Basic College Mathematics 2nd edition

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Charles P. McKeague
Publisher: Cengage Learning

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  • Chapter 1: Whole Numbers
    • 1.1: Place Value and Names for Numbers (21)
    • 1.2: Addition with Whole Numbers, and Perimeter (20)
    • 1.3: Rounding Numbers, Estimating Answers, and Displaying Information (22)
    • 1.4: Subtraction with Whole Numbers (18)
    • 1.5: Multiplication with Whole Numbers, and Area (20)
    • 1.6: Division with Whole Numbers (21)
    • 1.7: Exponents, Order of Operations, and Averages (21)

  • Chapter 2: Fractions and Mixed Numbers
    • 2.1: The Meaning and Properties of Fractions (18)
    • 2.2: Prime Numbers, Factors, and Reducing to Lowest Terms (18)
    • 2.3: Multiplication with Fractions, and the Area of a Triangle (18)
    • 2.4: Division with Fractions (19)
    • 2.5: Addition and Subtraction with Fractions (19)
    • 2.6: Mixed-Number Notation (18)
    • 2.7: Multiplication and Division with Mixed Numbers (17)
    • 2.8: Addition and Subtraction with Mixed Numbers (19)
    • 2.9: Combinations of Operations and Complex Fractions (20)

  • Chapter 3: Decimals
    • 3.1: Decimal Notation and Place Value (18)
    • 3.2: Addition and Subtraction with Decimals (18)
    • 3.3: Multiplication with Decimals (20)
    • 3.4: Division with Decimals (18)
    • 3.5: Fractions and Decimals (20)
    • 3.6: Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem (20)

  • Chapter 4: Ratio and Proportion
    • 4.1: Ratios (19)
    • 4.2: Rates and Unit Pricing (20)
    • 4.3: Solving Equations by Division (19)
    • 4.4: Proportions (19)
    • 4.5: Applications of Proportions (20)
    • 4.6: Similar Figures (17)

  • Chapter 5: Percent
    • 5.1: Percents, Decimals, and Fractions (20)
    • 5.2: Basic Percent Problems (18)
    • 5.3: General Applications of Percent (18)
    • 5.4: Sales Tax and Commission (20)
    • 5.5: Percent Increase or Decrease and Discount (19)
    • 5.6: Interest (20)

  • Chapter 6: Descriptive Statistics
    • 6.1: Mean, Median, and Mode (20)
    • 6.2: Tables and Bar Charts (6)
    • 6.3: Scatter Diagrams and Line Graphs (6)
    • 6.4: Pie Charts (4)

  • Chapter 7: Measurement
    • 7.1: Unit Analysis I: Length (19)
    • 7.2: Unit Analysis II: Area and Volume (21)
    • 7.3: Unit Analysis III: Weight (17)
    • 7.4: Converting Between the Two Systems and Temperature (20)
    • 7.5: Operations with Time and Mixed Units (16)

  • Chapter 8: Geometry
    • 8.1: Perimeter and Circumference (20)
    • 8.2: Area (20)
    • 8.3: Surface Area (19)
    • 8.4: Volume (15)

  • Chapter 9: Introduction to Algebra
    • 9.1: Positive and Negative Numbers (20)
    • 9.2: Addition with Negative Numbers (19)
    • 9.3: Subtraction with Negative Numbers (21)
    • 9.4: Multiplication with Negative Numbers (20)
    • 9.5: Division with Negative Numbers (20)
    • 9.6: Simplifying Algebraic Expressions (20)

  • Chapter 10: Solving Equations
    • 10.1: The Distributive Property and Algebraic Expressions (21)
    • 10.2: The Addition Property of Equality (18)
    • 10.3: The Multiplication Property of Equality (20)
    • 10.4: Linear Equations in One Variable (18)
    • 10.5: Applications (19)
    • 10.6: Evaluating Formulas (19)

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Chapter 1: Whole Numbers
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Chapter 2: Fractions and Mixed Numbers
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Chapter 3: Decimals
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Chapter 4: Ratio and Proportion
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Chapter 5: Percent
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Chapter 6: Descriptive Statistics
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Chapter 7: Measurement
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Chapter 8: Geometry
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8.4 15 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 010 011 012 013 014 017 027
Chapter 9: Introduction to Algebra
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9.6 20 006 010 019 024 026 028 030 031 033 036 037 041 044 052 054 056 060 064 067 068
Chapter 10: Solving Equations
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Total 1090