I'm working my way through Calculus, 9th ed. by Larson and Edwards in independent study. The problem is that many of the exercises and examples use a lot of algebra tricks that are glossed over and assumed knowledge on the part of the student.
Now, when I took precalc in high school I was a total layabout and didn't really absorb many of the finer points as far as some specific topics go (nested absolute value inequalities, for instance) and I'm having a hard time working through many of the exercises. I have no trouble understanding the calculus aspect of the problems, but fail miserably on some of the harder algebraic aspects.
I know I'm not the only one struggling with this, though -- an overarching criticism I've found of this book is that it assumes too much algebra knowledge of undergrad math students and doesn't fully explain any steps.
What I'm really looking for is a precalc-level algebra reference with good examples that I can turn to for specific topics in algebra when I encounter a question I have trouble with.
Can anyone recommend such a thing?
Edit: I'd also like to point out that I have a kindle, so cheaper suggestions for good kindle books are welcome. That's assuming, of course, that kindle is a satisfactory medium for such a thing. I'm not sure.