Mathematics: Its Power and Utility 9th edition

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Karl J. Smith
Publisher: Cengage Learning

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  • Chapter 1: Arithmetic, Calculators, and Problem Solving
    • 1.1: Math Anxiety
    • 1.2: Formulating the Problem (10)
    • 1.3: Fractions and Decimals (10)
    • 1.4: Rounding and Estimation (9)
    • 1.5: Exponents and Prime Factorization (10)
    • 1.6: Common Fractions (16)
    • 1.7: Adding and Subtracting Fractions (13)
    • 1.8: Hindu-Arabic Numeration System (10)
    • 1.9: Different Numeration Systems (10)

  • Chapter 2: Sets of Numbers
    • 2.1: Symbol Shock (10)
    • 2.2: Addition of Integers (11)
    • 2.3: Subtraction of Integers (10)
    • 2.4: Multiplication of Integers (12)
    • 2.5: Division of Integers (13)
    • 2.6: Rational and Irrational Numbers (10)

  • Chapter 3: Introduction to Algebra
    • 3.1: Polynomials (10)
    • 3.2: Similar Terms (10)
    • 3.3: Simplification (10)
    • 3.4: Equations (10)
    • 3.5: Solving Equations (11)
    • 3.6: Problem Solving with Algebra (10)
    • 3.7: Inequalities (9)

  • Chapter 4: Percents and Problem Solving
    • 4.1: Ration and Proportion (11)
    • 4.2: Problem Solving with Proportions (10)
    • 4.3: Percent (15)
    • 4.4: Problem Solving with Percents (13)

  • Chapter 5: Introduction to Geometry
    • 5.1: Euclidean Geometry (9)
    • 5.2: Polygons and Angles (10)
    • 5.3: Triangles (10)
    • 5.4: Similar Triangles (12)

  • Chapter 6: Measurement and Problem Solving
    • 6.1: Precision, Accuracy, and Estimation (9)
    • 6.2: Perimeter (11)
    • 6.3: Area (10)
    • 6.4: Volume and Capacity (10)
    • 6.5: Miscellaneous Measurements (10)
    • 6.6: Converting Units (10)

  • Chapter 7: Applications of Percent
    • 7.1: Discount, Sale Price, and Sales Tax (10)
    • 7.2: Simple Interest (10)
    • 7.3: Buying on Credit (9)
    • 7.4: Credit Card Interest (10)
    • 7.5: Compound Interest (10)
    • 7.6: Buying a Home (10)

  • Chapter 8: Sets and Logic
    • 8.1: Introduction to Sets (10)
    • 8.2: Set Relationships (10)
    • 8.3: Operations with Sets (10)
    • 8.4: Venn Diagrams (9)
    • 8.5: Survery Problems Using Sets (10)
    • 8.6: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning (6)

  • Chapter 9: Probability
    • 9.1: Introduction to Probability (10)
    • 9.2: Probability Models (10)
    • 9.3: Odds and Conditional Probability (10)
    • 9.4: Mathematical Expectation (10)

  • Chapter 10: Statistics
    • 10.1: Frequency Distributions and Graphs (14)
    • 10.2: Measures of Central Tendency (10)
    • 10.3: Measures of Position (10)
    • 10.4: Measures of Dispersion (9)
    • 10.5: The Normal Curve and Sampling (12)

  • Chapter 11: Graphs
    • 11.1: Cartesian Coordinate System (15)
    • 11.2: Functions (9)
    • 11.3: Lines (16)
    • 11.4: Systems and Inequalities (8)
    • 11.5: Graphing Curves (10)

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Chapter 1: Arithmetic, Calculators, and Problem Solving
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Chapter 2: Sets of Numbers
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Chapter 3: Introduction to Algebra
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Chapter 4: Percents and Problem Solving
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Chapter 5: Introduction to Geometry
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Chapter 6: Measurement and Problem Solving
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Chapter 7: Applications of Percent
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Chapter 8: Sets and Logic
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Chapter 9: Probability
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Chapter 10: Statistics
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Chapter 11: Graphs
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