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Table of contents
 Cover Page
 Title Page
 Copyright
 About the Author
 Dedication
 Contents at a Glance
 Table of Contents
 Introduction

Part I: The Questions
 Chapter 1: Signing on with Signed Numbers

Chapter 2: Recognizing Algebraic Properties and Notation
 The Problems You'll Work On
 What to Watch Out For
 Applying Traditional Grouping Symbols
 Introducing Some NonTraditional Grouping Symbols
 Distributing Multiplication over Addition and Subtraction
 Associating Terms Differently with the Associative Property
 Rearranging with the Commutative Property
 Applying More Than One Property to an Expression
 Chapter 3: Working with Fractions and Decimals
 Chapter 4: Making Exponential Expressions and Operations More Compatible
 Chapter 5: Raking in Radicals
 Chapter 6: Creating More UserFriendly Algebraic Expressions

Chapter 7: Multiplying by One or More Terms
 The Problems You'll Work On
 What to Watch Out For
 Distributing One Term Over Sums and Differences
 Distributing Using Division
 Multiplying Binomials Using Distributing
 Multiplying Binomials Using FOIL
 Distributing Binomials Over Trinomials
 Squaring Binomials
 Raising Binomials to the Third Power
 Using Pascal's Triangle
 Finding Special Products of Binomials and Trinomials
 Chapter 8: Dividing Algebraic Expressions
 Chapter 9: Factoring Basics
 Chapter 10: Factoring Binomials
 Chapter 11: Factoring Quadratic Trinomials
 Chapter 12: Other Factoring Techniques
 Chapter 13: Solving Linear Equations

Chapter 14: Taking on Quadratic Equations
 The Problems You'll Work On
 What to Watch Out For
 Applying the Square Root Rule to Quadratic Equations
 Solving Quadratic Equations Using Factoring
 Applying the Quadratic Formula to Quadratic Equations
 Completing the Square to Solve Quadratic Equations
 Writing Complex Numbers in the Standard a + bi Form
 Finding Complex Solutions Using the Quadratic Formula
 Chapter 15: Solving Polynomials with Powers Three and Higher
 Chapter 16: Reining in Radical and Absolute Value Equations

Chapter 17: Making Inequalities More Fair
 The Problems You'll Work On
 What to Watch Out For
 Performing Operations on Inequalities
 Writing Inequalities Using Interval Notation
 Changing Interval Notation to Inequality Notation
 Solving Linear Inequalities
 Taking on Compound Inequalities
 Solving Quadratic Inequalities
 Finding Solutions of Nonlinear Inequalities
 Rewriting and Solving Absolute Value Inequalities
 Delving into Complex Inequalities

Chapter 18: Using Established Formulas
 The Problems You'll Work On
 What to Watch Out For
 Getting Interested in Interest Problems
 Heating It Up with Temperature Problems
 Adding up Natural Numbers
 Going the Distance with the Distance Formula
 Getting the Inside Scoop with Sums of Interior Angles
 Averaging Out the Numbers
 Summing the Squares of Numbers
 Finding the Terms of a Sequence
 Adding the Terms in an Arithmetic Sequence
 Using the Formula for the Sum of Cubes
 Compounding the Problems Involving Compound Interest

Chapter 19: Using Formulas in Geometric Story Problems
 The Problems You'll Work On
 What to Watch Out For
 Working around the Perimeter of Rectangles
 Using the Area Formula for a Trapezoid
 Tackling Area and Perimeter of a Square
 Solving Problems Using the Perimeter of a Triangle
 Working with the Area and Perimeter of a Rectangle
 Using the Formula for the Area of a Hexagon
 Getting Pythagoras Involved in the Area of a Triangle
 Making Use of the Volume of a Box
 Working with the Volume of a Cylinder
 Changing Radians to Degrees and Degrees to Radians
 Determining the Height of an Object
 Working with Heron's Formula for the Area of a Triangle
 Chapter 20: Tackling Traditional Story Problems

Chapter 21: Graphing Basics
 The Problems You'll Work On
 What to Watch Out For
 Plotting Points on the Coordinate System
 Determining the Quadrant of a Point
 Finding the Intercepts of a Line
 Calculating the slope of a line from two points
 Determining a Line's Slope from Its Equation
 Sketching the Graph of a Line from Its Equation
 Sketching Lines Using Two Points

Chapter 22: Using the Algebra of Lines
 The Problems You'll Work On
 What to Watch Out For
 Writing Equations of Lines Using the Slope and a Point
 Writing the Equation of a Line Using Two Points
 Dealing with Slopes of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
 Finding Equations of Lines Parallel or Perpendicular to One Given
 Computing the Distance Between Points
 Determining the Midpoint
 Chapter 23: Other Graphing Topics
 Part II: The Answers
 Index
Product information
 Title: Algebra I: 1,001 Practice Problems For Dummies
 Author(s):
 Release date: May 2013
 Publisher(s): For Dummies
 ISBN: 9781118446713
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