Acknowledgments 

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Math Used to Totally Suck 

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FAQs: How to Use This Book 

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PART I: FACTORS AND MULTIPLES DON'T SUCK 


Chapter 1: How to Make a Killing on eBay 



Prime Numbers and Prime Factorization 


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Chapter 2: Do You Still Have a Crush on Him? ON THE COVER! 



Finding the Greatest Common Factor (GCF) 


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Chapter 3: You Can Never Have Too Many Shoes 



Multiples and the Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) 


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Quiz #1: Are You a Mathophobe? ON THE COVER! 


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PART II: FRACTIONS DON'T SUCK 


Chapter 4: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Pizza but Were Afraid to Ask 



Introduction to Fractions and Mixed Numbers 


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Chapter 5: How Many Iced Lattes Can These Actors Drink? 



Multiplying and Dividing Fractions...and Reciprocals 


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Chapter 6: When to Seriously Stop Raiding the Refrigerator 



Equivalent Fractions and Reducing Fractions 


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Chapter 7: Is Your Sister Trying to Cheat You out of Your Fair Share? 




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Chapter 8: How Much Do You and Your Best Friend Have in Common? 



Common Denominators...and Adding and Subtracting Fractions 


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Chapter 9: Choosing the Perfect Necklace 




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Quiz #2: Do You Have Trouble Focusing or Are You a "Focus Superstar"? 


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PART III: DECIMALS DON'T SUCK 


Chapter 10: What Every Savvy Shopper Should Know 




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Chapter 11: Why Calculators Would Make Terrible Boyfriends 



Converting Fractions and Mixed Numbers to Decimals 


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Chapter 12: How to Entertain Yourself While Babysitting a Devil Child 



Converting Decimals to Fractions 


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What's Your Math Horoscope? ON THE COVER! 



See What the Stars Say About You and Math! 


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PART IV: PERCENTS JOIN THE PARTY...AND THEY DON'T SUCK, EITHER 


Chapter 13: Sale of the Century! 



Converting Percents to and from Decimals and Fractions 


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Chapter 14: A Choreographed Performance 



Mixing Fractions, Decimals, and Percents Together 


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PART V: WORD PROBLEMS DON'T SUCK 


Chapter 15: The Universal Language of Love...and Math 



Introduction to Word Problems and "Percent Of"/"Percent Off" 


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Chapter 16: Does She Ever Get Off the Phone? 




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Chapter 17: The Perks of a Southern Drawl 




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Chapter 18: Filmmaker Extraordinaire! 




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Chapter 19: Are You Drinking Enough Water? 




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QUIZ #3: What's Your Learning Style? 


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PART VI: EVEN ALGEBRA DOESN'T SUCK 


Chapter 20: Who's the Cute New Foreign Exchange Student? 



Introduction to "Solving for x" 


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Chapter 21: Romeo and Juliet 



Introduction to "Solving for x" in Word Problems 


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Troubleshooting Guide: Where to Turn When You Don't Know What to Do! 

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The Smart Girl's Resource Guide 

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Multiplication Tables 

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Answer Key 

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Index 

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About the Author 

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