# Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies

John Wiley & Sons, Jun 13, 2016 - Mathematics - 384 pages
Basic 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.

Tips for simplifying tricky basic math and pre-algebra operations

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.

• Explanations and practical examples that mirror today's teaching methods
• Relevant cultural vernacular and references
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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 Index 337 Basic Math PreAlgebra For Dummies 2nd Edition 338 Copyright