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Tussy and Gustafson's fully integrated learning process is designed to expand students' reasoning abilities and teach them how to read, write, and think mathematically. In this text, students get a thorough review of arithmetic and geometry along with all the topics covered in a standard elementary algebra course. The authors build the strong mathematical foundation necessary to give students confidence to apply their newly acquired skills in further mathematics courses, at home, or on the job.

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List price: $313.95 Edition: 2nd Copyright year: 2006 Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publication date: 7/14/2005 Binding: Mixed Media Pages: 1200 Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.75" tall Weight: 5.192 Language: English

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Whole numbers

An Introduction to the Whole Numbers

Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers

Multiplying and Dividing Whole Numbers

Prime Factors and Exponents

Order of Operations

Solving Equations by Addition and Subtraction

Solving Equations by Division and Multiplication

Key Concept: Variables

Accept on Teamwork

Chapter Review

Taking a Math Test

Cumulative Review Exercises

The integers

An Introduction to the Integers

Adding Integers

Subtracting Integers

Multiplying Integers

Dividing Integers

Order of Operations and Estimation

Solving Equations Involving Integers

Key Concept: Signed Numbers

Accent on Teamwork

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review Exercises

Fractions and mixed numbers

The Fundamental Property of Fractions

Multiplying Fractions

Dividing Fractions

Adding and Subtracting Fractions

The LCM and the GCF

Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Numbers

Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers

Order of Operations and Complex Fractions

Solving Equations Containing Fractions

Key Concept: the Fundamental Property of Fractions

Accent on Teamwork

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review Exercises

Decimals

An Introduction to Decimals

Adding and Subtracting Decimals

Multiplying with Decimals

Dividing Decimals

Estimation

Fractions and Decimals

Solving Equations Containing Decimals

Square Roots

Key Concept: Simplify and Solve

Accent on Teamwork

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review Exercises

Percent

Percents, Decimals, and Fractions

Solving Percent Problems

Applications of Percent

Estimation

Interest

Key Concept: Equivalent Expressions

Accent on Teamwork

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review Exercises

Descriptive statistics

Reading Graphs and Tables

Mean, Median, and Mode

Key Concept: Mean, Median, and Mode

Accent on Teamwork

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review Exercises

Introduction to geometry

Some Basic Definitions

Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

Polygons Include Properties of Parallelograms

Properties of Triangles after Properties of Rectangles

Perimeters and Areas of Triangles

Circles

Surface Area and Volume

Key Concept: Formulas

Accent on Teamwork

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review Exercises

Algebraic expressions, equations and inequalities

Algebraic Expressions

Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

Solving Equations

Formulas

Problem Solving

Inequalities

Key Concept: Simplify and Solve

Accent on Teamwork

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review Exercises

Graphs, linear equations, and functions

Graphing Using the Rectangular Coordinate System

Equations Containing Two Variables

Graphing Linear Equations

Rates of Change and the Slope of a Line

Slope-Intercept Form

Point-Slope form

Writing Linear Equations

Functions

Key Concept: Describing Linear Relationships

Accent on Teamwork

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review Exercises

Exponents and polynomials

Natural-Number Exponents

Zero and Negative Integer Exponents

Scientific Notation

Polynomials

Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

Multiplying Polynomials

Dividing Polynomials by Monomials

Dividing Polynomials by Polynomials

Key Concept: Polynomials with More than One Variable

Accent on Teamwork

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review Exercises

Factoring and quadratic equations

Factoring Out a Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping

Factoring Trinomials of the Form

Special Factorizations and a Factoring Strategy

Quadratic Equations

Key Concept: Factoring

Accent on Teamwork

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review Exercises

Rational expressions and equations

Simplifying Rational Expressions

Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions

Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

Complex Fractions

Rational Equations and Problem Solving

Proportions and Similar Triangles

Variation

Key Concept: Expressions and Equations

Accent on Teamwork. C

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