Algebra I All-in-One For Dummies
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Calculus lets you find lengths and areas that involve curves by zooming into the curve until it appears to be a straight line. Once you have a straight line, you can use algebra's slope formula to learn something about the curve. This process of finding limits then allows you to make calculations about the larger curve.

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Mary Jane Sterling taught algebra, business calculus, geometry, and finite mathematics at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, for more than 30 years. She is the author of several For Dummies books, including Algebra Workbook For Dummies, Algebra II For Dummies, and Algebra II Workbook For Dummies.

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