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In this section you'll find study materials for algebra help. Use the links below to find the area of algebra you're looking for help with. Each study guide comes complete with an explanation, example problems, and practice problems with solutions to help you learn algebra.

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  • 31.

    Factoring to Reduce Fractions Help

    Factor to Reduce Fractions Among factoring’s many uses is in reducing fractions. If the numerator’s terms and the denominator’s terms have common factors, factor them then cancel. It might not be necessary to factor the ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 32.

    Factoring Quadratic Polynomials Help

    Factoring Quadratic Polynomials in Two Steps We will now work in the opposite direction—factoring. First we will factor quadratic polynomials, expressions of the form ax

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 33.

    Algebra Factoring Practice Test

    Review the following concepts if needed: Distributing Multiplication over Addition and Subtraction Help

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 34.

    Linear Equations Help

    Introduction to Linear Equations Now we can use the tools we have developed to solve equations. Up to now, we have rewritten expressions and added fractions. This chapter is mostly concerned with linear equations. In a linear equation, ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 35.

    Decimals in Linear Equations Help

    Solving Equations with Decimals Because decimal numbers are fractions in disguise, the same trick can be used to “clear the decimal” in equations with decimal numbers. Count the largest number of digits behind each decimal point ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 36.

    Linear Equations Given as Formulas Help

    Introduction to Linear Equations Given as Formulas At times math students are given a formula like I = Prt and asked to solve for one of the variables; that is, to isolate that particular variable on one side of the equation. ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 37.

    Conversion of Rational Expressions into Linear Expressions Help

    Converting Rational Expressions to Linear Expressions Some equations are almost linear equations; after one or more steps these equations become linear equations. In this section, we will be converting rational expressions (one quantity ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 38.

    Algebra Linear Equations Practice Test

    Review the following concepts if needed: Linear Equations Help Decimals in Linear Equations Help ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 39.

    Work Problems Help

    Introduction to Work Problems Work problems are another staple of algebra courses. A work problem is normally stated as two workers (two people, machines, hoses, drains, etc.) working together and working separately to complete a task. Often ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 40.

    Distance Problems Help

    Distance, Rate, and Time Another common word problem type is the distance problem, sometimes called the uniform rate problem. The underlying formula is d = rt (distance equals rate times time). From d = rt , ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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