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

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McGraw Hill Professional, Aug 8, 2010 - Mathematics - 240 pages
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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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About the author (2010)

Bob Miller was a lecturer in mathematics at City College of New York for more than 30 years. The author of seven “Clueless” instructional books, he is now much in-demand as a mathematics tutor in New Jersey.

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