The Algebra Guide covers algebra in all its various forms (and disguises) on the GRE. Master fundamental techniques and nuanced strategies to help you solve for unknown variables of every type.
Each chapter builds comprehensive content understanding by providing rules, strategies and in-depth examples of how the GRE tests a given topic and how you can respond accurately and quickly. The Guide contains 290+ questions: “Check Your Skills” questions in the chapters that test your understanding as you go and “In-Action” problems of increasing difficulty, all with detailed answer explanations.
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Table of Contents
EQUATIONS: The Order of Operations (PEMDAS) | Solving for a Variable with One Equation | Solving for Variables with Two Equations | Subtraction of Expressions | Fraction Bars as Grouping Symbols | Appendix: Multiplication and Long Division
QUADRATIC EQUATIONS: Identifying Quadratic Equations | Distributing | Factoring | Factoring Quadratic Equations | Solving Quadratic Equations | Using FOIL with Square Roots | One Solution Quadratics | Zero in the Denominator: Undefined | The Three Special Products
INEQUALITIES & ABSOLUTE VALUES: Introduction to Inequalities | Solving Inequalities | Absolute Value — The Distance from Zero | Putting Them Together: Inequalities and Absolute Values | Manipulating Compound Inequalities | Using Extreme Values | Optimization Problems | Summary of Inequalities Techniques
FORMULAS: Plug In Formulas | Strange Symbol Formulas | Formulas with Unspecified Amounts | Sequence Formulas | Sequence Problems | Sequences and Patterns
DRILL SETS: Algebra Drill Sets
APPENDIX: 2011 CHANGES 2011 Changes to the GRE Quant | Multiple Choice: Select One or More Answer Choices | Numeric Entry | Using the Calculator | 2011 Format Math Questions