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#### Publisher Comments

*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 teaches basic algebra, exponents and roots, equations and inequalities, and polynomials.

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#### Synopsis

** Really. This won't hurt at all . . . **

** The thought of having to learn pre-algebra once turned brave students into cowards . . . but no more! **

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FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

### Table of Contents

**Chapter One: Rational Numbers**

Rational Numbers

Writing Fractions as Decimals

Writing Decimals as Fractions

Comparing and Ordering Fractions and Decimals

Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Multiplying Fractions

Dividing Fractions

Brain Ticklers--The Answers

**Chapter Two: Basic Algebra**

Properties of Numbers

Order of Operations

Writing Expressions

Evaluating Expressions

One-Step Equations

Brain Ticklers--The Answers

**Chapter Three: Ratios and Proportions**

Ratio, Rate, Unit Rate

Calculating Unit Rate

Proportions

Proportion Word Problems

Metric Conversions

Customary Conversions

Similar Figures

Brain Ticklers--The Answers

**Chapter Four: Percents**

Discount and Sale Price

Tax

Interest

Percent Increase and Decrease

Brain Ticklers--The Answers

**Chapter Five: Integers**

Graphing Points

What Are Integers?

Comparing and Ordering Integers

Absolute Value and Opposites

Adding Integers

Subtracting Integers

Multiplying and Dividing Integers

Order of Operations with Integers

One-Step Equations with Integers

Brain Ticklers--The Answers

**Chapter Six: Exponents and Roots**

Exponents

Properties of Exponents

Negative Exponents

Scientific Notation

Squares and Square Roots

Estimating Square Roots

The Real Number System

Brain Ticklers--The Answers

**Chapter Seven: Multistep Equations**

and Inequalities

Two-Step Equations

Combining Like Terms

The Distributive Property

Multistep Equations

Variables on Both Sides

Inequalities

One-Step Inequalities by Multiplying or Dividing

Brain Ticklers--The Answers

**Chapter Eight: Linear Equations**

Graphing a Line Using a Table of Values

Graphing Horizontal and Vertical Lines

x- and y- Intercepts

Slope

Slope-Intercept Form of a Line

Graphing Using the Slope-Intercept

Writing the Equation of a Line

Systems of Equations

Brain Ticklers--The Answers

**Chapter Nine: Polynomials**

Polynomials

Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

Multiplying Polynomials by a Monomial

Multiplying Binomials

Dividing a Polynomial by a Monomial

GCF

Factoring Trinomials

Brain Ticklers--The Answers

**Index**

### Product Details

- ISBN:
- 9780764145889
- Binding:
- Trade Paperback
- Publication date:
- 08/01/2011
- Publisher:
- BARRONS EDUCATIONAL SERIES
- Pages:
- 254
- Height:
- 9.00
- Width:
- 6.00
- Thickness:
- .50
- Grade Range:
- General/trade
- Author:
- Subject:
- Study guide
- Subject:
- Pre-algebra