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Let this friendly guide show you the easy way to tackle algebra. You'll get plain-English explanations of the basics-- and the tougher stuff-- in terms you can understand.

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Part 1: Starting Off With The Basics
1. Assembling Your Tools
2. Assigning Signs: Positive And Negative Numbers
3. Figuring Out Fractions And Dealing With Decimals
4. Exploring Exponents And Raising Radicals
5. Doing Operations In Order And Checking Your Answers
6. Prepping For Operations
Part 2: Figuring Out Factoring
7. Working With Numbers In Their Prime
8. Sharing The Fun: Distributing
9. Factoring In The First Degree
10. Getting The Second Degree
11. Factoring Special Cases
Part 3: Working Equations
12. Lining Up For Linear Equations
13. Solving Linear Equations
14. Taking A Crack At Quadratic Equations
15. Distinguishing Equations With Distinctive Powers
16. Fixing Inequalities
Part 4: Applying Algebra
17. Making Formulas Behave
18. Sorting Out Story Problems
19. Going Visual: Graphing
Part 5: The Part Of Tens
20. The Ten Most Common Errors
21. Ten Ways To Factor A Polynomial
22. Ten Divisibility Rules
23. Ten Tips For Dealing With Story Problems
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I dedicate this book to my husband, Ted, and my three children - Jon, Jim and Jane - for their love, support, and contributions. They constantly either come up with suggestions for my writing or get themselves into interesting situations that I can write about. I also dedicate the book to two teachers, Catherine Kay and Alba Biagini, who are responsible for the professions path I've taken. And, finally, I dedicate th book to my nephew, Timothy, for his continuing demonstrations of courage and faith.
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Let me introduce you to Algebra.
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Let this friendly guide show you the easy way to tackle algebra. You'll get plain-English explanations of the basics-- and the tougher stuff-- in terms you can understand.

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The Pain Free way to ace Algebra I

Does the word polynomial make your hair stand on end? Let this friendly guide show you the easy way to tackle algebra. You'll get plain-0English explanations of the basics - and the tougher stuff - in terms you can understand.
Whether you want to brush upon your math skills or help your children with their homework, this book gives you power - to the nth degree.

It's all about numbers - get the lowdown on numbers - rational and irrational, integers, and positive and negative.

Factor the fun - discover the easy way to figure out working with prime numbers, factoring, and distributing.

Don't hate, equate! - get a handle on the most common equations you'll encounter in algebra, from basic linear problems to the quadratic formula and everything in between.

Resolve to solve - learn how to solve linear and quadratic equations, keep equations balanced, and check your work.

Put it to use - find out how to apply algebra to tackle measurements, formulas, story problems and graphs
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