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Algebra II Essentials For Dummies

Mary Jane Sterling

ISBN: 978-0-470-64916-9 April 2010 192 Pages


Passing grades in two years of algebra courses are required for high school graduation. Algebra II Essentials For Dummies covers key ideas from typical second-year Algebra coursework to help students get up to speed. Free of ramp-up material, Algebra II Essentials For Dummies sticks to the point, with content focused on key topics only. It provides discrete explanations of critical concepts taught in a typical Algebra II course, from polynomials, conics, and systems of equations to rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical algebra concepts as they help students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back into the classroom who just need a refresher of the core concepts.

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Introduction 1

Chapter 1: Making Advances in Algebra 5

Chapter 2: Lining Up Linear Equations 15

Chapter 3: Making Quick Work of Quadratic Equations 23

Chapter 4: Rolling Along with Rational and Radical Equations 35

Chapter 5: Forging Function Facts 47

Chapter 6: Graphing Linear and Quadratic Functions 61

Chapter 7: Pondering Polynomials 75

Chapter 8: Being Respectful of Rational Functions 91

Chapter 9: Examining Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 107

Chapter 10: Getting Creative with Conics 121

Chapter 11: Solving Systems of Equations 135

Chapter 12: Taking the Complexity Out of Complex Numbers 157

Chapter 13: Ten (Or So) Special Formulas 165

Index 171