# Basic Math & Pre-Algebra All-in-One For Dummies (+ Chapter Quizzes Online)

1. Edition June 2022

624 Pages, Softcover*Wiley & Sons Ltd*

**978-1-119-86708-1**

Absolutely everything you need to get ready for Algebra

Scared of square roots? Suspicious of powers of ten? You're not alone. Plenty of school-age students and adult learners don't care for math. But, with the right guide, you can make math basics "click" for you too!

In Basic Math & Pre-Algebra All-in-One For Dummies, you'll find everything you need to be successful in your next math class and tackle basic math tasks in the real world. Whether you're trying to get a handle on pre-algebra before moving to the next grade or looking to get more comfortable with everyday math--such as tipping calculations or balancing your checkbook--this book walks you through every step--in plain English, and with clear explanations--to help you build a firm foundation in math.

You'll also get:

* Practice quizzes at the end of each chapter to test your comprehension and understanding

* A bonus online quiz for each chapter, with answer choices presented in multiple choice format

* A ton of explanations, examples, and practice problems that prepare you to tackle more advanced algebraic concepts

From the different categories of numbers to mathematical operations, fractions, percentages, roots and powers, and a short intro to algebraic expressions and equations, Basic Math & Pre-Algebra All-in-One For Dummies is an essential companion for anyone who wants to get a handle on the foundational math concepts that are the building blocks for Algebra and beyond.

Unit 1: Getting Started with Basic Math & Pre-Algebra 5

Chapter 1: Playing the Numbers Game 7

Chapter 2: The Big Four Operations 15

Unit 2: The Big Four Operations: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division 25

Chapter 3: Counting on Success: Numbers and Digits 27

Chapter 4: Staying Positive with Negative Numbers 37

Chapter 5: Putting the Big Four Operations to Work 55

Unit 3: Getting a Handle on Whole Numbers 75

Chapter 6: Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally: Evaluating Arithmetic Expressions with PEMDAS 77

Chapter 7: Turning Words into Numbers: Basic Math Word Problems 103

Chapter 8: Divisibility and Prime Numbers 127

Chapter 9: Divided Attention: Factors and Multiples 145

Unit 4: Fractions 161

Chapter 10: Understanding Fractions 163

Chapter 11: Fractions and the Big Four Operations 191

Chapter 12: Mixing Things Up with Mixed Numbers 213

Unit 5: Decimals and Percents 241

Chapter 13: Getting to the Point with Decimals 243

Chapter 14: Playing the Percentages 285

Chapter 15: Word Problems with Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages 307

Unit 6: Reaching the Summit: Advanced Pre-Algebra Topics 327

Chapter 16: Powers and Roots 329

Chapter 17: A Perfect Ten: Condensing Numbers with Scientific Notation 347

Chapter 18: How Much Have You Got? Weights and Measures 363

Chapter 19: Getting the Picture with Geometry 393

Chapter 20: Figuring Your Chances: Statistics and Probability 431

Chapter 21: Setting Things Up with Basic Set Theory 451

Unit 7: The X-Files: Introduction to Algebra 463

Chapter 22: Working with Algebraic Expressions 465

Chapter 23: Solving Algebraic Equations 499

Chapter 24: Tackling Algebra Word Problems 531

Chapter 25: Graphing Algebraic Equations 553

Index 583