By William G. McCallum, Eric Connally, Deborah Hughes-Hallett

This booklet bargains a clean method of algebra that makes a speciality of educating readers tips on how to actually comprehend the rules, instead of viewing them in simple terms as instruments for other kinds of arithmetic. It will depend on a storyline to shape the spine of the chapters and make the fabric extra attractive. Conceptual workout units are incorporated to teach how the data is utilized within the actual global. utilizing symbolic notation as a framework, enterprise execs will come away with a drastically better ability set.

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Find her total cost if she buys 5 CDs and 3 DVDs. 2. 25 each. Write an expression for the amount of money she has left. (b) Find the amount remaining if she buys 9 muffins. 3. 5 times their weight in pounds, w, divided by the square of their height in inches, h. 4. The volume of a cone with radius r and height h is represented by the expression Volume of cone = 1 2 πr h. 3 Which has greater volume: a short fat cone with height 2 and radius 3 or a tall thin cone with height 5 and radius 1? The surface area of a cylinder with radius r feet and height h feet is 2πr 2 + 2πrh square feet.

A) (b) (c) (d) 5x − 3 = x2 − 2x − 5 4x + 3(x − 1) = −5 + x2 3(x − 1) = −5 + x2 − 2x + 2x 3(x − 1) + 2x − 5 = −10 + x2 − 2x 112. Use the fact that x = 2 is a solution to the equation x2 − 5x + 6 = 0 to find a solution to the equation (2w − 10)2 − 5(2w − 10) + 6 = 0. A government buys x fighter planes at f dollars each, and y tons of wheat at w dollars each. It spends a total of B dollars, where B = xf + yw. In Problems 113–115, write an equation whose solution is the given value. 113. The number of tons of wheat it can afford to buy if it spends a total of $100 million, wheat costs $300 per ton, and it must buy 5 fighter planes at $15 million each.

B) Use your table to determine when the tank (i) Contains 12 m3 (ii) Is empty. 107. A vending machine contains 40 − 8h bags of chips h hours after 9 am. (a) Construct a table showing the number of bags of chips in the machine at h = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. (b) How many bags of chips are in the machine at 9 am? (c) At what time does the machine run out of chips? (d) Explain why the number of bags you found for h = 6 using 40 − 8h is not reasonable. How many bags are probably in the machine at h = 6?