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Mathematics for Business - 8th edition

Mathematics for Business (ISBN10: 0321357434; ISBN13: 9780321357434)
ISBN13: 978-0321357434
ISBN10: 0321357434

Summary: The Eighth Edition of Mathematics for Business continues to provide solid, practical, and current coverage of the mathematical topics students must master to succeed in business today. The text begins with a review of basic mathematics and goes on to introduce key business topics in an algebra-based context.

Chapter 1, Problem Solving and Operations with Fractions, starts off with a section devoted to helping students become better problem solvers and critical more thinker while reviewing basic math skills. Optional scientific calculator boxes are integrated throughout and financial calculator boxes are presented in later chapters to help students become more comfortable with technology as they enter the business world. The text incorporates applications pertaining to a wide variety of careers so students from all disciplines can relate to the material. Each chapter opener features a real-world application.


  • Current financial data used throughout the text.
  • Real-world applications within exercise sets are now called out by topical headings for each problem so that students immediately see the relevance of the problems to their lives.
  • Introduction to problem solving in Section 1.1 helps students learn how to think through solving common problems. The emphasis on problem-solving skills is carried through the text so that students can enter the business world with critical thinking skills and apply what they have learned.
  • Chapter openers now incorporate an application with a real-world graph or figure so students can understand how the chapter content pertains to actual business situations.
  • Financial calculator boxes that explain how to solve examples using a financial calculator are now integrated into later chapters to familiarize students with the technology they will be using in the business world.
  • A Metric System Appendix, complete with examples and exercises, explains the metric system and teaches students to convert between US and metric units of measurement.
  • 'Net Assets emphasize the World Wide Web and keep students current on how businesses adapt to technology.
  • Cumulative Reviews help students review groups of related chapter topics and reinforce their understanding of the material. less

Edition/Copyright: 8TH 07
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
Published: 06/23/2006
International: No

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