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Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-82806-9
312 pages
February 2014
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Basic Math and Pre-Algebra 5

Chapter 1: We’ve Got Your Numbers 7

Chapter 2: Smooth Operators: Working with the Big Four Operations 23

Chapter 3: Getting Down with Negative Numbers 37

Chapter 4: It’s Just an Expression 49

Chapter 5: Dividing Attention: Divisibility, Factors, and Multiples 69

Part II: Slicing Things Up: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents 89

Chapter 6: Fractions Are a Piece of Cake 91

Chapter 7: Fractions and the Big Four 109

Chapter 8: Getting to the Point with Decimals 143

Chapter 9: Playing the Percentages 165

Part III: A Giant Step Forward: Intermediate Topics 177

Chapter 10: Seeking a Higher Power through Scientific Notation 179

Chapter 11: Weighty Questions on Weights and Measures 189

Chapter 12: Shaping Up with Geometry 203

Chapter 13: Getting Graphic: Xy-Graphs 223

Part IV: The X Factor: Introducing Algebra 235

Chapter 14: Expressing Yourself with Algebraic Expressions 237

Chapter 15: Finding the Right Balance: Solving Algebraic Equations 257

Part V: The Part of Tens 273

Chapter 16: Ten Alternative Numeral and Number Systems 275

Chapter 17: Ten Curious Types of Numbers 283

Index 289

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