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Beginning Algebra: A Text/Workbook, 9th Edition

  • Charles P. McKeague Cuesta Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1133103634  |  ISBN-13: 9781133103639
  • 880 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2003
  • © 2013 | Published
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Overview

For the modern student like you--Pat McKeague's BEGINNING ALGEBRA, 9E--offers concise writing, continuous review, and contemporary applications to show you how mathematics connects to your modern world. The new edition continues to reflect the author's passion for teaching mathematics by offering guided practice, review, and reinforcement to help you build skills through hundreds of new examples and applications. Use the examples, practice exercises, tutorials, videos, and e-Book sections in Enhanced WebAssign to practice your skills and demonstrate your knowledge.

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Features and Benefits

  • Enhanced WebAssign! Easy to Use. Easy to Assign. Easy to Manage. Enhanced WebAssign is a user friendly way to assign, collect, grade, and record homework. Exercises come directly from the text and can be parameterized to ensure that every student has a parallel, but slightly different homework assignment. This complete learning system for students includes text-specific exercises, as well as tutorials, videos, and links to online tutoring, and eBook sections of the text.
  • "Getting Ready for the Next Section" exercises are found in every problem set. This grouping of exercises ensures students have the requisite skills to perform the concepts discussed in the next section.
  • Found throughout the text, "Using Technology" shows how calculators can be used to enhance learning and help solve problems. These boxes are easily identified and can be highlighted or skipped depending on instructor preference.
  • Chapter openers motivate students to learn the topics in each chapter. Each chapter opener illustrates a real-world application of one of the main chapter topics, and most present the information both graphically and numerically.
  • Section openers have been freshly redesigned and are linked to specific examples and applications found in the text.
  • Hundreds of new problems and examples throughout the text include more contemporary applications. Additionally, wherever real data is used, it has been updated to reflect current statistics.
  • Each problem set contains a variety of problems, including both skills and applications exercises, and great breadth from easy to challenging. In addition to opening skills based problems (paired and graduated), each problem set contains opportunities to hone analytic skills (asking students to practice estimating), provide more relevance ("Applying the Concepts" questions) and improve their quantitative literacy ("Maintaining your Skills" problems). More challenging critical thinking questions called "Extending the Concepts" are found at the end of the section problem sets.

Table of Contents

1. THE BASICS.
Variables, Notation, and Symbols. Real Numbers. Addition and Subtraction of Real Numbers. Multiplication of Real Numbers. Division of Real Numbers. Properties of Real Numbers. Subsets of Real Numbers. Addition and Subtraction of Fractions with Variables.
2. LINEAR EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES.
Simplifying Expressions. Addition Property of Equality. Multiplication Property of Equality. Solving Linear Equation. Formulas. Applications. More Applications. Linear Inequalities. Compound Inequalities.
3. LINEAR EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES IN TWO VARIABLES
Paired Data and Graphing Ordered Pairs. Solutions to Linear Equations in Two Variables. Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables. More on Graphing: Intercepts. The Slope of a Line. Finding the Equation of a Line. Linear Inequalities in Two Variables.
4. SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS.
Solving Linear Systems by Graphing. The Elimination Method. The Substitution Method.
Applications.
5. EXPONENTS AND POLYNOMIALS.
Multiplication with Exponents. Division with Exponents. Operations with Monomials. Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials. Multiplication of Polynomials. Binomial Squares and Other Special Products. Divide a Polynomial by a Monomial. Divide a Polynomial by a Polynomial.
6. FACTORING.
The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping. Factoring Trinomials. More Trinomials to Factor. The Difference of Two Squares. The Sum and Difference of Two Cubed. Factoring: A General Review. Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring. Applications of Quadratic Equations.
7. RATIONAL EXPRESSIONS.
Reducing Rational Expressions to Lowest Terms. Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions. Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions. Equations Involving Rational Expressions. Applications of Rational Expressions. Complex Fractions. Proportions. Direct and Inverse Variation.
8. ROOTS AND RADICALS.
Definitions and Common Roots. Properties of Radicals. Simplified Form for Radicals. Addition and Subtraction of Radical Expressions. Multiplication and Division of Radicals. Equations Involving Radicals.
9. QUADRATIC EQUATIONS
More Quadratic Equations. Completing the Square. The Quadratic Formula. Complex Numbers. Complex Solutions to Quadratic Equations. Graphing Parabola.
Appendices.
A. Introduction to Functions.
B. Functional Notation
C. Fractional Exponents
D. Equations with Absolute Value
E. Inequalities with Absolute Value

What's New

  • "Preview" boxes provide a glimpse into what topics appear in the chapter and include key words and definitions.
  • "Chapter Challenge" problem gives students a scenario and require them to use geographical information to solve it through a series of steps.
  • "Ticket to Success" feature requires students to think critically about the section and write a response to the questions as their "ticket into class." This feature encourages students to read the section before coming to class.
  • "Moving Toward Success" feature starts each problem set with a motivational quote followed by a few questions to focus the students on their own success. Because good study habits are essential to the success of math students, this feature is prominently displayed prior to each problem set.

