PUNCHLINE Algebra • Book B • Sample Puzzles
  Listed below are the 10 puzzle sections in Punchline Algebra • Book B, each with a link to a sample puzzle from that section. Under each sample you'll find a brief comment about its topic, as well as the puzzle's punchline. The book has a total of 192 pages.  
  Section of Book
  Topic of Sample Puzzle

11. Exponents and Exponential Functions

12. Operations With Polynomials

13. Factoring Polynomials

14. Quadratic Equations and Functions

15. Radical Expressions and Equations

16. Triangles

17. Rational Expressions

18. Rational Equations and Functions

19. Probability

20. Enrichment and Extras



Multiplication Properties of Exponents (Positive

Subtracting Polynomials

Factoring Trinomials of the Form xˆ2 + bx + c

Solving Quadratic Equations Using Square Roots
(Excludes Perfect-Square Trinomials)

Simplifying Products of Radicals

Solving Problems Using the Pythagorean Theorem

Adding Rational Expressions With Polynomial

Solving Rational Equations (Solving a Quadratic
Equation is Not Required)

Theoretical and Experimental Probability

Getting Down

Answers for Pages 14.5 - 14.7