# Bob Miller's Basic Math and Pre-Algebra for the Clueless

McGraw Hill Professional, Jun 25, 2002 - Mathematics - 160 pages

Bob Miller's fail-safe methodology helps students grasp basic math and pre-algebra

All of the courses in the junior high, high school, and college mathematics curriculum require a thorough grounding in the fundamentals, principles, and techniques of basic math and pre-algebra, yet many students have difficulty grasping the necessary concepts. Utilizing the author's acclaimed and patented fail-safe methodology for making mathematics easy to understand, Bob Miller's Basic Math and Pre-Algebra for the Clueless enhances students' facility in these techniques and in understanding the basics.

This valuable new addition to Bob Miller's Clueless series provides students with the reassuring help they need to master these fundamental techniques, gives them a solid understanding of how basic mathematics works, and prepares them to perform well in any further mathematics courses they take.

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### Contents

 CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTORY TERMS 1 CHAPTER 2 INTEGERS PLUS 17 CHAPTER 3 FRACTIONS WITH A TASTE OF DECIMALS 31 CHAPTER 4 FIRSTDEGREE EQUATIONS 47 GRAPHING POINTS AND LINES SLOPE EQUATION OF A LINE 57 CHAPTER 6 RATIOS PROPORTIONS AND PERCENTAGES 67 CHAPTER 7 SOME BASICS ABOUT GEOMETRY AND SOME GEOMETRIC PROBLEMS WITH WORDS 71 CHAPTER 8 TRIANGLES SQUARE ROOTS AND GOOD OLD PYTHAGORAS 79
 CHATPER 10 SECURING THE PERIMETER AND AREAL SEARCH OF TRIANGLES AND QUADRILATERALS 95 CHAPTER 11 ALL ABOUT CIRCLES 103 CHATPER 12 VOLUMES AND SURFACE AREA IN 3D 109 CHAPTER 13 RIGHT ANGLE TRIGONOMETRY HOW THE PYRAMIDS WERE BUILT 115 CHAPTER 14 MISCELLANEOUS 125 SCIENTIFIC NOTATION 152 INDEX 155 ABOUT BOB MILLER IN HIS OWN WORDS 159

 CHAPTER 9 RECTANGLES SQUARES AND OUR OTHER FOUR SIDED FRIENDS 91