Prealgebra: An Applied Approach

Prealgebra: An Applied Approach Author(s): Richard N. Aufmann, Joanne Lockwood

Difference between 6th and 5th editions
Side by side comparison of table of contents helps to figure out the most significant changes.

Key differences between 6th and 5th editions

  • Time lapse between current and previous editions: 5 years (2013 vs 2008).
  • Aufmann & Lockwood's Prealgebra was first published in 1994.
  • The Sixth Ed. presents new Check Your Progress exercises in the midle of each chapter.
  • Section 5.1 on properties of real numbers has been reorganized ans now includes additional examples of each property.
  • Section 5.4 includes more detailed examples of each Rule for Simplifying Exponential Expressions.
  • Section 5.6 provides more detailed examples of the Rule for Dividing Exponential Expressions, the Definition of Zero as an Exponent, and the Definition of Negative Exponents.
  • In Section 5.7, the table for translating verbal phrases into mathematical expressions includes more of the verbal phrases.
  • Objectives 6.2B and 6.3C include a wider range of application problems
  • Section 6.6 provides more explanation and more annotated examples on graphing linear equations in two variables.
  • Section 7.1 offers a new introduction to the metric system.
  • Section 8.1 provides a more descriptive introduction to the percent. More examples are presented in the exposition, and additional numbered Examples and You Try Its. Two pages have been added to the Section 8.1 exercise set, so the exercise set provides more basic exercises and application problems to help understand how percent is used in the real world.
  • Section 8.2 presents new topic of the basic percent equation. In the Sixth edition, the exposition is two pages longer, for more detailed introduction to solving percent problems.
  • Section 8.3 exercise set is three pages longer and offers more hands-on exercises.
  • Objective 10.2B provides more examples of, and practice with determining the five values that make up a box-and-whiskers plot.
6th Edition of
Prealgebra: An Applied Approach
Paperback, 768 pages
ISBN-10: 1133365450
ISBN-13: 9781133365457
Published by: Cengage Learning, January 01, 2013
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ISBN-10: 1285473167
ISBN-13: 9781285473161
Published by: Cengage Learning, August 13, 2013
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5th Edition of
Paperback, 710 pages
ISBN-10: 0618956883
ISBN-13: 9780618956883
Published by: Cengage Learning, January, 2008
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