# Geometry Workbook for Dummies

Geometry is one of the oldest mathematical subjects in history. Unfortunately, few geometry study guides offer clear explanations, causing many people to get tripped up or lost when trying to solve a proof—even when they know the terms and concepts like the back of their hand. However, this problem can be fixed with practice and some strategies for slicing through all the mumbo-jumbo and getting right to the heart of the proof.

Geometry Workbook For Dummies ensures that practice makes perfect, especially when problems are presented without the stiff, formal style that you’d find in your math textbook. Written with a commonsense, street-smart approach, this guide gives you the step-by-step process to solve each proof, along with tips, shortcuts, and mnemonic devices to make sure the solutions stick. It also gives you plenty of room to work out your solutions, providing you with space to breathe and a clear head. This book provides you with the tools you need to solve all types of geometry problems, including:

• Congruent triangles
• Finding the area, angle, and size of quadrilaterals
• Angle-arc theorems and formulas
• Parallel, perpendicular, and intersecting lines and planes
• Slope, distance, and midpoint formulas
• Line and circle equations
• Handling rotations, reflections, and other transformations

Packed with tons of strategies for solving proofs and a review of key concepts, Geometry Workbook For Dummies is the ultimate study aid for students, parents, and anyone with an interest in the field.

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From proofs to polygons — solve geometry problems with ease

Got a grasp on the terms and concepts you need to know, but get lost halfway through a problem or worse yet, not know where to begin? No fear — this hands-on guide focuses on helping you solve the many types of geometry problems you encounter in a focused, step-by-step manner. With just enough refresher explanations before each set of problems, you'll sharpen your skills and improve your performance. You'll see how to work with proofs, theorems, triangles, circles, formulas, 3-D figures, and more!

• 100s of Problems!
• Step-by-step answer sets clearly identify where you went wrong (or right) with a problem
• Get the inside scoop on geometry shortcuts and strategies
• Know where to begin and how to solve the most common problems
• Use geometry in practical applications with confidence

Mark Ryan, a graduate of Brown University and the University of Wisconsin Law School, has been teaching math since 1989. He runs the Math Center in Winnetka, Illinois (www.themathcenter.com), where he teaches high school math courses including an introduction to geometry and a workshop for parents based on a program he developed, The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Math Students. In high school, he twice scored a perfect 800 on the math portion of the SAT, and he not only knows mathematics, he has a gift for explaining it in plain English. He practiced law for four years before deciding he should do something he enjoys and use his natural talent for mathematics. Ryan is a member of the Authors Guild and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Geometry Workbook For Dummies is Ryan’s fourth book. Everyday Math for Everyday Life was published in 2002, Calculus For Dummies (Wiley) in 2003, and Calculus Workbook For Dummies in 2005. His math books have sold over 100,000 copies.

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