative Test for Chapters 0--5
CH. 6 - FACTORING
6.1 Removing a Common Factor
6.2 Factoring by Grouping
6.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form x2 + bx + c
6.4 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c
How Am I Doing? Sections 6.1--6.4
6.5 Special Cases of Factoring
6.6 A Brief Review of Factoring
6.7 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Chapter 6 Organizer
Chapter 6 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 6 Test
Cumulative Test for Chapters 0--6
CH. 7 - RATIONAL EXPRESSIONS AND EQUATIONS
7.1 Simplifying Rational Expressions
7.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
7.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
How Am I Doing? Sections 7.1--7.3
7.4 Simplifying Complex Rational Expressions
7.5 Solving Equations Involving Rational Expressions
7.6 Ratio, Proportion, and Other Applied Problems
Chapter 7 Organizer
Chapter 7 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 7 Test
Cumulative Test for Chapters 0--7
CH. 8 - RATIONAL EXPONENTS AND RADICALS
8.1 Rational Exponents
8.2 Radical Expressions and Functions
8.3 Simplifying, Adding, and Subtracting Radicals
8.4 Multiplying and Dividing Radicals
How Am I Doing? Sections 8.1--8.4
8.5 Radical Equations
8.6 Complex Numbers
8.7 Variation
Chapter 8 Organizer
Chapter 8 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 8 Test
Cumulative Test for Chapters 0--8
CH. 9 - QUADRATIC EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES
9.1 Quadratic Equations
9.2 The Quadratic Formula and Solutions to Quadratic Equations
9.3 Equations that can be Transformed into Quadratic Form
How Am I Doing? Sections 9.1--9.3
9.4 Formulas and Applications
9.5 Quadratic Functions
9.6 Compound Inequalities and Quadratic Inequalities
9.7 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
Chapter 9 Organizer
Chapter 9 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 9 Test
Cumulative Test for Chapters 0--9
CH. 10 - THE CONIC SECTIONS
10.1 The Distance Formula and the Circle
10.2 The Parabola
10.3 The Ellipse
How Am I Doing? Sections 10.1--10.3
10.4 The Hyperbola
10.5 Nonlinear Systems of Equations
Chapter 10 Organizer
Chapter 10 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 10 Test
Cumulative Test for Chapters 0--10
CH. 11 - ADDITIONAL PROPERTIES OF FUNCTIONS
11.1 Function Notation
11.2 General Graphing Procedures for Functions
How Am I Doing? Sections 11.1--11.2
11.3 Algebraic Operations on Functions
11.4 Inverse of a Function
Chapter 11 Organizer
Chapter 11 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 11 Test
Cumulative Test for Chapters 0--11
Ch. 12 - LOGARITHMIC AND EXPONENTIAL FUNCTIONS
12.1 The Exponential Function
12.2 The Logarithmic Function
12.3 Properties of Logarithms
How Am I Doing? Sections 12.1--12.3
12.4 Common Logarithms, Natural Logarithms, and Change of Base
12.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Chapter 12 Organizer
Chapter 12 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 12 Test
Cumulative Test for Chapters 0--12
Practice Final Examination
Glossary
Appendix A: Foundations for Intermediate Algebra
A.1 Exponents and the Order of Operations
A.2 Polynomial Operations
A.3 Factoring
Appendix B: Mathematics Blueprint for Problem Solving
Appendix C: Practice with Operations of Whole Numbers
Appendix D: Tables
Appendix E: Determinants and Cramer's Rule
Appendix F: Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Matrices
Appendix G: Sets
Solutions to Practice Problems
Answers to Selected Exercises
Applications Index
Index
Photo Credits
John Jr. Tobey, Jeffrey Slater and Jamie Blair
ISBN13: 978-0131492035A worktext format for basic college math or arithmetic courses including lecture-based, self-paced, and modular classes.
John Tobey and Jeff Slater are experienced developmental math authors and active classroom teachers. The Tobey approach focuses on building skills one at a time by breaking math down into manageable pieces. This building block organization is a practical approach to basic math skill development that makes it easier for students to understand each topic, gaining confidence as they move through each section. Knowing students crave feedback, Tobey has enhanced the new edition with a "How am I Doing?" guide to math success. The combination of continual reinforcement of basic skill development, ongoing feedback and a fine balance of exercises makes the second edition of Tobey/Slater Beginning and Intermediate Algebra even more practical and accessible.
