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Title:
Algebra demystified
Author:
Huettenmueller, Rhonda.
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Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xi, 441 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
"A self-teaching guide"--Cover.

Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780071389938
Format :
Book

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MASTER ONE LIFE'S MOST USEFUL SKILLS--EVEN IF YOU'VE NEVER BEEN GOOD AT MATHKnowing algebra gives you a better choice of jobs, helps you perform better in science, computing, and math courses, ups your score on competitive exams, and improves your ability to do daily computations. And there's no faster or more painless way to master the subject than "Algebra Demystified! Entertaining author and experienced teacher Rhonda Huettenmueller provides all the math background you need and uses practical examples, real data, and a totally different approach to life the "myst" from algebra. With "Algebra Demystified, you master algebra one simple step at a time--at your own speed. Unlike most books on the subject, general concepts are presented first --and the details follow. In order to make the process as clear and simple as possible, long computations are presented in a logical, layered progression with just one execution per step. THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND SELF-TEACHING TEXT OFFERS: * Questions at the end of every chapter and section to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses * A 100-questions final exam for self-assessment * An intensive focus on word problems and fractions--help where it's most often needed * "Detailed examples and solutions Whether you want to learn more about algebra, refresh your skills, or improve your classroom performance, "Algebra Demystified is the perfect shortcut.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Chapter 1 Fractionsp. 1
Chapter 2 Introduction to Variablesp. 37
Chapter 3 Decimalsp. 55
Chapter 4 Negative Numbersp. 65
Chapter 5 Exponents and Rootsp. 79
Chapter 6 Factoringp. 113
Chapter 7 Linear Equationsp. 163
Chapter 8 Linear Applicationsp. 197
Chapter 9 Linear Inequalitiesp. 285
Chapter 10 Quadratic Equationsp. 319
Chapter 11 Quadratic Applicationsp. 353
Appendixp. 417
Final Reviewp. 423
Indexp. 437