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For students who break out in a cold sweat at the mention of any math subject, Painless Algebra is a way to relax and learn without pain. The author's approach eliminates confusion by taking math details one at a time and transforming algebra into a subject everybody can master--and even enjoy! Painless Algebra is an ideal self-teaching text for middle-school students who need more help than they're getting in the classroom. It also makes fine preparation for those taking SAT, ACT and other tests where questions include math problems. A user-friendly introductory chapter gives meanings in simple English for algebraic terms, instructs on the correct order of operations when solving a problem, and outlines numbers properties and systems. Following chapters cover integers, equations with one variable, inequalities, systems of equations, exponents, roots and radicals, and quadratic equations. Each chapter contains fun-to-solve "brain tickler" problems, with answers.

### Table of Contents

Introduction | p. v |

Chapter 1 A Painless Beginning | p. 1 |

Mathematical Operations | p. 5 |

Zero | p. 16 |

Order of Operations | p. 19 |

Properties of Numbers | p. 24 |

Number Systems | p. 28 |

Chapter 2 The Integers | p. 35 |

What Are the Integers? | p. 37 |

Which Is Greater? | p. 42 |

Adding Integers | p. 46 |

Subtracting Integers | p. 50 |

Multiplying Integers | p. 55 |

Dividing Integers | p. 58 |

What Sign Is the Answer? | p. 61 |

Word Problems | p. 63 |

Chapter 3 Solving Equations with One Variable | p. 69 |

Defining the Terms | p. 71 |

Solving Equations | p. 73 |

Solving More Equations | p. 83 |

Word Problems | p. 90 |

Chapter 4 Solving Inequalities | p. 101 |

Graphing Inequalities | p. 107 |

Solving Inequalities | p. 113 |

Word Problems | p. 122 |

Chapter 5 Exponents | p. 131 |

Multiplying Exponents with Coefficients | p. 138 |

Adding and Subtracting Exponential Expressions | p. 141 |

Multiplying Exponential Expressions | p. 144 |

Dividing Exponential Expressions | p. 147 |

Raising to a Power | p. 150 |

Negative Exponents | p. 152 |

Word Problems | p. 156 |

Chapter 6 Roots and Radicals | p. 163 |

Square Roots | p. 165 |

Cube Roots and Higher | p. 169 |

Negative Radicands | p. 174 |

Radical Expressions | p. 178 |

Word Problems | p. 197 |

Chapter 7 Quadratic Equations | p. 205 |

Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring | p. 214 |

The Quadratic Formula | p. 236 |

Word Problems | p. 245 |

Chapter 8 Solving Systems of Equations | p. 251 |

Solving Linear Equations by Addition or Subtraction | p. 254 |

Solving Linear Equations by Substitution | p. 267 |

Solving Linear Equations by Graphing | p. 272 |

Word Problems | p. 286 |