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# Algebra I Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-10204-6
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312 pages
July 2011
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Down to the Nitty-Gritty on Basic Operations 7

Chapter 1: Deciphering Signs in Numbers 9

Chapter 2: Incorporating Algebraic Properties 19

Chapter 3: Making Fractions and Decimals Behave 27

Chapter 4: Exploring Exponents 47

Chapter 5: Taming Rampaging Radicals 57

Chapter 6: Simplifying Algebraic Expressions 69

Part II: Changing the Format of Expressions 79

Chapter 7: Specializing in Multiplication Matters 81

Chapter 8: Dividing the Long Way to Simplify Algebraic Expressions 93

Chapter 9: Figuring on Factoring 105

Chapter 10: Taking the Bite Out of Binomial Factoring 113

Chapter 11: Factoring Trinomials and Special Polynomials 119

Part III: Seek and Ye Shall Find. . .Solutions 135

Chapter 12: Lining Up Linear Equations 137

Chapter 13: Muscling Up to Quadratic Equations 155

Chapter 14: Yielding to Higher Powers 169

Chapter 15: Reeling in Radical and Absolute Value Equations 181

Chapter 16: Getting Even with Inequalities 191

Part IV: Solving Story Problems and Sketching Graphs 205

Chapter 17: Facing Up to Formulas 207

Chapter 18: Making Formulas Work in Basic Story Problems 221

Chapter 19: Relating Values in Story Problems 235

Chapter 20: Measuring Up with Quality and Quantity Story Problems 245

Chapter 21: Getting a Handle on Graphing 257

Part V: The Part of Tens 285

Chapter 22: Ten Common Errors That Get Noticed 287

Chapter 23: Ten Quick Tips to Make Algebra a Breeze 291

Index 295

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