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Algebra Workbook For Dummies

Algebra Workbook For Dummies 



  • Mary Jane Sterling


  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies (June 3, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764584677
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764584671
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds


Book Description

Problem topics can include improper numbers, grouping symbols, using proportions, rationalizing fractions, multiplying and factoring expressions, solving linear and quadratic equations, working with inequalities, and using formulas in story problems. 

From the Back Cover

From signed numbers to story problems — calculate equations with ease

Got a grasp on the terms and concepts you need to know, but get lost halfway through a problem or worse yet, not know where to begin? No fear — this hands-on-guide focuses on helping you solve the many types of algebra problems you encounter in a focused, step-by-step manner. With just enough refresher explanations before each set of problems, you’ll sharpen your skills and improve your performance. You’ll see how to work with fractions, exponents, factoring, linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, graphs, and more!

100s of Problems!

  • Step-by-step answer sets clearly identify where you went wrong (or right) with a problem
  • The inside scoop on operating and factoring
  • Know where to begin and how to solve the most common equations
  • How to use algebra in practical applications with confidence 

About the Author(s)

Mary Jane Sterling is also the author of Algebra For Dummies, Trigonometry For Dummies, Algebra I CliffsStudySolver, and Algebra II CliffsStudySolver. She taught junior high and high school math for many years before beginning her current 25-years-and-counting tenure at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Mary Jane especially enjoys working with future teachers and trying out new technology. 


Going Back to College…, September 13, 2006

I’m 35 and studying for a COMPASS test (college entrance exam for those who never took the ACT/SAT). I failed Algebra in High School, skipped classes alot, and remembered absolutely nothing, but I have a good head for numbers and logic, so I’ve found myself able to understand most of the concepts in this book so far. If you have no head for numbers, or feel that you aren’t good with logic problems/eyeballing math questions, then you may want to also purchase the "Algebra For Dummies", as this book only *briefly* goes into each concept.

Also, as a side note: please don’t give an item a review of 1 star simply because another dealer fell through on delivery: it can mislead people who just look at the overall rating of a product. 🙂