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Basic College Mathematics

ISBN-10: 0137436343

ISBN-13: 9780137436347

Edition: 3rd 1998 (Revised)

Authors: Jeffrey Slater, John Tobey

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Book details

List price: $82.67
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/6/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 8.23" wide x 10.83" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 3.058
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Diagnostic Pretest
Whole Numbers
Understanding Whole Numbers
Addition of Whole Numbers
Subtraction of Whole Numbers
Multiplication of Whole Numbers
Division of Whole Numbers
Putting Your Skills To Work: Buying Or Leasing a Car
Exponents and Order of Operations
Rounding and Estimation
Applied Problems
Fractions
Understanding Fractions
Simplifying Fractions
Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Multiplication of Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Division of Fractions and Mixed Numbers
The Least Common Denominator and Building up Fractions
Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
Addition and Subtraction of Mixed Numbers
Putting Your Skills To Work: Farming on the Halves
Applied Problems Involving Fractions
Decimals
Decimal Notation
Compare, Order, and Round Decimals
Addition and Subtraction of Decimals
Putting Your Skills To Work: Personal Checking Account
Multiplication of Decimals
Division of Decimals
Converting Fractions to Decimals and Order of Operations
Applied Problems Using Decimals
Ratio and Proportion
Ratios and Rates
The Concept of Proportions
Solving Proportions
Applications of Proportions
Putting Your Skills To Work: How Crowded Is This City? Putting Your Skills To Work: College Budget Problems
Percent
Understanding Percent
Changing Between Percents, Decimals, and Fractions
(A)Solving Percent Problems Using an Equation
(B)Solving Percent Problems Using a Proportion
Solving Applied Percent Problems
Putting Your Skills To Work: Percentages of Beverages Consumed in the U.S.
Measurement
American Units
Metric Measurements: Length
Metric Measurements: Volume and Weight
Conversion of Units (Optional)
Putting Your Skills To Work: The Mathematics of Computer Capacity
Applied Problems
Geometry
Rectangles and Squares
Parallelograms and Trapezoids
Angles and Triangles
Square Roots
The Pythagorean Theorem
Circles
Volume
Putting Your Skills To Work: The Mathematical Detective
Similar Geometric Figures
Applications Of Geometry
Statistics
Circle Graphs
Bar Graphs and Line Graphs
Putting Your Skills to Work: The Aging of America's Trucks
Histograms
Mean and Median
Signed Numbers
Addition of Signed Numbers
Subtraction of Signed Numbers
Multiplication and Division of Signed Numbers
Order of Operations with Signed Numbers
Putting Your Skills to Work: Mathematics of Universal Time
Scientific Notation
Introduction to Algebra
Variables and Like Terms
The Distributive Property
Solve Equations Using the Addition Property
Solve Equations Using the Division or Multiplication Property
Solve Equations Using Two Properties
Putting Your Skills to Work: Using Mathematics to Predict Population Increases
Translating English to Algebra
Applications
Practice Final Examination
Glossary
Tables: Basic Addition Facts
Basic Multiplication Facts
Prime Factors
Square Roots
The Use of a Scientific Calculator
Solutions to Practice Problems
Selected Answers
Index of Applications
Subject Index