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

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Part V

The X-Files: Introduction to Algebra

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webextras.eps For more info on simplifying algebraic expressions and to discover a trick that makes factoring quadratic polynomials easy, go to www.dummies.com/extras/basicmathandprealgebra.

In this part…

  • Evaluate, simplify, and factor algebraic expressions
  • Keep algebraic equations balanced and solve them by isolating the variable
  • Use algebra to solve word problems too difficult to solve with just arithmetic

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