 # Beginning Algebra

9th Edition
By Stefan Baratto and Barry Bergman and Donald Hutchison
ISBN10: 0073384453
ISBN13: 9780073384450
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## Preface Applications Index

### Chapter 0. An Arithmetic Review (online-only chapter) Chapter 0: Prerequisite Check

0.1 Factors and Multiples

0.2 Fractions and Mixed Numbers

0.3 Decimals and Percents

0.4 Exponents and the Order of Operations

0.5 Positive and Negative Numbers

Chapter 0: Summary

Chapter 0: Summary Exercises

Chapter 0: Chapter Test

### Chapter 1. From Arithmetic to Algebra Chapter 1: Prerequisite Check

1.1 An Introduction to Real Numbers

1.2 Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers

1.3 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers

1.4 Transition to Algebra

1.5 Evaluating Algebraic Expressions

1.7 Multiplying and Dividing Terms

Chapter 1: Summary

Chapter 1: Summary Exercises

Chapter 1: Chapter Test

Activity 1: Evaluating Net Pay

### Chapter 2. Equations and Problem Solving Chapter 2: Prerequisite Check

2.1 Solving Equations with the Addition Property

2.2 Solving Equations with the Multiplication Property

2.3 Combining the Rules to Solve Equations

2.4 Formulas and Problem Solving

2.5 An Introduction to Inequalities

Chapter 2: Summary

Chapter 2: Summary Exercises

Chapter 2: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-2: Cumulative Review

Activity 2: Exchanging Money

### Chapter 3. Exponents and Polynomials Chapter 3: Prerequisite Check

3.1 Positive Integer Exponents

3.2 Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation

3.3 An Introduction to Polynomials

3.5 Multiplying Polynomials

3.6 Dividing Polynomials

Chapter 3: Summary

Chapter 3: Summary Exercises

Chapter 3: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-3: Cumulative Review

Activity 3: Wealth and Compound Interest

### Chapter 4. Factoring Chapter 4: Prerequisite Check

4.1 An Introduction to Factoring

4.2 Factoring Trinomials of the Form x2 + bx + c

4.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c

4.4 Factoring Special Products

4.5 Factoring Strategies

4.6 Factoring and Problem Solving

Chapter 4: Summary

Chapter 4: Summary Exercises

Chapter 4: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-4: Cumulative Review

Activity 4: ISBNs and the Check Digit

### Chapter 5. Rational Expressions Chapter 5: Prerequisite Check

5.1 Simplifying Rational Expressions

5.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions

5.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

5.4 Complex Rational Expressions

5.5 Rational Expressions and Problem Solving

Chapter 5: Summary

Chapter 5: Summary Exercises

Chapter 5: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-5: Cumulative Review

Activity 5: Determining State Apportionment

### Chapter 6. Linear Equations Chapter 6: Prerequisite Check

6.1 Two-Variable Equations

6.2 The Rectangular Coordinate System

6.3 Graphing Linear Equations

6.4 The Slope of a Line

6.5 Tables and Graphs

Chapter 6: Summary

Chapter 6: Summary Exercises

Chapter 6: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-6: Cumulative Review

Activity 6: Graphing with a Calculator

### Chapter 7. Equations, Inequalities, and Functions Chapter 7: Prerequisite Check

7.1 The Slope-Intercept Form

7.2 Linear Equations

7.3 Graphing Linear Inequalities

7.4 An Introduction to Functions

Chapter 7: Summary

Chapter 7: Summary Exercises

Chapter 7: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-7: Cumulative Review

Activity 7: Graphing with the Internet

### Chapter 8. Systems of Linear Equations Chapter 8: Prerequisite Check

8.1 Graphing Systems of Linear Equations

8.2 Solving Systems of Equations with the Addition Method

8.3 Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution

8.4 Systems of Linear Inequalities

Chapter 8: Summary

Chapter 8: Summary Exercises

Chapter 8: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-8: Cumulative Review

Activity 8: Agricultural Technology

### Chapter 9. Roots and Radicals Chapter 9: Prerequisite Check

9.5 The Pythagorean Theorem

Chapter 9: Summary

Chapter 9: Summary Exercises

Chapter 9: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-9: Cumulative Review

Activity 9: The Swing of a Pendulum

### Chapter 10. Quadratic Equations Chapter 10: Prerequisite Check

10.2 Completing the Square

Chapter 10: Summary

Chapter 10: Summary Exercises

Chapter 10: Chapter Test

Chapters 1-10: Cumulative Review

Activity 10: The Gravity Model

Final Examination