## Forgotten Algebra: A Self-teaching Refresher CourseThis self-teaching refresher course is exactly what you need if you are going on to higher math courses, or if you need a brush-up before taking such tests as SAT I, GRE, or GMAT. Each work unit starts with definitions. Topics covered include first-degree equations, fractional and literal equations, positive integral exponents, negative exponents, binomials, polynomials, quadratic equations, and more. The book is filled with problems and answers to provide you with extensive drill and review. Book jacket. |

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### Contents

Preface | 4 |

Some Important Definitions Grouping Symbols and Their Removal and Simplifying Expressions | 7 |

Solving FirstDegree Equations | 14 |

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able to simplify absolute value additional practice algebraic angle Answer axis of symmetry binomial collect like terms common monomial factor complex fraction coordinates satisfy curve opens Definition denominator division Drooyan and Wooton equal sign equation in standard EXAMPLE 11 EXAMPLE 3 Solve EXAMPLE 9 EXERCISES Solve first-degree inequalities FOIL method fractional equation fractional exponents graph grouping symbols integers isosceles right triangle laws of exponents Leithold length Lial and Miller linear equation log2 log3 logarithm negative exponents negative number number line opposite the 60 ordered pair original equation Parabola opens polynomial positive number practice is needed Problem 1 Solve procedure Pythagorean theorem quadratic equation quadratic formula real numbers real solution Recall Rees Remember remove parentheses Rewrite satisfy the equation second-degree equation side opposite signed numbers Solve the equation square root standard form Substitute back Subtract system of equations Transpose trinomial variable x-axis zero