(back cover) PAINLESS Algebra Second Edition Really. This isn’t going to hurt at all . . . If you break out in a cold sweat at the very mention of algebra, this book will show you how to relax and master the subject without pain. The problems you now consider confusing are taken slowly, step by step. Simply follow the painless steps and soon you’ll wonder why you were ever confused in the first place! You start with integers, progress to simple equations with one variable, then move forward to gain a clear understanding of inequalities, systems of equations, exponents, and roots and radicals. Finally, you graduate to mastery of quadratic equations. Along the way, you’ll find fun-to-solve brain tickler” problems in every chapter. Each brain tickler” comes with an answer, but before you knot it, you’ll be figuring out all the answers for yourself. For Middle School and High School StudentsLong, Lynette is the author of 'Painless Algebra', published 2006 under ISBN 9780764134340 and ISBN 0764134345.