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Power Lecture with ExamView  (ISBN-10: 1133491189 | ISBN-13: 9781133491187)

This CD-ROM (or DVD) provides the instructor with dynamic media tools for teaching. Create, deliver, and customize tests (both print and online) in minutes with ExamView® Computerized Testing Featuring Algorithmic Equations. Easily build solution sets for homework or exams using Solution Builder's online solutions manual. Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides and figures from the book are also included on this CD-ROM (or DVD).

Solution Builder  (ISBN-10: 1133489664 | ISBN-13: 9781133489665)

This online instructor database offers complete worked solutions to all exercises in the text, allowing you to create customized, secure solutions printouts (in PDF format) matched exactly to the problems you assign in class. For more information, visit www.cengage.com/solutionbuilder.

Complete Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133490786 | ISBN-13: 9781133490784)

This manual contains complete solutions for all problems in the text.

Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133491154 | ISBN-13: 9781133491156)

Contains fully worked-out solutions to all of the odd-numbered exercises in the text, giving students a way to check their answers and ensure that they took the correct steps to arrive at an answer.

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Enhanced WebAssign Instant Access for Developmental Math, Single-Term Courses  (ISBN-10: 1285857739 | ISBN-13: 9781285857732)

IMPORTANT: When purchasing this instant access code for Developmental Math, ensure that you are using it in one of the following courses: Basic Math, Prealgebra, Elementary Algebra, Introductory Algebra, Intermediate Algebra or Elementary & Intermediate Algebra. Use with a different course may cause complications with access. Exclusively from Cengage Learning, Enhanced WebAssign combines exceptional mathematics content with the most powerful online homework solution, WebAssign. Enhanced WebAssign engages students with immediate feedback, rich tutorial content, and an interactive, fully customizable eBook, Cengage YouBook helping students to develop a deeper conceptual understanding of their subject matter. This access code includes access to Enhanced WebAssign and life-of-edition access to the eBook for the registered edition of that text. If you need to retake the course and your instructor is using the same book AND edition then you will not need to buy a new code. This instant access code will be delivered via email when purchased. If you are not certain this is the correct access code for your course, please contact your instructor.

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Student Supplements

Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133491154 | ISBN-13: 9781133491156)

Go beyond the answers--see what it takes to get there and improve your grade! This manual provides worked-out, step-by-step solutions to the odd-numbered problems in the text. This gives you the information you need to truly understand how these problems are solved.

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Enhanced WebAssign Instant Access for Developmental Math, Single-Term Courses  (ISBN-10: 1285857739 | ISBN-13: 9781285857732)

IMPORTANT: When purchasing this instant access code for Developmental Math, ensure that you are using it in one of the following courses: Basic Math, Prealgebra, Elementary Algebra, Introductory Algebra, Intermediate Algebra or Elementary & Intermediate Algebra. Use with a different course may cause complications with access. Exclusively from Cengage Learning, Enhanced WebAssign combines exceptional mathematics content with the most powerful online homework solution, WebAssign. Enhanced WebAssign engages students with immediate feedback, rich tutorial content, and an interactive, fully customizable eBook, Cengage YouBook helping students to develop a deeper conceptual understanding of their subject matter. This access code includes access to Enhanced WebAssign and life-of-edition access to the eBook for the registered edition of that text. If you need to retake the course and your instructor is using the same book AND edition then you will not need to buy a new code. This instant access code will be delivered via email when purchased. If you are not certain this is the correct access code for your course, please contact your instructor.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Charles P. McKeague

Charles P. "Pat" McKeague earned his B.A. in Mathematics from California State University, Northridge, and his M.S. in Mathematics from Brigham Young University. A well-known author and respected educator, he is a full-time writer and a part-time instructor at Cuesta College. He has published twelve textbooks in mathematics covering a range of topics from basic mathematics to trigonometry. An active member of the mathematics community, Professor McKeague is a popular speaker at regional conferences, including the California Mathematics Council for Community Colleges, the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Texas Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, the New Mexico Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, and the National Association for Developmental Education. He is a member of the American Mathematics Association for Two-Year Colleges, the Mathematics Association of America, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the California Mathematics Council for Community Colleges.