Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For DummiesBasic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293637) was previously published as Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781118791981). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.
Whether you're a student preparing to take algebra or a parent who wants or needs to brush up on basic math, this fun, friendly guide has the tools you need to get in gear. From positive, negative, and whole numbers to fractions, decimals, and percents, you'll build necessary math skills to tackle more advanced topics, such as imaginary numbers, variables, and algebraic equations.
Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies takes the intimidation out of tricky operations and helps you get ready for algebra! |
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Contents
Introduction 1 | 3 |
Playing the Numbers Game | 11 |
Its All in the Fingers Numbers and Digits | 23 |
The Big Four Addition Subtraction Multiplication and Division | 29 |
Getting a Handle on Whole Numbers | 47 |
A Question of Values Evaluating Arithmetic Expressions | 63 |
Say What? Turning Words into Numbers | 75 |
Divisibility | 87 |
Picturing and Measuring Graphs Measures | 195 |
Condensing Numbers | 197 |
How Much Have You Got? Weights and Measures | 205 |
Picture This Basic Geometry | 217 |
and Volume | 227 |
Seeing Is Believing Graphing as | 239 |
Solving Geometry and Measurement Word Problems | 247 |
Figuring Your Chances Statistics and Probability | 259 |
Fabulous Factors and Marvelous Multiples | 95 |
Parts of the Whole Fractions Decimals | 109 |
Fooling with Fractions | 111 |
Parting Ways Fractions and the Big Four Operations | 125 |
Dallying with Decimals | 149 |
Playing with Percents | 171 |
Word Problems with Fractions Decimals and Percents | 183 |
Handling Percent Increases and Decreases in Word Problems | 191 |
Setting Things Up with Basic Set Theory | 271 |
Algebraic Equations | 299 |
Putting Mr X to Work Algebra | 311 |
THE PART OF TENS | 321 |
Ten Important Number Sets to Know | 329 |
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