Algebra Demystified

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August 22, 2002


Electronic book text, 349 pages


0071412107 / 9780071412100

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Whether you want to learn more about algebra, refresh your skills, or improve your classroom performance, Algebra Demystified is the perfect shortcut.

Knowing algebra gives you a better choice of jobs, helps you perform better in science, computing, and math courses, ups your score on competitive exams, and improves your ability to do daily computations. And there's no faster or more painless way to master the subject than Algebra Demystified! Entertaining author and experienced teacher Rhonda Huettenmueller provides all the math background you need and uses practical examples, real data, and a totally different approach to life the "myst" from algebra.

With Algebra Demystified, you master algebra one simple step at a time--at your own speed. Unlike most books on the subject, general concepts are presented first --and the details follow. In order to make the process as clear and simple as possible, long computations are presented in a logical, layered progression with just one execution per step.


  • Questions at the end of every chapter and section to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses
  • A 100-questions final exam for self-assessment
  • An intensive focus on word problems and fractions--help where it's most often needed
  • Detailed examples and solutions

Table of contents

Preface CHAPTER 1: Fractions CHAPTER 2: Introduction to Variables CHAPTER 3: Decimals CHAPTER 4: Negative Numbers CHAPTER 5: Exponents and Roots CHAPTER 6: Factoring CHAPTER 7: Linear Equations CHAPTER 8: Linear Applications CHAPTER 9: Linear Inequalities CHAPTER 10: Quadratic Equations CHAPTER 11: Quadratic Applications Appendix Final Review Index

Author comments

Rhonda Huettenmueller has taught mathematics at the college level for over 10 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. She received her Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of North Texas.

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