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# Basic Math and Pre-Algebra For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-13537-2
Paperback
384 pages
October 2007
US \$19.99

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Introduction.

Part I: Arming Yourself with the Basics of Basic Math.

Chapter 1: Playing the Numbers Game.

Chapter 2: It’s All in the Fingers — Numbers and Digits.

Chapter 3: The Big Four: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division.

Part II: Getting a Handle on Whole Numbers.

Chapter 4: Putting the Big Four Operations to Work.

Chapter 5: A Question of Values: Evaluating Arithmetic Expressions.

Chapter 6: Say What? Turning Words into Numbers.

Chapter 7: Divisibility.

Chapter 8: Fabulous Factors and Marvelous Multiples.

Part III: Parts of the Whole: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents.

Chapter 9: Fooling with Fractions.

Chapter 10: Parting Ways: Fractions and the Big Four Operations.

Chapter 11: Dallying with Decimals.

Chapter 12: Playing with Percents.

Chapter 13: Word Problems with Fractions, Decimals, and Percents.

Part IV: Picturing and Measuring — Graphs, Measures, Stats, and Sets.

Chapter 14: A Perfect Ten: Condensing Numbers with Scientific Notation.

Chapter 15: How Much Have You Got? Weights and Measures.

Chapter 16: Picture This: Basic Geometry.

Chapter 17: Seeing Is Believing: Graphing as a Visual Tool.

Chapter 18: Turning Geometry and Measurements into Word Problems.

Chapter 19: Figuring Your Chances: Statistics and Probability.

Chapter 20: Setting Things Up with Basic Set Theory.

Part V: The X-Files: Introduction to Algebra.

Chapter 21: Enter Mr. X: Algebra and Algebraic Expressions.

Chapter 22: Unmasking Mr. X: Algebraic Equations.

Chapter 23: Putting Mr. X to Work: Algebra Word Problems.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 24: Ten Key Math Concepts You Shouldn’t Ignore.

Chapter 25: Ten Important Number Sets You Should Know.

Index.

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