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Algebra I for Dummies (For Dummies)

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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 plain-English, easy-to-follow guidance you need to get the right solution every time

Now with 25% new and revised content, this easy-to-understand 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 brush-up your skills, Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you friendly and comprehensible guidance on this often difficult-to-grasp 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, quick-reference Cheat Sheets, and helpful tables and diagrams, it cuts right to the chase with fast-paced, easy-to-absorb 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, up-to-date examples

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A plain-English 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 easy-to-understand reference to this often-challenging 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 easy-to-understand way

Whether you're confused by composites, baffled by biomolecules, or anything in between, Organic Chemistry II For Dummies gives you the help you need--in plain English

Synopsis:

The pain-free 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 plain-English 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.

  • It's all about numbers — get the lowdown on numbers — rational and irrational, integers, and positive and negative

  • Factor in the fun — discover the easy way to figure out working with prime numbers, factoring, and distributing

  • Don't hate, equate! — get a handle on the most common equations you'll encounter in algebra, from basic linear problems to the quadratic formula and everything in between

  • Resolve to solve — learn how to solve linear and quadratic equations, keep equations balanced, and check your work

  • Put it to use — find out how to apply algebra to tackle measurements, formulas, story problems, and graphs

Open the book and find:

  • Plain-English explanations of "algebra speak"

  • How to figure out fractions and deal with decimals

  • Guidance on working with exponents and radicals

  • The rules of divisibility

  • The standard quadratic expression

  • When to use FOIL and unFOIL

  • Special cases for factoring

  • The ground rules for solving equations

  • How to put the Pythagorean theorem to work

Learn to:

  • Understand algebra

  • Solve complex problems

  • Find the solution every time

  • Increase your understanding of how algebra works

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 plain-English, easy-to-follow guidance you need to get the right solution every time!

Now with 25% new and revised content, this easy-to-understand 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 brush-up your skills, Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you friendly and comprehensible guidance on this often difficult-to-grasp subject.

About the Author

Mary 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 Contents

Introduction 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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470559642
Author:
Sterling, Mary Jane
Publisher:
For Dummies
Subject:
Algebra - General
Subject:
Algebra
Subject:
Mathematics - Algebra
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
20100524
Binding:
Online electronic file accessible through online networks
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.20x7.40x.85 in. 1.24 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The pain-free 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 plain-English 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.

  • It's all about numbers — get the lowdown on numbers — rational and irrational, integers, and positive and negative

  • Factor in the fun — discover the easy way to figure out working with prime numbers, factoring, and distributing

  • Don't hate, equate! — get a handle on the most common equations you'll encounter in algebra, from basic linear problems to the quadratic formula and everything in between

  • Resolve to solve — learn how to solve linear and quadratic equations, keep equations balanced, and check your work

  • Put it to use — find out how to apply algebra to tackle measurements, formulas, story problems, and graphs

Open the book and find:

  • Plain-English explanations of "algebra speak"

  • How to figure out fractions and deal with decimals

  • Guidance on working with exponents and radicals

  • The rules of divisibility

  • The standard quadratic expression

  • When to use FOIL and unFOIL

  • Special cases for factoring

  • The ground rules for solving equations

  • How to put the Pythagorean theorem to work

Learn to:

  • Understand algebra

  • Solve complex problems

  • Find the solution every time

  • Increase your understanding of how algebra works

"Synopsis" by , 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 plain-English, easy-to-follow guidance you need to get the right solution every time!

Now with 25% new and revised content, this easy-to-understand 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 brush-up your skills, Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you friendly and comprehensible guidance on this often difficult-to-grasp subject.

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