Algebra : for dummies


    • Sterling, Mary Jane


Algebra : for dummies

by Mary Jane Sterling

(--For dummies)

Wiley Publishing, c2010-2015

2nd ed

  • 1 : pbk
  • 2 : pbk

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Pages, 1: xiv, 368 p. -- 2:

Includes index



1 : pbk ISBN 9780470559642


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.


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

2 : pbk ISBN 9781119090625


Your complete guide to acing Algebra II Do quadratic equations make you queasy? Does the mere thought of logarithms make you feel lethargic? You're not alone! Algebra can induce anxiety in the best of us, especially for the masses that have never counted math as their forte. But here's the good news: you no longer have to suffer through statistics, sequences, and series alone. Algebra II For Dummies takes the fear out of this math course and gives you easy-to-follow, friendly guidance on everything you'll encounter in the classroom and arms you with the skills and confidence you need to score high at exam time. Gone are the days that Algebra II is a subject that only the serious 'math' students need to worry about. Now, as the concepts and material covered in a typical Algebra II course are consistently popping up on standardized tests like the SAT and ACT, the demand for advanced guidance on this subject has never been more urgent. Thankfully, this new edition of Algebra II For Dummies answers the call with a friendly and accessible approach to this often-intimidating subject, offering you a closer look at exponentials, graphing inequalities, and other topics in a way you can understand. * Examine exponentials like a pro * Find out how to graph inequalities * Go beyond your Algebra I knowledge * Ace your Algebra II exams with ease Whether you're looking to increase your score on a standardized test or simply succeed in your Algebra II course, this friendly guide makes it possible.


Introduction 1 Part I: Homing in on Basic Solutions 5 Chapter 1: Going Beyond Beginning Algebra 7 Chapter 2: Toeing the Straight Line: Linear Equations 21 Chapter 3: Conquering Quadratic Equations 35 Chapter 4: Rooting Out the Rational, Radical, and Negative 55 Chapter 5: Graphing Your Way to the Good Life 73 Part II: Facing Off with Functions 95 Chapter 6: Formulating Function Facts 97 Chapter 7: Sketching and Interpreting Quadratic Functions 115 Chapter 8: Staying Ahead of the Curves: Polynomials 133 Chapter 9: Reasoning with Rational Functions 157 Chapter 10: Exposing Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 177 Part III: Conquering Conics and Systems of Equations 203 Chapter 11: Cutting Up Conic Sections 205 Chapter 12: Solving Systems of Linear Equations 229 Chapter 13: Solving Systems of Nonlinear Equations and Inequalities 253 Part IV: Shifting into High Gear with Advanced Concepts 273 Chapter 14: Simplifying Complex Numbers in a Complex World 275 Chapter 15: Making Moves with Matrices 289 Chapter 16: Making a List: Sequences and Series 311 Chapter 17: Everything You Wanted to Know about Sets 333 Part V: The Part of Tens 359 Chapter 18: Ten Multiplication Tricks 361 Chapter 19: Ten Special Types of Numbers 369 Index 373

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