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

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### Contents

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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 |

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.

Page 131 - A number is divisible by 4 if the last two digits are divisible by 4.

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.

Page 176 - Following this procedure to get the value of y, we multiply the first equation by 4 and the second equation by -3...

Page 204 - From (e) and (/) it follows that, if A is less than B, and B is less than C, then A is less than C...

Page 130 - In the number, 3456, 56 is divisible by 4, so the original number is divisible by 4. 5 If a number ends in 5 or 0, it is divisible by 5.

Page 11 - More than 90°, less than 180° 180° Complementary angles Two angles whose sum is 90° Supplementary angles Two angles whose sum is 180°...