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are links to the individual Chapter 0 sections in the
Math 52 book, Elementary
Algebra, A First Course in Algebraic
Thinking, by Robert H. Prior
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Chapter
0 is entitled "The
Foundations of Algebra; A PreAlgebra
Review"
Section 0.1 Properties and
Definitions
 The
four basic operations
 The
Commutative and Associative
Properties
 The
Identities
 The
Zero Product Property
Section 0.2 Exponents and
Roots
 Exponents
 Powers
of 10
 Perfect
Squares
 Square
Roots
 Perfect
Cubes
 Cube
Roots
Section 0.3 The Order of
Operations
 Evaluating
a Numerical Expression
 Grouping
Symbols
 Applying
the Order of Operations
 The
Distributive Property
Section 0.4 Factors
 Factor
Pairs
 Prime
Numbers
 Composite
Numbers
 Rules
of Factors
 Prime
Factorization
Section 0.5 Common Factors
and Multiples
 The
Greatest Common Factor
 The
Division Method
 Relatively
Prime
 The
Least Common Multiple
Section 0.6 Fractions,
Multiplying and Dividing
 Vocabulary
of Fractions
 Basic
Rules of Fractions
 Equivalent
Fractions
 Building
Up Fractions
 Simplifying
Fractions
 Multiplying
Fractions
 Reciprocals
 Dividing
Fractions
Section 0.7 Fractions,
Adding and Subtracting
 Unit
Fractions
 Naming
Fractions
 Combining
Like Fractions
 Finding
the Least Common Denominator
 Adding
and Subtracting Unlike Fractions
 Combining
Whole Numbers and Fractions
Section 0.8 Fractions,
Decimals and Percents
 Rewriting
Decimals and Fractions
 Terminating
Decimals
 Repeating
Decimals
 Percent
and Percentage
 Writing
Decimals and Percents
Chapter 0 Focus
Answers
Dividing Whole Numbers
