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# Basic College Mathematics An Applied Approach

## Edition: 8th 2009

### Authors: Richard N. Aufmann, Vernon C. Barker, Joanne S. Lockwood

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The Student Support Edition of Basic College Mathematics, 8/e, brings comprehensive study skills support to students and the latest technology tools to instructors. In addition, the program now includes concept and vocabulary review material, assignment tracking and time management resources, and practice exercises and online homework to enhance student learning and instruction. With its interactive, objective-based approach, Basic College Mathematics provides comprehensive, mathematically sound coverage of topics essential to the basic college math course. The Eighth Edition features chapter-opening Prep Tests, real-world applications, and a fresh design--all of which engage students and…
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### Book details

List price: \$283.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 12/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.036
Language: English

Vernon Barker has retired from Palomar College where he was Professor of Mathematics. He is a co-author on the majority of Aufmann texts, including the best-selling developmental paperback series.

 Note: Each chapter begins with a Prep Test and concludes with a Chapter Summary, a Chapter Review, and a Chapter Test Chapters 2-12 include Cumulative Review Exercises AIM for Success Whole Numbers Introduction to Whole Numbers Addition of Whole Numbers Subtraction of Whole Numbers Multiplication of Whole Numbers Division of Whole Numbers Exponential Notation and the Order of Operations Agreement Prime Numbers and Factoring Focus on Problem Solving: Questions to Ask Projects and Group Activities: Order of Operations Patterns in Mathematics Search the World Wide Web Fractions The Least Common Multiple and Greatest Common Factor Introduction to Fractions Writing Equivalent Fractions Addition of Fractions and Mixed Numbers Subtraction of Fractions and Mixed Numbers Multiplication of Fractions and Mixed Numbers Division of Fractions and Mixed Numbers Order, Exponents, and the Order of Operations Agreement Focus on Problem Solving: Common Knowledge Projects and Group Activities: Music Construction Fractions of Diagrams Decimals Introduction to Decimals Addition of Decimals Subtraction of Decimals Multiplication of Decimals Division of Decimals Comparing and Converting Fractions and Decimals Focus on Problem Solving: Relevant Information Projects and Group Activities: Fractions as Terminating or Repeating Decimals Ratio and Proportion Ratio Rates Proportions Focus on Problem Solving: Looking for a Pattern Projects and Group Activities: The Golden Ratio; Drawing the Floor Plans for a Building The U.S. House of Representatives Percents Introduction to Percents Percent Equations: Part I Percent Equations: Part II Percent Equations: Part III Percent Problems: Proportion Method Focus on Problem Solving: Using a Calculator as a Problem-Solving Tool Using Estimation as a Problem-Solving Tool Projects and Group Activities: Health Consumer Price Index Applications for Business and Consumers Applications to Purchasing Percent Increase and Percent Decrease Interest Real Estate Expenses Car Expenses Wages Bank Statements Focus on Problem Solving: Counterexamples Projects and Group Activities: Buying a Car Statistics and Probability Pictographs and Circle Graphs Bar Graphs and Broken-Line Graphs Histograms and Frequency Polygons Statistical Measures Introduction to Probability Focus on Problem Solving: Inductive Reasoning Projects and Group Activities: Deceptive Graphs Collecting, Organizing, Displaying, and Analyzing Data U.S. Customary Units of Measurement Length Weight Capacity Time Energy and Power Focus on Problem Solving: Applying Solutions to Other Problems Projects and Group Activities: Nomographs; Averages The Metric System of Measurement Length Mass Capacity Energy Conversion Between the U.S. Customary and the Metric Systems of Measurement Focus on Problem Solving: Working Backward Projects and Group Activities: Name That Metric Unit Metric Measurements for Computers Rational Numbers Introduction to Integers Addition and Subtraction of Integers Multiplication and Division of Integers Operations with Rational Numbers Scientific Notation and the Order of Operations Agreement Focus on Problem Solving: Drawing Diagrams Projects and Group Activities: Deductive Reasoning Introduction to Algebra Variable Expressions Introduction to Equations General Equations: Part I General Equations: Part II Translating Verbal Expressions into Mathematical Expressions Translating Sentences into Equations and Solving Focus on Problem Solving: From Concrete to Abstract Projects and Group Activities: Averages Geometry Angles, Lines, and Geometric Figures Plane Geometric Figures Area Volume The Pythagorean Theorem Similar and Congruent Triangles Focus on Problem Solving: Trial and Error Projects and Group Activities: Investigating Perimeter Symmetry Final Exam Appendix Table of Geometric Forumulas Compound Interest Table Monthly Payment Table Table of Measurements Table of Properties Solutions to You-Try-Its Answers to Selected Exercises Glossary Index