Table of Contents
How Am I Doing? Guide to Math Success (inside front cover)
To the Student
Preface
Acknowledgments
Diagnostic Pretest
CH. 0 - PREALGEBRA REVIEW
0.1 Simplifying Fractions
0.2 Adding and Subtracting Fractions
0.3 Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
How Am I Doing? Sections 0.1--0.3
0.4 Using Decimals
0.5 Percents, Rounding, and Estimating
Chapter 0 Organizer
Chapter 0 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 0 Test
CH. 1 - REAL NUMBERS AND VARIABLES
1.1 Adding Real Numbers
1.2 Subtracting Real Numbers
1.3 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
1.4 Exponents
1.5 The Order of Operations
How Am I Doing? Sections 1.1--1.5
1.6 Using the Distributive Property to Simplify Algebraic Expressions
1.7 Combining Like Terms
1.8 Using Substitution to Evaluate Algebraic Expressions and Formulas
1.9 Grouping Symbols
Chapter 1 Organizer
Chapter 1 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 1 Test
CH. 2 -- EQUATIONS, INEQUALITIES, AND APPLICATIONS
2.1 The Addition Principle of Equality
2.2 The Multiplication Principle of Equality
2.3 Using the Addition and Multiplication Principles Together
2.4 Solving Equations with Fractions
How Am I Doing? Sections 2.1--2.4
2.5 Translating English Phrases into Algebraic Expressions
2.6 Using Equations to Solve Word Problems
2.7 Solving Word Problems Using Geometric Formulas
2.8 Solving Inequalities in One Variable
Chapter 2 Organizer
Chapter 2 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 2 Test
Cumulative Test for Chapters 0--2
CH. 3 - GRAPHING AND FUNCTIONS
3.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System
3.2 Graphing Linear Equations
3.3 The Slope of a Line
How Am I Doing? Sections 3.1--3.3
3.4 Writing the Equation of a Line
3.5 Graphing Linear Inequalities
3.6 Functions
Chapter 3 Organizer
Chapter 3 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 3 Test
Cumulative Test for Chapters 0--3
CH. 4 - SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES
4.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
4.2 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
How Am I Doing? Sections 4.1--4.2
4.3 Applications of Systems of Linear Equations
4.4 Systems of Linear Inequalities
Chapter 4 Organizer
Chapter 4 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 4 Test
Cumulative Test for Chapters 0--4
CH. 5 - EXPONENTS AND POLYNOMIALS
5.1 The Rules of Exponents
5.2 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation
5.3 Fundamental Polynomial Operations
How Am I Doing? Sections 5.1--5.3
5.4 Multiplying Polynomials
5.5 Multiplication: Special Cases
5.6 Dividing Polynomials
Chapter 5 Organizer
Chapter 5 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 5 Test
Cumulative Test for Chapters 0--5
CH. 6 - FACTORING
6.1 Removing a Common Factor
6.2 Factoring by Grouping
6.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form x2 + bx + c
6.4 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c
How Am I Doing? Sections 6.1--6.4
6.5 Special Cases of Factoring
6.6 A Brief Review of Factoring
6.7 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Chapter 6 Organizer
Chapter 6 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 6 Test
Cumulative Test for Chapters 0--6
CH. 7 - RATIONAL EXPRESSIONS AND EQUATIONS
7.1 Simplifying Rational Expressions
7.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
7.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
How Am I Doing? Sections 7.1--7.3
7.4 Simplifying Complex Rational Expressions
7.5 Solving Equations Involving Rational Expressions
7.6 Ratio, Proportion, and Other Applied Problems
Chapter 7 Organizer
Chapter 7 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 7 Test
Cumulative Test for Chapters 0--7
CH. 8 - RATIONAL EXPONENTS AND RADICALS
8.1 Rational Exponents
8.2 Radical Expressions and Functions
8.3 Simplifying, Adding, and Subtracting Radicals
8.4 Multiplying and Dividing Radicals
How Am I Doing? Sections 8.1--8.4
8.5 Radical Equations
8.6 Complex Numbers
8.7 Variation
Chapter 8 Organizer
Chapter 8 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 8 Test
Cumulative Test for Chapters 0--8
CH. 9 - QUADRATIC EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES
9.1 Quadratic Equations
9.2 The Quadratic Formula and Solutions to Quadratic Equations
9.3 Equations that can be Transformed into Quadratic Form
How Am I Doing? Sections 9.1--9.3
9.4 Formulas and Applications
9.5 Quadratic Functions
9.6 Compound Inequalities and Quadratic Inequalities
9.7 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
Chapter 9 Organizer
Chapter 9 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 9 Test
Cumulative Test for Chapters 0--9
CH. 10 - THE CONIC SECTIONS
10.1 The Distance Formula and the Circle
10.2 The Parabola
10.3 The Ellipse
How Am I Doing? Sections 10.1--10.3
10.4 The Hyperbola
10.5 Nonlinear Systems of Equations
Chapter 10 Organizer
Chapter 10 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 10 Test
Cumulative Test for Chapters 0--10
CH. 11 - ADDITIONAL PROPERTIES OF FUNCTIONS
11.1 Function Notation
11.2 General Graphing Procedures for Functions
How Am I Doing? Sections 11.1--11.2
11.3 Algebraic Operations on Functions
11.4 Inverse of a Function
Chapter 11 Organizer
Chapter 11 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 11 Test
Cumulative Test for Chapters 0--11
Ch. 12 - LOGARITHMIC AND EXPONENTIAL FUNCTIONS
12.1 The Exponential Function
12.2 The Logarithmic Function
12.3 Properties of Logarithms
How Am I Doing? Sections 12.1--12.3
12.4 Common Logarithms, Natural Logarithms, and Change of Base
12.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Chapter 12 Organizer
Chapter 12 Review Problems
How Am I Doing? Chapter 12 Test
Cumulative Test for Chapters 0--12
Practice Final Examination
Glossary
Appendix A: Foundations for Intermediate Algebra
A.1 Exponents and the Order of Operations
A.2 Polynomial Operations
A.3 Factoring
Appendix B: Mathematics Blueprint for Problem Solving
Appendix C: Practice with Operations of Whole Numbers
Appendix D: Tables
Appendix E: Determinants and Cramer's Rule
Appendix F: Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Matrices
Appendix G: Sets
Solutions to Practice Problems
Answers to Selected Exercises
Applications Index
Index
Photo Credits