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Basic Math and Pre-Algebra For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Mark Zegarelli

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Part IV

Picturing and Measuring — Graphs, Measures, Stats, and Sets

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In this part…

  • Represent very large and very small numbers with scientific notation
  • Weigh and measure with both the English and metric systems
  • Understand basic geometry, including points, lines, and angles, plus basic shapes and solids
  • Present math info visually, using bar graphs, pie charts, line graphs, and the xy-graph
  • Solve word problems involving measurement and geometry
  • Answer real-world questions with statistics and probability
  • Get familiar with some basic set theory, including union and intersection

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