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Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-28817-7
312 pages
September 2008
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Introduction 1

Part I: Back to Basics with Basic Math 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 107

Chapter 8: Getting to the Point with Decimals 141

Chapter 9: Playing the Percentages 163

Part III: A Giant Step Forward: Intermediate Topics 175

Chapter 10: Seeking a Higher Power through Scientific Notation 177

Chapter 11: Weighty Questions on Weights and Measures 187

Chapter 12: Shaping Up with Geometry 201

Chapter 13: Getting Graphic: Cartesian Graphs 221

Part IV: The X Factor: Introducing Algebra 233

Chapter 14: Expressing Yourself with Algebraic Expressions 235

Chapter 15: Finding the Right Balance: Solving Algebraic Equations 255

Part V: The Part of Tens 271

Chapter 16: Ten Alternative Numeral and Number Systems 273

Chapter 17: Ten Curious Types of Numbers 281

Index 287

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