Author(s): Mary Jane Sterling
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 per cent 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. It includes revised and updated examples and practice problems. It provides explanations and practical examples that mirror today's teaching methods. Other titles by Sterling include "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. Part I: Starting Off with the Basics. Chapter 1: Assembling Your Tools. Chapter 2: Assigning Signs: Positive and Negative Numbers. Chapter 3: Figuring Out Fractions and Dealing with Decimals. Chapter 4: Exploring Exponents and Raising Radicals. Chapter 5: Doing Operations in Order and Checking Your Answers. Part II: Figuring Out Factoring. Chapter 6: Working with Numbers in Their Prime. Chapter 7: Sharing the Fun: Distribution. Chapter 8: Getting to First Base with Factoring. Chapter 9: Getting the Second Degree. Chapter 10: Factoring Special Cases. Part III: Working Equations. Chapter 11: Establishing Ground Rules for Solving Equations. Chapter 12: Solving Linear Equations. Chapter 13: Taking a Crack at Quadratic Equations. Chapter 14: Distinguishing Equations with Distinctive Powers. Chapter 15: Rectifying Inequalities. Part IV: Applying Algebra. Chapter 16: Taking Measure with Formulas. Chapter 17: Formulating for Profi t and Pleasure. Chapter 18: Sorting Out Story Problems. Chapter 19: Going Visual: Graphing. Chapter 20: Lining Up Graphs of Lines. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: The Ten Best Ways to Avoid Pitfalls. Chapter 22: The Ten Most Famous Equations. Index.