CHAPTER2

Polish Up Your Algebra Skills

In This Chapter

  • Creating linear equations
  • The properties of exponents
  • Factoring polynomials
  • Solving quadratic equations

If you are an aspiring calculus student, somewhere in your past you probably had to do battle with the beast called algebra. Not many people have positive memories associated with their algebraic experiences, and I am no different. Forget the fact that I was a math major, a calculus teacher, and even took my calculator to bed with me when I was young (a true but very sad story). I hated algebra for many reasons, not the least of which was that I felt I could never keep up with it. Every ...

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