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Additional Physical Format: | Erscheint auch als: Zegarelli, Mark. U Can. Basic Math and Pre-Algebra For Dummies Druck-Ausgabe |
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Material Type: | Document, Internet resource |

Document Type: | Internet Resource, Computer File |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Mark Zegarelli |

ISBN: | 9781119067955 1119067952 9781119067948 1119067944 |

OCLC Number: | 932062881 |

Description: | 1 online resource : illustrations. |

Contents: | Title Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; Part I: Getting Started with Basic Math and Pre-Algebra; Chapter 1: Playing the Numbers Game; Inventing Numbers; Understanding Number Sequences; Four Important Sets of Numbers; Chapter 2: It's All in the Fingers: Numbers and Digits; Knowing Your Place Value; Close Enough for Rock 'n' Roll: Rounding and Estimating; Part II: Getting a Handle on Whole Numbers; Chapter 3: Putting the Big Four Operations to Work; The Big Four Operations; Switching Things Up with Inverse Operations and the Commutative Property. Getting with the In-Group: Parentheses and the Associative PropertyUnderstanding Where Negative Numbers Come From; Sign-Switching: Understanding Negation and Absolute Value; Addition and Subtraction with Negative Numbers; Knowing Signs of the Times (And Division) for Negative Numbers; Understanding Inequalities; Moving Beyond the Big Four: Exponents and Square Roots; Chapter 4: A Question of Values: Evaluating Arithmetic Expressions; Seeking Equality for All: Equations; Introducing Order of Operations; Bringing It All Together: The Order of Operations. Chapter 5: Say What? Turning Words into NumbersDispelling Two Myths about Word Problems; Solving Basic Word Problems; Solving More-Complex Word Problems; Chapter 6: Divisibility and Prime Numbers; Knowing the Divisibility Tricks; Identifying Prime and Composite Numbers; Chapter 7: Fabulous Factors and Marvelous Multiples; Knowing Six Ways to Say the Same Thing; Understanding Factors and Multiples; Finding Fabulous Factors; Generating a Number's Factors; Decomposing a Number into Its Prime Factors; Finding the Greatest Common Factor; Generating the Multiples of a Number. Finding the Least Common MultiplePart III: Parts of the Whole: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents; Chapter 8: Fooling with Fractions; Slicing a Cake into Fractions; Knowing the Fraction Facts of Life; Increasing and Reducing Terms of Fractions; Converting between Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers; Comparing Fractions with Cross-Multiplication; Working with Ratios and Proportions; Chapter 9: Parting Ways: Fractions and the Big Four Operations; Multiplying and Dividing Fractions; Adding and Subtracting Fractions with the Same Denominator; Taking It Away: Subtracting Fractions. Working Properly with Mixed NumbersChapter 10: Dallying with Decimals; Understanding Basic Decimal Stuff; Performing the Big Four with Decimals; Converting between Decimals and Fractions; Simple Decimal-Fraction Conversions; Chapter 11: Playing with Percents; Making Sense of Percents; Dealing with Percents Greater than 100%; Converting to and from Percents, Decimals, and Fractions; Converting Percents to Decimals; Changing Decimals to Percents; Switching from Percents to Fractions; Converting Fractions to Percents; Solving Percent Problems; Putting All the Percent Problems Together. |

Series Title: | For dummies |

Responsibility: | by Mark Zegarelli. |

### Abstract:

The fun and friendly guide to really understanding math U Can: Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies is the fun, friendly guide to making sense of math. It walks you through the "how" and "why" to help you master the crucial operations that underpin every math class you'll ever take.
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