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Cover type: Hardback

Edition: 6TH 09

Copyright: 2009

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2009

International: No

Edition: 6TH 09

Copyright: 2009

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2009

International: No

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Elementary Algebra, 6/e is part of the latest offerings in the successful Dugopolski series in mathematics. Given the importance of examples within a math book, the author has paid close attention to the most important details for solving the given topic. Dugopolski includes a double cross-referencing system between the examples and exercise sets, so no matter which one the students start with, they will see the connection to the other.

Mark Dugopolski was born and raised in Menominee, Michigan. He received a degree in mathematics education from Michigan State University and then taught high school mathematics in the Chicago area. While teaching high school, he received a master's degree in mathematics from Northern Illinois University. He then entered a doctoral program in mathematics at the University of Illinois in Champaign, where he earned his doctorate in topology in 1977. He was then appointed to the faculty at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he now holds the position of professor of mathematics. He has taught high school and college mathematics for over 30 years. He is a member of the MAA, the AMS, and the AMATYC. He has written many articles and mathematics textbooks. He has a wife and two daughters. When he is not working, he enjoys hiking, bicycling, jogging, tennis, fishing, and motorcycling.

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Elementary Algebra, 6/e is part of the latest offerings in the successful Dugopolski series in mathematics. Given the importance of examples within a math book, the author has paid close attention to the most important details for solving the given topic. Dugopolski includes a double cross-referencing system between the examples and exercise sets, so no matter which one the students start with, they will see the connection to the other.

Author Bio

Mark Dugopolski was born and raised in Menominee, Michigan. He received a degree in mathematics education from Michigan State University and then taught high school mathematics in the Chicago area. While teaching high school, he received a master's degree in mathematics from Northern Illinois University. He then entered a doctoral program in mathematics at the University of Illinois in Champaign, where he earned his doctorate in topology in 1977. He was then appointed to the faculty at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he now holds the position of professor of mathematics. He has taught high school and college mathematics for over 30 years. He is a member of the MAA, the AMS, and the AMATYC. He has written many articles and mathematics textbooks. He has a wife and two daughters. When he is not working, he enjoys hiking, bicycling, jogging, tennis, fishing, and motorcycling.

Table of Contents

TO THE STUDENT PREFACE 1 Real Numbers and Their Properties 1.1 The Real Numbers 1.2 Fractions 1.3 Addition and Subtraction of Real Numbers 1.4 Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers 1.5 Exponential Expressions and the Order of Operations 1.6 Algebraic Expressions 1.7 Properties of the Real Numbers 1.8 Using the Properties to Simplify Expressions Chapter 1 Wrap-Up Summary Enriching Your Mathematical Word Power Review Exercises Chapter 1 Test Critical Thinking 2 Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable2 .1 The Addition and Multiplication Properties of Equality 2.2 Solving General Linear Equations 2.3 More Equations 2.4 Formulas 2.5 Translating Verbal Expressions into Algebraic Expressions 2.6 Number, Geometric, and Uniform Motion Applications 2.7 Discount, Investment, and Mixture Applications 2.8 Inequalities 2.9 Solving Inequalities and Applications Chapter 2 Wrap-Up Summary Enriching Your Mathematical Word Power Review Exercises Chapter 2 Test Making Connections: A review of Chapters 1-2 Critical Thinking 3 Linear Equations in Two Variables and Their Graphs 3.1 Graphing Lines in the Coordinate Plane 3.2 Slope 3.3 Equations of Lines in Slope-Intercept Form 3.4 The Point-Slope Form 3.5 Variations Chapter 3 Wrap-Up Summary Enriching Your Mathematical Word Power Review Exercises Chapter 3 Test Making Connections: a review of Chapters 1-3 Critical Thinking 4 Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities 4.1 The Graphing Method 4.2 The Substitution Method 4.3 The Addition Method 4.4 Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables 4.5 Graphing Systems of Linear Inequalities Chapter 4 Wrap-Up Summary Enriching Your Mathematical Word Power Review Exercises Chapter 4 Test Making Connections: a review of Chapters 1-4 Critical Thinking 5 Exponents and Polynomials 5.1 The Rules of Exponents 5.2 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation 5.3 Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials 5.4 Multiplication of Polynomials 5.5 Multiplication of Binomials 5.6 Special Products 5.7 Division of Polynomials Chapter 5 Wrap-Up Summary Enriching Your Mathematical Word Power Review Exercises Chapter 5 Test Making Connections: a review of Chapters 1-5 Critical Thinking 6 Factoring 6.1 Factoring Out Common Factors 6.2 Special Products and Grouping 6.3 Factoring the Trinomial ax + bx + c with a = 1 6.4 Factoring the Trinomial ax + bx + c with a 1 6.5 The Factoring Strategy 6.6 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring Chapter 6 Wrap-Up Summary Enriching Your Mathematical Word Power Review Exercises Chapter 6 Test Making Connections: a review of Chapters 1-6 Critical Thinking 7 Rational Expressions 7.1 Reducing Rational Expressions 7.2 Multiplication and Division 7.3 Finding the Least Common Denominator 7.4 Addition and Subtraction 7.5 Complex Fractions 7.6 Solving Equations with Rational Expressions 7.7 Applications of Ratios and Proportions 7.8 Applications of Rational Expressions Chapter 7 Wrap-Up Summary Enriching Your Mathematical Word Power Review Exercises Chapter 7 Test Making Connections: a review of Chapters 1-7 Critical Thinking 8 Powers and Roots 8.1 Roots, Radicals, and Rules 8.2 Simplifying Square Roots

Publisher Info

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2009

International: No

Published: 2009

International: No