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Algebra I for Dummies (For Dummies)by Mary Jane Sterling
Synopses & ReviewsPublisher Comments:Factor fearlessly, conquer the quadratic formula, and solve linear equations There's no doubt that algebra can be easy to some while extremely challenging to others. If you're vexed by variables, Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides the plainEnglish, easytofollow guidance you need to get the right solution every time
Now with 25% new and revised content, this easytounderstand reference not only explains algebra in terms you can understand, but it also gives you the necessary tools to solve complex problems with confidence. You'll understand how to factor fearlessly, conquer the quadratic formula, and solve linear equations. = Includes revised and updated examples and practice problems Provides explanations and practical examples that mirror today's teaching methods Other titles by Sterling: Algebra II For Dummies and Algebra Workbook For Dummies Whether you're currently enrolled in a high school or college algebra course or are just looking to brushup your skills, Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you friendly and comprehensible guidance on this often difficulttograsp subject. 9780470598757 An updated edition of the ultimate guide to understanding biology We humans are insatiably curious creatures who can't help wondering how things work  starting with our own bodies. Every year millions of high school and college students take introductory biology, wouldn't it be great to have a single source of quick answers to all our questions about how living things work? Now there is From molecules to animals, cells to ecosystems, Biology For Dummies, 2nd Edition walks you through a high school or introductory college biology course and answers all your questions about how living things work. Written in plain English and packed with dozens of illustrations, quickreference Cheat Sheets, and helpful tables and diagrams, it cuts right to the chase with fastpaced, easytoabsorb explanations of the life processes common to all organisms. More than 20% new and updated content, including a substantial overhaul to the organization of topics to make it a friendly classroom supplement Coverage of the most recent developments and discoveries in DNA technology, genetic and forensic science, as well as evolutionary, reproductive, and ecological biology Includes practical, uptodate examples Whether you're currently enrolled in an introductory biology class or just want to know more about this fascinating and everevolving field of study, this engaging guide will give you a grip on complex biology concepts and unlock the mysteries of how life works in no time. 9780470178157 A plainEnglish guide to one of the toughest courses around So, you survived the first semester of Organic Chemistry (maybe even by the skin of your teeth) and now it's time to get back to the classroom Organic Chemistry II For Dummies is an easytounderstand reference to this oftenchallenging subject. Thanks to this book, you'll get friendly and comprehensible guidance on everything you can expect to encounter in your Organic Chemistry II course. An extension of the successful Organic Chemistry I For Dummies Covers topics in a straightforward and effective manner Explains concepts and terms in a fast and easytounderstand way Whether you're confused by composites, baffled by biomolecules, or anything in between, Organic Chemistry II For Dummies gives you the help you needin plain English Synopsis:The painfree way to ace Algebra I
Does the word polynomial make your hair stand on end? Let this friendly guide show you the easy way to tackle algebra. You'll get plainEnglish explanations of the basics — and the tougher stuff — in terms you can understand. Whether you want to brush up on your math skills or help your children with their homework, this book gives you power — to the nth degree.
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Synopsis:Factor fearlessly, conquer the quadratic formula, and solve linear equations
There's no doubt that algebra can be easy to some while extremely challenging to others. If you're vexed by variables, Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides the plainEnglish, easytofollow guidance you need to get the right solution every time! Now with 25% new and revised content, this easytounderstand reference not only explains algebra in terms you can understand, but it also gives you the necessary tools to solve complex problems with confidence. You'll understand how to factor fearlessly, conquer the quadratic formula, and solve linear equations.
Whether you're currently enrolled in a high school or college algebra course or are just looking to brushup your skills, Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you friendly and comprehensible guidance on this often difficulttograsp subject. About the AuthorMary Jane Sterling has been teaching algebra, business calculus, geometry, and finite mathematics at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, for more than 30 years. She is the author of Algebra Workbook For Dummies, Algebra II For Dummies, and Algebra II Workbook For Dummies.
Table of ContentsIntroduction 1
Part I: Starting Off with the Basics 7 Chapter 1: Assembling Your Tools 9 Chapter 2: Assigning Signs: Positive and Negative Numbers 19 Chapter 3: Figuring Out Fractions and Dealing with Decimals 35 Chapter 4: Exploring Exponents and Raising Radicals 55 Chapter 5: Doing Operations in Order and Checking Your Answers 73 Part II: Figuring Out Factoring 91 Chapter 6: Working with Numbers in Their Prime 93 Chapter 7: Sharing the Fun: Distribution 107 Chapter 8: Getting to First Base with Factoring 127 Chapter 9: Getting the Second Degree 139 Chapter 10: Factoring Special Cases 157 Part III: Working Equations 169 Chapter 11: Establishing Ground Rules for Solving Equations 171 Chapter 12: Solving Linear Equations 183 Chapter 13: Taking a Crack at Quadratic Equations 203 Chapter 14: Distinguishing Equations with Distinctive Powers 223 Chapter 15: Rectifying Inequalities 243 Part IV: Applying Algebra 263 Chapter 16: Taking Measure with Formulas 265 Chapter 17: Formulating for Profi t and Pleasure 281 Chapter 18: Sorting Out Story Problems 291 Chapter 19: Going Visual: Graphing 311 Chapter 20: Lining Up Graphs of Lines 327 Part V: The Part of Tens 345 Chapter 21: The Ten Best Ways to Avoid Pitfalls 347 Chapter 22: The Ten Most Famous Equations 353 Index 357 What Our Readers Are SayingBe the first to add a comment for a chance to win!Product Details
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