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Introduction. Chapter 1: Arming Yourself with Math Basics. Chapter 2: Evaluating Arithmetic Expressions. Chapter 3: Say What? Making Sense of Word Problems. Chapter 4: Figuring Out Fractions. Chapter 5: Deciphering Decimals. Chapter 6: Puzzling Out Percents. Chapter 7: Fraction, Decimal, and Percent Word Problems. Chapter 8: Using Variables in Algebraic Expressions. Chapter 9: X's Secret Identity: Solving Algebraic Equations. Chapter 10: Decoding Algebra Word Problems. Chapter 11: Geometry: Perimeter, Area, Surface Area, and Volume. Chapter 12: Picture It! Graphing Information. Chapter 13: Ten Essential Math Concepts. Index.