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# Click the button to order: ## This book shows you many skills needed to excel in Mathcounts competitions as well as SAT I and II Math tests. Chapter 1 Introduction                                                                                1

Rules about using the calculators                                                        1

Mathcounts calculator policy                                                  1

College Board SAT/AP calculator policy                               2

Problems and solutions                                                                       10

Chapter 2 Basic Arithmetic Calculations                                                   13

1. Exponents                                                                                       13

2. Square roots                                                                                    17

3. Cube roots and other radicals                                                         20

4. Absolute values                                                                               22

5. Permutations and combinations                                                      23

6. Problems and solutions                                                                   26

Chapter 3. Basic Algebra Calculations                                                       37

1. Simplifying algebraic functions                                                     38

2. Factoring and multiplying                                                               40

3. Evaluating an expression                                                                44

4. Evaluating functions                                                                       51

5. Partial fraction decomposition                                                        53

6. Problems and solutions                                                                   56

Chapter 4 Solving An Equation                                                                  68

1. Linear equations                                                                             68

2. Nonlinear equations                                                                        72

3. Problems and solutions                                                                    79

Chapter 5 SolvingDiophantine Equations                                                 92

Problems and solutions                                                                        100

Chapter 6 Solving A System of Equations                                                 107

1. System of linear equations                                                              107

2. System of nonlinear equations                                                        114

3. Problems and solutions                                                                    118

## Chapter 7 Solving Inequalities         129

1. Linear inequality                                                                             129

2. Absolute value inequality                                                               132

3. Nonlinear inequality                                                                       134

4. System of inequalities                                                                     138

5. Problems and solutions                                                                   140

Chapter 8 Solving Geometry Problems                                               149

Problems and solutions                                                                       156

Chapter 9 Programming                                                                              162

Index                                                                                                              207

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