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Publisher Comments:

The Lial series has helped thousands of students succeed in developmental mathematics through its approachable writing style, supportive pedagogy, varied exercise sets, and complete supplements package. With this new edition, the authors continue to provide students and instructors with the best package for learning and teaching support–a book written with student success as its top priority, now with an emphasis on study skills growth and an expanded instructor supplements package.


Whole Numbers, Multiplying and Dividing Fractions, Adding and Subtracting Fractions, Decimals, Ratio and Proportion, Percent, Measurement, Geometry, Basic Algebra, Statistics

  For all readers interested in basic mathematics.


This package contains:

0321557123: Basic College Mathematics

0321574702: Worksheets for Classroom or Lab Practice for Basic College Mathematics

About the Author

Marge Lial was always interested in math; it was her favorite subject in the first grade! Marge's intense desire to educate both her students and herself has inspired the writing of numerous best-selling textbooks. Marge, who received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from California State University at Sacramento, is affiliated with American River College. Marge is an avid reader and traveler. Her travel experiences often find their way into her books as applications, exercise sets, and feature sets. She is particularly interested in archeology. Trips to various digs and ruin sites have produced some fascinating problems for her textbooks involving such topics as the building of Mayan pyramids and the acoustics of ancient ball courts in the Yucatan.


When John Hornsby enrolled as an undergraduate at Louisiana State University, he was uncertain whether he wanted to study mathematics education or journalism. His ultimate decision was to become a teacher, but after twenty-five years of teaching at the high school and university levels and fifteen years of writing mathematics textbooks, both of his goals have been realized. His love for both teaching and for mathematics is evident in his passion for working with students and fellow teachers as well. His specific professional interests are recreational mathematics, mathematics history, and incorporating graphing calculators into the curriculum. John's personal life is busy as he devotes time to his family (wife Gwen, and sons Chris, Jack, and Josh). He has been a rabid baseball fan all of his life. John's other hobbies include numismatics (the study of coins) and record collecting. He loves the music of the 1960s and has an extensive collection of the recorded works of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

  A native Midwesterner, Terry McGinnis received her Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Mathematics from Iowa State University. She has taught elementary and middle school mathematics, and developed and implemented the curriculum used with her students. Terry has been involved in college mathematics publishing for over 20 years, working with a variety of authors on textbooks in developmental mathematics and precalculus. After working behind the scenes on many of the Lial/Hornsby textbooks and supplements for over 10 years, Terry joined Margaret Lial and John Hornsby in 2002 as coauthor of their developmental mathematics series that includes Introductory Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Introductory and Intermediate Algebra. When not working, Terry enjoys spinning at a local health club, walking, and reading fiction. She is the devoted mother of two sons, Andrew and Tyler.

Table of Contents

Each chapter ends with a Summary, Review Exercises, and a Chapter Test. Beginning with Chapter 2, each chapter also ends with a Cumulative Review.


1. Whole Numbers

1.1 Reading and Writing Whole Numbers

            Study Skills: Your Brain Can Learn Mathematics

            Study Skills: Using Your Textbook

1.2 Adding Whole Numbers

1.3 Subtracting Whole Numbers

1.4 Multiplying Whole Numbers

1.5 Dividing Whole Numbers

1.6 Long Division

            Summary Exercises on Whole Numbers

1.7 Rounding Whole Numbers

1.8 Exponents, Roots, and Order of Operations

            Study Skills: Taking Lecture Notes

1.9 Reading Pictographs, Bar Graphs, and Line Graphs

1.10 Solving Application Problems


2. Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

2.1 Basics of Fractions

            Study Skills: Homework: How, Why, When

2.2 Mixed Numbers

2.3 Factors

2.4 Writing a Fraction in Lowest Terms

            Study Skills: Using Study Cards: Part I

            Summary Exercises on Fractions

2.5 Multiplying Fractions

2.6 Applications of Multiplication

2.7 Dividing Fractions

2.8 Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Numbers

            Study Skills: Using Study Cards: Part II

            Study Skills: Reviewing a Chapter

            Study Skills: Preparing for Tests


3. Adding and Subtracting Fractions

3.1 Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions

            Study Skills: Managing Your Time

3.2 Least Common Multiples

3.3 Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions

            Study Skills: Making a Mind Map

3.4 Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers

3.5 Order Relations and the Order of Operations

            Summary Exercises on Fractions

            Study Skills: Taking Tests


4. Decimals

4.1 Reading and Writing Decimals

4.2 Rounding Decimals

4.3 Adding and Subtracting Decimals

4.4 Multiplying Decimals

            Summary Exercises on Decimals

4.5 Dividing Decimals

4.6 Writing Fractions as Decimals

            Study Skills: Analyzing Your Test Results


5. Ratio and Proportion

5.1 Ratios

5.2 Rates

5.3 Proportions

5.4 Solving Proportions

            Summary Exercises on Ratios, Rates, and 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

            Summary Exercises on Percent

6.6 Solving Application Problems with Percent

6.7 Simple Interest

6.8 Compound Interest

            Study Skills: Preparing for a Final Exam


7. Measurement

7.1 Problem Solving with U.S. Customary Measurement

7.2 The Metric System-Length

7.3 The Metric System-Capacity and Weight (Mass)

            Summary Exercises on U.S. Customary and Metric Units

7.4 Problem Solving with Metric Measurement

7.5 Metric-U.S. Customary 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

            Summary Exercises on Perimeter, Circumference, and Area

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

            Summary Exercises on Operations with Signed Numbers

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

            Summary Exercises on 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


Product Details

Salzman, Stanley A.
Salzman, Stanley
Lial, Margaret L.
Hestwood, Diana
Hestwood, Diana L.
Lial, Margaret
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
General Mathematics
Mathematics - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Lial Developmental Mathematics The Lial Paperback Series
Publication Date:
October 2008
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
11 x 8.6 x 2 in 2563 gr

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