Basic Math and Pre-Algebra For Dummies

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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.

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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
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About the author (2016)

Mark Zegarelli is the author of many successful For Dummies titles on math, logic, and test prep topics. He holds degrees in both English and math from Rutgers University and is the founder of SimpleStep Learning, an educational website (https://simplestep.co).

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