(Each chapter ends with a Summary, Review Exercises and a Chapter Test. With the exception of Chapters R and 1, each chapter also ends with a cumulative review.) List of Applications. Preface. To the Student. Diagnostic Pretest. 1. Whole Numbers. Reading and Writing Whole Numbers. Adding Whole Numbers. Subtracting Whole Numbers. Multiplying Whole Numbers. Dividing Whole Numbers. Long Division. Rounding Whole Numbers. Exponents, Roots, and Order of Operations. Reading Pictographs, Bar Graphs, and Line Graphs. Solving Application Problems. 2. Multiplying and Dividing Fractions. Basics of Fractions. Mixed Numbers. Factors. Writing a Fraction in Lowest Terms. Multiplying Fractions. Applications of Multiplication. Dividing Fractions. Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Numbers. 3. Adding and Subtracting Fractions. Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions. Least Common Multiples. Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions. Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers. Order Relations and the Order of Operations. Summary Exercises on Fractions. 4. Decimals. Reading and Writing Decimals. Rounding Decimals. Adding and Subtracting Decimals. Multiplying Decimals. Dividing Decimals. Writing Fractions as Decimals. 5. Ratio and Proportion. Ratios. Rates. Proportions. Solving Proportions. Solving Application Problems with Proportions. 6. Percent. Basics of Percent. Percents and Fractions. Using the Percent Proportion and Identifying the Components in a Percent Problem. Using Proportions to Solve Percent Problems. Using the Percent Equation. Solving Application Problems with Proportions. Simple Interest. Summary Exercises on Percent. Compound Interest. Appendix A: An Introduction to Scientific Calculators. Appendix B: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning. Answers to Selected Exercises. Index. Videotape Index.Lial, Margaret L. is the author of 'Essential Mathematics', published 2001 under ISBN 9780201750683 and ISBN 0201750686.