Here you are, pencil in hand, ready to take on the challenges of working on Algebra II problems. How did you get here? Are you taking an Algebra II class and just not getting enough homework assigned? Or have you found a few gaps in the instruction and want to fill them in before you end up with a flood of questions? Maybe you’ve been away from algebra for a while and you want a review. Or perhaps you’re getting ready to tackle another mathematics course, such as Calculus. If you’re looking for some good-natured, clear explanations on how to do some standard and challenging algebra problems, then you’ve come to the right place.
I hope you can find everything you need in this book to practice the concepts of Algebra II. You’ll find some basic (to get you in the mood) and advanced algebra topics. But not all the basics are here — that’s where Algebra I comes in. The topics that aren’t here are referenced for your investigation or further study.
Calculus and other more-advanced math drive Algebra II. Algebra is the passport to studying calculus and trigonometry and number theory and geometry and all sorts of good mathematics and science. Algebra is basic, and the algebra here can help you grow in your skills and knowledge.
You don’t have to do the problems in this book in the order in which they’re presented. You can go to the topics you want or need and refer back to earlier problems if necessary. You can jump back and forth and up and down, if so ...