Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd EditionISBN: 9780470559642
384 pages
May 2010

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 plainEnglish, easytofollow guidance you need to get the right solution every time!
Now with 25% new and revised content, this easytounderstand 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 brushup your skills, Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you friendly and comprehensible guidance on this often difficulttograsp 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
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