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Beginning Algebra

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ISBN-10: 0131482874

ISBN-13: 9780131482876

Edition: 6th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: John Tobey, Jeffrey Slater

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This clear, accessible treatment of mathematics features a building-block approach toward problem solving, realistic and diverse applications, and chapter organizer to help users focus their study and become effective and confident problem solvers. The Putting Your Skills to Work and new chapter-end feature, Math in the Media, present readers with opportunities to utilize critical thinking skills, analyze and interpret data, and problem solve using applied situations encountered in daily life. Earlier coverage of the Order of Arithmetic Operations--now section 1.5 so that operations is now covered together before Introduction to Algebra. The discussion of solving linear equations in Chapter 2 now includes coverage of equations with no solution and equations with infinitely many solutions. Section 4.3 now offers a more thorough introduction to polynomials, with the addition of new terminology at the beginning of the section and a new lesson on evaluating polynomials at the end. Revised Ch. 7 on Graphing and Functions includes new coverage of the rectangular coordinate system and slope. The coverage of the rectangular coordinate system in Chapter 7 has been improved for greater clarity.
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Book details

List price: $152.67
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/23/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 744
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.190
Language: English

Preface to the Student
Diagnostic Pretest
A Brief Review of Arithmetic Skills
Real Numbers and Variables
Equations and Inequalities
Solving Applied Problems
Exponents and Polynomials
Factoring
Rational Expressions and Equations
Graphing and Functions
Systems of Equations
Radicals
Quadratic Equations
Practice Final Examination
Glossary
Table of Square Roots
Metric Measurement and Conversion of Units
Interpreting Data from Tables, Charts, and Graphs
Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
Solutions to Practice Problems
Selected Answers
Index of Applications
Index