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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 confusingor 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 lighthearted approach to their subjects, often employing humor, and always presenting funlearning exercises that include puzzles, games, and challenging "Brain Tickler" problems to solve. This title teaches basic algebra, exponents and roots, equations and inequalities, and polynomials.
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Table of Contents:
Introduction
 Chapter One: Rational Numbers
Rational Numbers
Writing Fractions as Decimals
Writing Decimals as Fractions
Comparing and Ordering Fractions and Decimals
Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Multiplying Fractions
Dividing Fractions
Brain Ticklers—The Answers
 Chapter Two: Basic Algebra
Properties of Numbers
Order of Operations
Writing Expressions
Evaluating Expressions
OneStep Equations
Brain Ticklers—The Answers
 Chapter Three: Ratios and Proportions
Ratio, Rate, Unit Rate
Calculating Unit Rate
Proportions
Proportion Word Problems
Metric Conversions
Customary Conversions
Similar Figures
Brain Ticklers—The Answers
 Chapter Four: Percents
Discount and Sale Price
Tax
Interest
Percent Increase and Decrease
Brain Ticklers—The Answers
 Chapter Five: Integers
Graphing Points
What Are Integers?
Comparing and Ordering Integers
Absolute Value and Opposites
Adding Integers
Subtracting Integers
Multiplying and Dividing Integers
Order of Operations with Integers
OneStep Equations with Integers
Brain Ticklers—The Answers
 Chapter Six: Exponents and Roots
Exponents
Properties of Exponents
Negative Exponents
Scientific Notation
Squares and Square Roots
Estimating Square Roots
The Real Number System
Brain Ticklers—The Answers
 Chapter Seven: Multistep Equations
and Inequalities
TwoStep Equations
Combining Like Terms
The Distributive Property
Multistep Equations
Variables on Both Sides
Inequalities
OneStep Inequalities by Multiplying or Dividing
Brain Ticklers—The Answers
 Chapter Eight: Linear Equations
Graphing a Line Using a Table of Values
Graphing Horizontal and Vertical Lines
x and y Intercepts
Slope
SlopeIntercept Form of a Line
Graphing Using the SlopeIntercept
Writing the Equation of a Line
Systems of Equations
Brain Ticklers—The Answers
 Chapter Nine: Polynomials
Polynomials
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Multiplying Polynomials by a Monomial
Multiplying Binomials
Dividing a Polynomial by a Monomial
GCF
Factoring Trinomials
Brain Ticklers—The Answers
 Index
(0764145886)
Paperback / 264 Pages / 6 x 9 / 2011
