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Pre-algebra demystified

Author: Allan G Bluman
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2011.
Series: '">McGraw-Hill "Demystified" series.
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From the Back Cover: Take the anxiety out of pre-algebra. In Pre-Algebra Demystified, experienced math instructor Allan Bluman provides an effective, anxiety-soothing, and totally painless way to master the math fundamentals so crucial to college, but so difficult for the math-impaired and anxious. With Pre-Algebra Demystified, you master the subject one simple step at a time -- at your own speed. This unique  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan G Bluman
ISBN: 9780071742528 0071742522
OCLC Number: 651071086
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 334 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Chapter 1: Whole Numbers --
Naming numbers --
Rounding numbers --
Addition of whole numbers --
Subtraction of whole numbers --
Multiplication of whole numbers --
Division of whole numbers --
Word problems --
Quiz --
Chapter 2: Integers --
Basic concepts --
Order --
Addition of integers --
Subtraction of integers --
Addition and subtraction --
Multiplication of integers --
Division of integers --
Exponents --
Order of operations --
Quiz --
Chapter 3: Fractions: Part 1 --
Basic concepts --
Reducing fractions --
Changing fractions to higher terms --
Changing improper fractions to mixed numbers --
Changing mixed numbers to improper fractions --
Quiz --
Chapter 4: Fractions: Part 2 --
Finding common denominators --
Addition of fractions --
Addition of mixed numbers --
Subtraction of fractions --
Subtraction of mixed numbers --
Principles of borrowing --
Multiplication of fractions --
Multiplication of mixed numbers --
Division of fractions --
Division of mixed numbers --
Word problems --
Comparing fractions --
Operations with positive and negative fractions --
Quiz --
Chapter 5: Decimals --
Naming decimals --
Rounding decimals --
Addition of decimals --
Subtraction of decimals --
Multiplication of decimals --
Division of decimals --
Comparing decimals --
Word problems --
Changing fractions to decimals --
Changing decimals to fractions --
Fractions and decimals --
Operations with positive and negative decimals --
Quiz --
Chapter 6: Percent --
Basic concepts --
Changing percents to decimals --
Changing decimals to percents --
Changing fractions to percents --
Changing percents to fractions --
Three types of percent problems --
Word problems --
Quiz --
Chapter 7: Expressions And Equations --
Basic concepts --
Evaluating algebraic expressions --
Distributive property --
Combining like terms --
Removing parentheses and combining like terms --
Formulas --
Solving simple equations --
Solving equations using two principles --
Solving more difficult equations --
Algebraic representation of statements --
Word problems --
Solving percent problems using equations --
Quiz --
Chapter 8: Ratio And Proportion --
Ratio --
Proportion --
Word problems --
Solving percent problems using proportions --
Quiz --
Chapter 9: Informal Geometry --
Geometric figures --
Perimeter --
Area --
Volume --
Word problems --
Square roots --
Pythagorean theorem --
Quiz --
Chapter 10: Measurement --
Basic concepts --
Measures of length --
Measures of weight --
Measures of capacity --
Measure of time --
Word problems --
Quiz --
Chapter 11: Graphing --
Rectangular coordinate plane --
Plotting points --
Linear equations --
Graphing lines --
Horizontal and vertical lines --
Intercepts --
Slope --
Solving a system of linear equations --
Quiz --
Chapter 12: Operations with monomials and polynomials --
Monomials and polynomials --
Addition of polynomials --
Subtraction of polynomials --
Multiplication of monomials --
Raising a monomial to a power --
Multiplication of a polynomial by a monomial --
Multiplication of two binomials --
Squaring a binomial --
Multiplication of two polynomials --
Division of monomials --
Division of a polynomial by a monomial --
Quiz --
Final exam --
Answers to quizzes and final exam --
Appendix: Overcoming mat anxiety --
Index.
Series Title: McGraw-Hill "Demystified" series.
Responsibility: Allan G. Bluman.

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