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    DescriptionWhen you have the right math teacher, learning math can be painless and even fun! Let Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies teach you how to overcome your fear of math and approach the subject correctly and directly. A lot of the topics that probably inspired fear before will seem simple when you realize that you can solve math problems, from basic addition to algebraic equations. Lots of students feel they got lost somewhere between learning to count to ten and their first day in an algebra class, but help is here! Begin with basic topics like interpreting patterns, navigating the number line, rounding numbers, and estimating answers. You will learn and review the basics of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Do remainders make you nervous? You'll find an easy and painless way to understand long division. Discover how to apply the commutative, associative, and distributive properties, and finally understand basic geometry and algebra. Find out how to:* Properly use negative numbers, units, inequalities, exponents, square roots, and absolute value* Round numbers and estimate answers* Solve problems with fractions, decimals, and percentages* Navigate basic geometry* Complete algebraic expressions and equations* Understand statistics and sets* Uncover the mystery of FOILing* Answer sample questions and check your answers Complete with lists of ten alternative numeral and number systems, ten curious types of numbers, and ten geometric solids to cut and fold, Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies will demystify math and help you start solving problems in no time!

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    Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies
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    By (author) Mark Zegarelli
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 312
    Width: 202 mm
    Height: 250 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    ISBN 13: 9780470288177
    ISBN 10: 0470288175

    BIC E4L: MAT
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.9T
    DC22: 510
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: PB
    B&T General Subject: 710
    DC22: 510.76
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26200
    Abridged Dewey: 510
    Ingram Subject Code: MA
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    B&T Approval Code: A51010000, A51200000
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    BISAC V2.8: MAT004000, MAT002000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MAT000000
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    LC classification: QA39.3.Z44 B37 2008
    Thema V1.0: PB
    Illustrations note
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Ltd
    Publication date
    02 September 2008
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    Author Information
    Mark Zegarelli is a math tutor and writer, as well as the author of Logic For Dummies. He holds degrees in math and English from Rutgers University.
    Back cover copy
    Get the confidence and the math skills you need to get started with algebra!Are you about to jump into algebra? This easy-to-follow, hands-on workbook helps you brush up on your general math skills and practice the types of problems you'll encounter in your coursework. You get plenty of work space, step-by-step solutions to every problem, and expert tips on making the leap from arithmetic to algebra.100s of Problems!Detailed, fully worked-out solutions to problemsThe inside scoop on converting fractions, decimals, and percentsThe tips and tricks you need to solve basic algebra problems
    Table of contents
    Introduction. Part I: Back to Basics with Basic Math. Chapter 1: We've Got Your Numbers. Chapter 2: Smooth Operators: Working with the Big Four Operations. Chapter 3: Getting Down with Negative Numbers. Chapter 4: It's Just an Expression. Chapter 5: Dividing Attention: Divisibility, Factors, and Multiples. Part II: Slicing Things Up: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents. Chapter 6: Fractions Are a Piece of Cake. Chapter 7: Fractions and the Big Four. Chapter 8: Getting to the Point with Decimals. Chapter 9: Playing the Percentages. Part III: A Giant Step Forward: Intermediate Topics. Chapter 10: Seeking a Higher Power through Scientific Notation. Chapter 11: Weighty Questions on Weights and Measures. Chapter 12: Shaping Up with Geometry. Chapter 13: Getting Graphic: Cartesian Graphs. Part IV: The X Factor: Introducing Algebra. Chapter 14: Expressing Yourself with Algebraic Expressions. Chapter 15: Finding the Right Balance: Solving Algebraic Equations. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 16: Ten Alternative Numeral and Number Systems. Chapter 17: Ten Curious Types of Numbers. Index.