## Beginning Algebra: A Text/WorkbookPat McKeague’s eighth edition of BEGINNING ALGEBRA is the traditional text for the modern student. Retaining the clarity and patience in explanation and concept development that has made it the book of choice for so many over the years, this new edition is replete with new examples, applications, and fresh new technology options. Throughout this text, you’ll find hundreds of new and relevant applications, with timely references to topics like gas prices and to companies like Google and Yahoo. Real data is used throughout, and wherever possible, has been updated to reflect recent changes. By showing how mathematics is used every day, the author makes students feel more at ease with the topics at hand. In a course where many students are entering with math anxiety, McKeague almost immediately calms students with chapter and section introductions, provides just in time study tips, and then helps students prepare with Getting Ready for Class boxes found throughout the text. This new edition comes complete with Enhanced WebAssign (EWA), the easy to use homework management system. With EWA, you can assign, collect, grade, and record homework assignments via the web. 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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version. |

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### Contents

The Basics | 1 |

Linear Equations and Inequalities | 111 |

Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables | 213 |

Systems of Linear Equations | 293 |

Exponents and Polynomials | 341 |

Factoring | 423 |

Rational Expressions | 489 |

Roots and Radicals | 573 |

Quadratic Equations | 633 |

Resources | 693 |

Introduction to Functions | 695 |

Function Notation | 703 |

Solutions to Selected Practice Problems | S-1 |

Answers to OddNumbered Problems | A-1 |

Index | A-49 |

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