Pat McKeague’s seventh edition of BASIC MATHEMATICS is the book for the modern student like you. Like its predecessors, the seventh edition is clear, concise, and patient in explaining the concepts. This new edition contains hundreds of new and updated examples and applications, a redesign that includes cleaner graphics and images (some from Google Earth) that allow you to see the connection between mathematics and your world. This includes references to contemporary topics like gas prices and some of today’s most forward thinking companies like Google.
One of the major themes of our book is continuous review. We strive to continuously hone techniques learned earlier by keeping the important concepts in the forefront of the course. The Maintaining Your Skills problems review material from the previous chapter, or they review problems that form the foundation of the course—the problems that you expect students to be able to solve when they get to the next course.