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Algebra Workbook for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Publisher Comments:

From signed numbers to story problems — calculate equations with ease

Got a grasp on the terms and concepts you need to know, but get lost halfway through a problem or worse yet, not know where to begin? No fear — this hands-on-guide focuses on helping you solve the many types of algebra problems you encounter in a focused, step-by-step manner. With just enough refresher explanations before each set of problems, you'll sharpen your skills and improve your performance. You'll see how to work with fractions, exponents, factoring, linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, graphs, and more!

100s of Problems!

  • Step-by-step answer sets clearly identify where you went wrong (or right) with a problem
  • The inside scoop on operating and factoring
  • Know where to begin and how to solve the most common equations
  • How to use algebra in practical applications with confidence

Synopsis:

Problem topics can include improper numbers, grouping symbols, using proportions, rationalizing fractions, multiplying and factoring expressions, solving linear and quadratic equations, working with inequalities, and using formulas in story problems.

About the Author

Mary Jane Sterling is also the author of Algebra For Dummies, Trigonometry For Dummies, Algebra I CliffsStudySolver, and Algebra II CliffsStudySolver. She taught junior high and high school math for many years before beginning her current 25-years-and-counting tenure at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Mary Jane especially enjoys working with future teachers and trying out new technology.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting a Grip on Basic Concepts.

Chapter 1: Signing On with Signed Numbers.

Chapter 2: Making Use of Algebraic Properties.

Chapter 3: Working with Fractions.

Chapter 4: Discovering Exponents.

Chapter 5: Taming the Radicals.

Chapter 6: Keeping It Simple for Algebraic Expressions.

Part II: Operating and Factoring.

Chapter 7: Using Special Rules for Multiplying Expressions.

Chapter 8: Doing Long Division to Simplify Algebraic Expressions.

Chapter 9: Factoring Algebraic Expressions.

Chapter 10: Two at a Time with Factoring.

Chapter 11: Factoring Trinomials and Other Expressions.

Part III: Stirring Up Solutions.

Chapter 12: Putting It on the Line: Solving Linear Equations.

Chapter 13: Solving Quadratic Equations.

Chapter 14: Yielding to Higher Powers.

Chapter 15: Solving Radical and Absolute Value Equations.

Chapter 16: Working with Inequalities.

Part IV: Applying Your Skills to Solve Story Problems and Graphs.

Chapter 17: Figuring Out Formulas.

Chapter 18: Applying Formulas to Basic Story Problems.

Chapter 19: Comparing Things in Story Problems.

Chapter 20: Weighing In on Quality and Quantity Story Problems.

Chapter 21: Getting to the Point with Graphing.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid ’Em.

Chapter 23: Ten Quick Tips to Make Algebra a Breeze.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764584671
Author:
Sterling, Mary Jane
Publisher:
For Dummies
Subject:
Algebra
Subject:
Algebra - General
Subject:
Mathematics - Algebra
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
20050603
Binding:
Online electronic file accessible through online networks
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
10.05x8.07x.75 in. .98 lbs.

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