**Problems 1-6**

There are many problems throughout the text labeled IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Just relax; do not be afraid to give your opinion. For the most part, these questions do not have “right” or “wrong” answers. You should spend about five minutes in answering each of these questions.

**Problems 7-8**

See Example 1. Simplify the expression inside the absolute value before finding the absolute value. For example |-3 + 5| is not the same as |-3| + |5|. We find:

|-3 + 5| = |2| = 2

|-3| + |5| = 3 + 5 = 8

**Problems 9-37**

See Examples 2 (addition), 5 (subtraction), 4 (multiplication), and 6 (division)

**Problems 38-50**

These problems involve order of operations: parentheses, exponents, multiplication/division (left to right), and addition/subtraction (left to right) as well as with operations with integers (Examples, 2, 4, 5, and 6).

**Note:** Homework Hints are given only for the Level 1 and Level 2 problems.

However, as you go through the book be sure you look at all the examples in the text. If you need hints for the Level 3 problems, check some sources for help on the internet (see the LINKS for that particular section). As a last resort, you can call the author at (707) 829-0606.

On the other hand, the problems designated “Problem Solving” generally require techniques that do not have textbook examples.

There are many sources for homework help on the internet.

**Algebra.help**

Here is a site where technology meets mathematics. You can search a particular topic or choose lessons, calculators, worksheets for extra practice or other resources.

http://www.algebrahelp.com/

**Quick Math**

This site provides online graphing calculators. This is especially useful if you do not have your own calculator.

http://www.quickmath.com/

**The Math Forum @ Drexel**

This site provides an internet mathematics library that can help if you need extra help. For additional homework help at this site, click one of the links in the right-hand column.

http://mathforum.org/