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Everyday Math for Everyday Life : Handbook for When It Just Doesn't Add Up

Everyday Math for Everyday Life : Handbook for When It Just Doesn't Add Up - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0446677264

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ISBN13: 978-0446677264
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Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Warner Books
Published: 2002
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Everyday Math for Everyday Life : Handbook for When It Just Doesn't Add Up - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0446677264

Mark Ryan

ISBN13: 978-0446677264
ISBN10: 0446677264
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Warner Books

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

ATH CAN BE EASY!

Tackle common math problems:

  • Determine the gas mileage of your car
  • Calculate your daily caloric intake from FDA food labels
  • Convert a recipe from eight servings to ten
  • Compute the true interest rate of your credit card
  • Demystify the prime rate and consumer price index.

Do mental math on the spot:

  • Convert foreign currencies
  • Calculate discounts, markups, and sales tax
  • Multiply and divide with numbers in the millions, billions, and trillions
  • Convert from centigrade to Fahrenheit
  • Round off the right restaurant tip.

Master probability, odds, and statistics:

  • What are the odds that your next two children will both be boys?
  • Which games should you play when you go to a casino?
  • What is the significance of polls and their margin of error and the bell curve and standard deviation?
  • Do men or women have more sex partners? The answer may surprise you!

EVERYDAY MATH FOR EVERYDAY LIFE

  • TIPPING
  • BALANCING YOUR CHECKBOOK
  • CREDIT CARD INTEREST
  • INVESTMENTS
  • RECIPE CONVERSIONS
  • TAXES AND INFLATION
  • BUYING CARPETING
  • BASEBALL STATS
  • GAMBLING ODDS

A PAINLESS AND EASY GUIDE TO MAKING SENSE (AND CENTS) OUT OF NUMBERS! Let's face it, math is everywhere. In this practical guide, Mark Ryan takes the confusion, frustration, and-yes-fear out of math. You'll enjoy his jargon-free approach and you'll learn how you, too, can master math. Discover:

  • How simple math equals big money when it comes to credit cards, investments, and insurance
  • Basic geometry for life's essentials: mulch for the garden, fencing for the yard, carpeting for the living room, water for your pool
  • How to take the guesswork out of cooking: from adjusting servings to converting measurements
  • How to help your kids with math
  • How to compute compound interest and mortgage payments
  • Sports math: calculate a pitcher's earned run average or the win/loss ratio of your child's soccer team

How to use the functions on a calculator or do simple math in your head...and much more!
Now, even the most die-hard math-haters, mathaphobes, and the numerically impaired can do the math!

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