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Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects as they are taught on middle school and high school levels. These books are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing--or in many cases, just plain boring. Barron's
Painless Series authors' main goal is to clear up students' confusion and perk up their interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which they can put each subject to practical use. Most of these books take a light-hearted approach to their subjects, often employing humor, and always presenting fun-learning exercises that include puzzles, games, and challenging "Brain Tickler" problems to solve. This title defines algebraic terms, shows how to avoid pitfalls in calculation, presents painless methods for understanding and graphing equations, and makes problem-solving fun.
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Synopsis
(back cover)
Really. This won't hurt at all . . .
The thought of having to learn algebra
once turned brave students into cowards . . . but no more!
THE PAIN VANISHES WHEN YOU TRANSFORM ALGEBRA PROBLEMS INTO FUN--
Learn how to solve fun number puzzles by using simple rules of algebra See how understanding algebra will help you figure out practical problems in everyday life Discover painless methods for understanding and graphing equations Test your learning progress with fun quizzes and "Brain Ticklers"
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FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Table of Contents
Introduction
Chapter One: A Painless BeginningMathematical Operations
Zero
Order of Operations
Properties of Numbers
Number Systems
Chapter Two: The IntegersWhat Are the Integers?
Which Is Greater?
Adding Integers
Subtracting Integers
Multiplying Integers
Dividing Integers
What Sign Does the Answer Have?
Word Problems
Chapter Three: Solving Equations withOne Variable
Defining the Terms
Solving Equations
Solving More Equations
Word Problems
Chapter Four: Solving InequalitiesGraphing Inequalities
Solving Inequalities
Word Problems
Chapter Five: Graphing Linear Equationsand Inequalities
Graphing Points
Graphing Lines by Plotting Points
Graphing Horizontal and Vertical Lines
Slope of a Line
Finding the Equation of a Line
Graphing Using Slope-Intercept Method
Graphing Inequalities
Chapter Six: Solving Systems ofEquations and Inequalities
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Addition
or Subtraction
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing
Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities by Graphing
Word Problems
Chapter Seven: ExponentsMultiplying Exponents with Coefficients
Adding and Subtracting Exponential Expressions
Multiplying Exponential Expressions
Dividing Exponential Expressions
Raising to a Power
Negative Exponents
Word Problems
Chapter Eight: Roots and RadicalsSquare Roots
Cube Roots and Higher
Negative Radicands
Radical Expressions
Word Problems
Chapter Nine: Quadratic EquationsSolving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
The Quadratic Formula
Word Problems
Index