# Bob Miller's Algebra for the Clueless, 2nd edition

McGraw Hill Professional, Aug 8, 2010 - Mathematics - 240 pages

A is for Algebra-and that's the grade you'll pull when you use Bob Miller's simple guide to the math course every college-bound kid must take

With eight books and more than 30 years of hard-core classroom experience, Bob Miller is the frustrated student's best friend. He breaks down the complexities of every problem into easy-to-understand pieces that any math-phobe can understand-and this fully updated second edition of Bob Miller's Algebra for the Clueless covers everything a you need to know to excel in Algebra I and II.

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### Contents

 Chapter 1 Natural Numbers and Introductory Terms 1 Chapter 2 Integers Plus More 23 Chapter 3 FirstDegree Equations 35 Why So Many Students Have Problems on the SAT 47 Chapter 5 Factoring 63 Chapter 6 Algebraic Fractions 91 Chapter 7 Radicals and Exponents 113 Chapter 8 Quadratics 145
 Chapter 10 Odds and Ends 195 Chapter 11 Miscellaneous Miscellany 229 Appendix 1 Fractions Decimals Percents and Graphs 247 Appendix 2 Sets 265 Acknowledgments 269 In His Own Words 271 Index 273 Copyright

 Chapter 9 Points Lines and Planes 157

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Page 140 - Thus, two complex numbers are equal if and only if their real parts are equal and their imaginary parts are equal.
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Page 139 - A complex number is any number of the form a + bi, where a and b are real numbers and i is a number such that г2 = — 1.
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