In This Chapter
Applying order of operations and algebraic properties
Using FOIL and other products
Solving linear and absolute value equations
Dealing with inequalities
The nice thing about the rules in algebra is that they apply no matter what level of mathematics or what area of math you’re studying. Everyone follows the same rules, so you find a nice consistency and orderliness. In this chapter, I discuss and use the basic rules to prepare you for the topics that show up in Algebra II.
The order of operations in mathematics deals with what comes first (much like the chicken and the egg). When faced with multiple operations, this order tells you the proper course of action.
Special groupings ...