Algebra DeMYSTiFieD / Edition 2

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Overview

Your SOLUTION to mastering ALGEBRA!

Trying to tackle algebra but nothing's adding up? No problem! Factor in Algebra Demystified, Second Edition and multiply your chances of learning this important branch of mathematics.

Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide covers fractions, variables, decimals, negative numbers, exponents, roots, and factoring. Techniques for solving linear and quadratic equations and applications are discussed in detail. Clear examples, concise explanations, and worked problems with complete solutions make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning.

It's a no-brainer! You'll learn how to:

  • Translate English sentences into mathematical symbols
  • Write the negative of numbers and variables
  • Factor expressions
  • Use the distributive property to expand expressions
  • Solve applied problems

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Algebra Demystified, Second Edition helps you master this essential math subject. It's also the perfect resource for preparing you for higher level math classes and college placement tests.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071743617
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/10/2010
  • Series: Demystified Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 197,477
  • Product dimensions: 7.64 (w) x 11.66 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Rhonda Huettenmueller, Ph.D., has taught mathematics at the college level for more than 15 years. Popular with students for her ability to make higher math understandable and even enjoyable, she incorporates many of her teaching techniques in this book. Huettenmueller is the author of several highly successful Demystified titles.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. FractionsChapter 2. Introduction to VariablesChapter 3. DecimalsChapter 4. Negative NumbersChapter 5. Exponents and RootsChapter 6. Factoring and the Distributive Property; Chapter 7. Linear EquationsChapter 8. Linear ApplicationsChapter 9. Linear InequalitiesChapter 10. Quadratic EquationsChapter 11. Quadratic Applications; Final Exam; Answers to Quizzes and Final Exam; Appendix; Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2005

    absolutely phenomenal

    I am a father who challenged his 5th grade son to take on algebra. My son attends a private school in Westchester and is way above average amongst his peers however in no way is he on the level of a 9th grader. For us chapters 1,3,and 4 were useless because they respectively covered fractions, decimals, and negative numbers. The preceding topics were thoroughly familiar to my son thus unnecessary and should be to anyone who is looking to begin algebra. We began our endeavor 1/05 and it is now 6/05 and we have completed chapters 2 and 5-7 and my son has a complete understanding of all the covered topics. The topics we covered thus far were variables, exponents and roots, factoring (quadratics and many other aspects of factoring), and linear equations. Each topic is put in such a step by step fashion that it could almost be miscontrued as repetitive. It is so thought out that anyone who knows all their basic math (+,-,*,/,percents,decimals,fractions)can ease through this book. At first when I looked ahead to Exponents and roots, factoring and quadratics I thought it might be a challenge that was above us, I took one step at a time and my boy eased through it. Now I find myself looking ahead to chapter 8 (word problems), at this time it looks like a mountain to climb but I am comforted with the fact that when I looked ahead to roots I had thoughts that I might have to skip that section but on the contrary he took to it like a fish to water. I'd like to thank the author for this wonderfully thought out book and would certainly recommend this book for beginners and for review. I will write my final assessment of this book upon completion of chapters 8-11.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2011

    Recommended If you haven't been out of school long !!!

    As someone who's headed back to college after a long absence, I bought this book hoping to refresh relatively quickly to get the math out of the way. Not with this book. This book is somewhat vague in it's approach in that it spend enough time filling in and reinforcing whatever blanks you may have. If you're like me, and you need TRUE demysitfication, pick up one of the other workbooks.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2006

    Good For Beginners

    I am just beginning an advanced algebra course, and this book is outrageously insightful! Not only for those who have learned it, but FANTASTIC FOR BEGINNERS!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2006

    Not for beginners - Good for improving Algebra

    I bought this book hoping it was going to help understand algebra better. This book has no explaination... just figure it out as you go along. If you do not understand Algebra - do not buy this book. If you have some knowledge of Algebra and would like to improve on solving problems.. This is the book for you. This book helped me practice my algebra.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2005

    The best of it's kind!!

    This book is great for people who want to refresh their skills or for those who just don't have a clue what to do. By the end of the book you will be happy that you took the time to read it and learn it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2005

    instant gratification

    I've tried tons of algebra books and i think this is the one that meet my needs- refresh my algebra memory! The best part about it to me is that it walks you through every step, has practice questions right after the examples and gives you the answers immediately after the practice questions.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    i am very comfortable when i solve this book

    i am very comfortable when i solve this book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2007

    awesome

    this book is awesome!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2002

    Not for beginners

    If you are using this book, you should have already taken Algebra, and are looking for a refresher. It's a good refresher with lots and lots of examples and practice problems, but the explanations leave a lot to be desired, and some are just plain confusing. The cartoon on the front of the book is intesting, as the equation has an error in it, and had I spotted it while perusing the book I probably would have been reluctant to buy it. However, I didn't find a lot of errors in the book itself. If you are reviewing, then this could be a good book, but if you have no Algebra background, this is not the book for you.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 15, 2012

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    Okay daddy anything for you *she smiles*

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    Posted August 14, 2012

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