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Basic College Mathematics, 9th Edition

By Margaret L. Lial, Stanley A. Salzman, Diana L. Hestwood

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 21, 2012


The Lial Series has helped thousands of students succeed in developmental mathematics by providing the best learning and teaching support to students and instructors.

Table of Contents

1. Whole Numbers

1.1 Reading and Writing Whole Numbers

1.2 Adding Whole Numbers

1.3 Subtracting Whole Numbers

1.4 Multiplying Whole Numbers

1.5 Dividing Whole Numbers

1.6 Long Division

1.7 Rounding Whole Numbers

1.8 Exponents, Roots, and Order of Operations

1.9 Reading Pictographs, Bar Graphs, and Line Graphs

1.10 Solving Application Problems


2. Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

2.1 Basics of Fractions

2.2 Mixed Numbers

2.3 Factors

2.4 Writing a Fraction in Lowest Terms

2.5 Multiplying Fractions

2.6 Applications of Multiplication

2.7 Dividing Fractions

2.8 Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Numbers


3. Adding and Subtracting Fractions

3.1 Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions

3.2 Least Common Multiples

3.3 Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions

3.4 Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers

3.5 Order Relations and the Order of Operations


4. Decimals

4.1 Reading and Writing Decimal Numbers

4.2 Rounding Decimal Numbers

4.3 Adding and Subtracting Decimal Numbers

4.4 Multiplying Decimal Numbers

4.5 Dividing Decimal Numbers

4.6 Fractions and Decimals

5. Ratio and Proportion

5.1 Ratios

5.2 Rates

5.3 Proportions

5.4 Solving Proportions

5.5 Solving Application Problems with Proportions


6. Percent

6.1 Basics of Percent

6.2 Percents and Fractions

6.3 Using the Percent Proportion and Identifying the Components in a Percent Problem

6.4 Using Proportions to Solve Percent Problems

6.5 Using the Percent Equation

6.6 Solving Application Problems with Percent

6.7 Simple Interest

6.8 Compound Interest


7. Measurement

7.1 Problem Solving with U.S. Measurement Units

7.2 The Metric System – Length

7.3 The Metric System – Capacity and Weight (Mass)

7.4 Problem Solving with Metric Measurement

7.5 Metric—U.S. Measurement Conversions and Temperature


8. Geometry

8.1 Basic Geometric Terms

8.2 Angles and Their Relationships

8.3 Rectangles and Squares

8.4 Parallelograms and Trapezoids

8.5 Triangles

8.6 Circles

8.7 Volume

8.8 Pythagorean Theorem

8.9 Similar Triangles


9. Basic Algebra

9.1 Signed Numbers

9.2 Adding and Subtracting Signed Numbers

9.3 Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbers

9.4 Order of Operations

9.5 Evaluating Expressions and Formulas

9.6 Solving Equations

9.7 Solving Equations with Several Steps

9.8 Using Equations to Solve Application Problems


10. Statistics

10.1 Circle Graphs

10.2 Bar Graphs and Line Graphs

10.3 Frequency Distributions and Histograms

10.4 Mean, Median, and Mode

Appendix: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
Answers to Selected Exercises
Solutions to Selected Exercises

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