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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Algebra

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"Just the facts (and figures) to understanding algebra."
"The Complete Idiot's Guide to Algebra" has been updated to include easier-to-read graphs and additional practice problems. It covers variations of standard problems that will assist students with their algebra courses, along with all the basic concepts, including linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, expon
ebook, 2nd Edition, 336 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Alpha Books (first published July 3rd 2004)
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Stephen Hayes
When I was 11 years old I went to high school and started Algebra. A couple of weeks after the beginning of the school term I was sick, and missed about 3 days' classes, and must have missed something vital, because I never managed to catch up. In maths exams I did well in geometry, was mediocre in arthmetic and trigonometry (mainly because of careless mistakes) but very poor in algebra. So when I saw this book in the library, I thought it might be an opportunity to see what I had missed.

I foun
I used the book as a refresher to prepare for the GRE. It should be noted that I'm terrible at math, am easily confused by it, and hate it as a result.

That being said, I rather liked this book, at least as much as a person like me can like a math book. The examples were pretty easy to follow, and there were a fair number of practice problems to work. The tone could go either way. I can see how people might find it condescending, but being as bad in math as I am I found the tone reassuring, espe
Great self study guide- if not a little condescending. Still- get's the job done.
Jennifer seaton
need to brush up on my skills!! have to take a placement test.
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