# Complete Idiot's Guide to Algebra

## Algebra

ch01s01 encountering-expressions

ch01s02 introducing-variables

ch01s03 translating-words-into-math

ch01s04 behold-power-exponents

ch01s06 dastardly-distribution

ch01s07 get-operations-order

ch01s08 evaluating-expressions

ch02s01 solving-basic-equations

ch02s02 maintaining-balance

ch02s03 equations-with-multiple-steps

ch02s04 absolute-value-equations

ch03s01 graphing-linear-equations

ch03s02 climb-aboard-coordinate-plane

ch03s03 sketching-line-graphs

ch03s04 its-slippery-slope

ch03s05 kinky-absolute-value-graphs

ch04s01 cooking-up-linear-equations

ch04s02 point-slope-form

ch04s03 slope-intercept-form

ch04s05 standard-form-line

ch04s06 tricky-linear-equations

ch05s01 linear-inequalities

ch05s02 equations-vs-inequalities

ch05s03 solving-basic-inequalities

ch05s04 inequality-mood-swing

ch05s05 graphing-solutions

ch05s06 compound-inequalities

ch05s08 graphing-linear-inequalities

ch06s01 introducing-polynomials

ch06s02 classifying-polynomials

ch06s03 adding-subtracting-polynomials

ch06s04 multiplying-polynomials

ch06s05 dividing-polynomials

ch07s01 factoring-polynomials

ch07s02 greatest-common-factors

ch07s03 factoring-by-grouping

ch07s04 special-factoring-patterns

ch07s06 factoring-with-bomb-method

ch08s01 wrestling-with-radicals

ch08s02 introducing-radical-sign

ch08s03 simplifying-radical-expressions

ch08s04 unleashing-radical-powers

ch08s05 radical-operations

ch08s06 solving-radical-equations

ch08s07 when-things-get-complex

ch09s01 quadratic-equations-inequalities

ch09s02 solving-quadratics-by-factoring

ch09s03 completing-square

ch09s04 quadratic-formula

ch09s05 all-signs-point-to-discriminant

ch10s01 rational-expressions

ch10s02 simplifying-rational-expressions

ch10s03 combining-rational-expressions

ch10s04 multiplying-dividing-rationally

ch10s05 encountering-complex-fractions

ch11s01 rational-equations-inequalities

ch11s02 solving-rational-equations

ch11s03 proportions-cross-multiplying

ch11s04 investigating-variation

ch11s05 solving-rational-inequalities

ch12s01 whipping-word-problems

ch12s02 interest-problems

ch12s03 area-volume-problems

ch12s04 speed-distance-problems

ch12s05 mixture-combination-problems

Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Algebra © 2004 by W. Michael Kelley. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with **Alpha Books**, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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