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Basic Math and Pre-Algebra for Dummies, 2nd Edition


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Introduction 1 Part 1: Getting Started with Basic Math and Pre-Algebra 5 CHAPTER 1: Playing the Numbers Game 7 CHAPTER 2: It s All in the Fingers: Numbers and Digits 23 CHAPTER 3: The Big Four: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division 29 Part 2: Getting a Handle on Whole Numbers 47 CHAPTER 4: Putting the Big Four Operations to Work 49 CHAPTER 5: A Question of Values: Evaluating Arithmetic Expressions 63 CHAPTER 6: Say What? Turning Words into Numbers 75 CHAPTER 7: Divisibility 87 CHAPTER 8: Fabulous Factors and Marvelous Multiples 95 Part 3: Parts of the Whole: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents 109 CHAPTER 9: Fooling with Fractions 111 CHAPTER 10: Parting Ways: Fractions and the Big Four Operations 125 CHAPTER 11: Dallying with Decimals 149 CHAPTER 12: Playing with Percents 171 CHAPTER 13: Word Problems with Fractions, Decimals, and Percents 183 Part 4: Picturing and Measuring Graphs, Measures, Stats, and Sets 195 CHAPTER 14: A Perfect Ten: Condensing Numbers with Scientific Notation 197 CHAPTER 15: How Much Have You Got? Weights and Measures 205 CHAPTER 16: Picture This: Basic Geometry 217 CHAPTER 17: Seeing Is Believing: Graphing as a Visual Tool 239 CHAPTER 18: Solving Geometry and Measurement Word Problems 247 CHAPTER 19: Figuring Your Chances: Statistics and Probability 259 CHAPTER 20: Setting Things Up with Basic Set Theory 271 Part 5: The X-Files: Introduction to Algebra 279 CHAPTER 21: Enter Mr X: Algebra and Algebraic Expressions 281 CHAPTER 22: Unmasking Mr X: Algebraic Equations 299 CHAPTER 23: Putting Mr X to Work: Algebra Word Problems 311 Part 6: The Part of Tens 321 CHAPTER 24: Ten Little Math Demons That Trip People Up 323 CHAPTER 25: Ten Important Number Sets to Know 329 Index 337

About the Author

Mark Zegarelli is the author of many successful For Dummies titles on math, logic, and test prep topics. He holds degrees in both English and math from Rutgers University and is the founder of SimpleStep Learning, an educational website (https://simplestep.co).

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