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3rd Edition Lynette Long, Ph.D.  All books by this author
Painless Series  All books in this series
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 defines algebraic terms, shows how to avoid pitfalls in calculation, presents painless methods for understanding and graphing equations, and makes problemsolving fun.
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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 SlopeIntercept 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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Paperback / 304 Pages / 6 x 9 / 2011
