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This textbook for the general university competency requirement in mathematics relates the nature of logic, numbers, algebra, geometry, sequences, probability, statistics, and graphs. The ninth edition adds material on the history of mathematics, right triangle trigonometry, perimeter, surface area, exponential equations, logarithmic equations, derivatives, and integrals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)