This new text is a companion to the traditional and comprehensive print and eBook versions of the best-selling Beginning Algebra with Applications text by the Aufmann/Lockwood team. The eCompanion provides a telescopic view of the core concepts for introductory algebra as a slim portable inexpensive print option that provides the traditional and online student the summary per learning objective they require. For many students, the format and functionality of the traditional print model has been a hurdle since it doesn't match or reflect their busy lifestyles. Students today need something in print but want the delivery to be digital as well.
With that in mind, the eCompanion will provide both for them; a portable tool that is not 1000 pages long but under 250 pages, black-&-white, paperback providing students with what they need to learn and which accompanies the digital version of the more comprehensive text. Together, the print and digital combination helps them study and prepare for mastering the introductory algebra course. With the eCompanion, when accompanied by the entire traditional textbook whether in print or digital medium, they now have a tool that summarizes and presents the key learning objectives for their course.
In addition, the eCompanion comes to life when students use it with Enhanced WebAssign our online homework system for Beginning Algebra with Applications. The Enhanced WebAssign program contains over 2,300 exercises from Beginning Algebra with Applications that students can solve either as practice or assessed homework. The EWA content also includes links to video examples, problem-specific tutorials, and more.

### Table of Contents

1. PREALGEBRA REVIEW.

Introduction to Integers. Operations with Integers. Rational Numbers. Exponents and the Order of Operations Agreement. Concepts from Geometry.

2. VARIABLE EXPRESSIONS.

Evaluating Variable Expressions. Simplifying Variable Expressions. Translating Verbal Expressions into Variable Expressions.

3. SOLVING EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES.

Introduction to Equations. General Equations. Inequalities.

4. SOLVING EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES: APPLICATIONS.

Translating Sentences into Equations. Integer, Coin, and Stamp Problems. Geometry Problems. Markup and Discount Problems. Investment Problems. Mixture Problems. Uniform Motion Problems. Inequalities.

5. LINEAR EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES.

The Rectangular Coordinate System. Graphs of Straight Lines. Slopes of Straight Lines. Equations of Straight Lines. Functions. Graphing Linear Inequalities.

6. SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS.

Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing. Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Substitution Method. Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Addition Method. Application Problems in Two Variables.

7. POLYNOMIALS.

Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials. Multiplication of Monomials. Multiplication of Polynomials. Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation. Division of Polynomials.

8. FACTORING.

Common Factors. Factoring Polynomials of the Form x2 + bx + c. Factoring Polynomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c. Special Factoring. Solving Equations.

9. RATIONAL EXPRESSIONS.

Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions. Expressing Fractions in Terms of the Least Common Multiple of Their Denominators. Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions. Complex Fractions. Equations Containing Fractions. Literal Equations. Application Problems.

10. RADICAL EXPRESSIONS.

Introduction to Radical Expressions. Addition and Subtraction of Radical Expressions. Multiplication and Division of Radical Expressions. Solving Equations Containing Radical Expressions.

11. QUADRATIC EQUATIONS.

Section 11.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring or by Taking Square Roots. Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square. Solving Quadratic Equations by Using the Quadratic Formula. Graphing Quadratic Equations in Two Variables. Application Problems.

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