Painless Algebra

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Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects as they are taught on middle school and high school levels. These books are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing--or in many cases, just plain boring. Barron's Painless Series authors' main goal is to clear up students' confusion and perk up their interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which they can put each subject to practical use. Most of these books take a ...
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Overview


Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects as they are taught on middle school and high school levels. These books are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing--or in many cases, just plain boring. Barron's Painless Series authors' main goal is to clear up students' confusion and perk up their interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which they can put each subject to practical use. Most of these books take a light-hearted approach to their subjects, often employing humor, and always presenting fun-learning exercises that include puzzles, games, and challenging "Brain Tickler" problems to solve. This title defines algebraic terms, shows how to avoid pitfalls in calculation, presents painless methods for understanding and graphing equations, and makes problem-solving fun.

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Introduces the language, number systems, integers, and different types of problems of algebra, including variables, quadratic equations, exponents, roots, and radicals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764147159
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Painless Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 116,478
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction
  • Chapter One: A Painless Beginning

Mathematical Operations

Zero

Order of Operations

Properties of Numbers

Number Systems

  • Chapter Two: The Integers

What Are the Integers?

Which Is Greater?

Adding Integers

Subtracting Integers

Multiplying Integers

Dividing Integers

What Sign Does the Answer Have?

Word Problems

  • Chapter Three: Solving Equations with

One Variable

Defining the Terms

Solving Equations

Solving More Equations

Word Problems

  • Chapter Four: Solving Inequalities

Graphing Inequalities

Solving Inequalities

Word Problems

  • Chapter Five: Graphing Linear Equations

and Inequalities

Graphing Points

Graphing Lines by Plotting Points

Graphing Horizontal and Vertical Lines

Slope of a Line

Finding the Equation of a Line

Graphing Using Slope-Intercept Method

Graphing Inequalities

  • Chapter Six: Solving Systems of

Equations and Inequalities

Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Addition

or Subtraction

Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution

Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing

Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities by Graphing

Word Problems

  • Chapter Seven: Exponents

Multiplying Exponents with Coefficients

Adding and Subtracting Exponential Expressions

Multiplying Exponential Expressions

Dividing Exponential Expressions

Raising to a Power

Negative Exponents

Word Problems

  • Chapter Eight: Roots and Radicals

Square Roots

Cube Roots and Higher

Negative Radicands

Radical Expressions

Word Problems

  • Chapter Nine: Quadratic Equations

Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring

The Quadratic Formula

Word Problems

  • Index
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