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Quantitative Reasoning: Tools for Today's Informed Citizen helps readers connect mathematics in the real world. Through a series of hands-on activities and explorations, the text empowers readers by teaching them to apply quantitative reasoning skills to make informed decisions in their daily lives. Technology is an essential component of the text, and it is integrated in Activities that use Microsoft? Excel or, alternatively, the TI-83/84 Plus graphing calculator. The use of technology helps readers concentrate on ideas rather than computational details--allowing them to investigate significant and more realistic problems.

Table of Contents

Annotated Contents  vii

Activities  Contents  xiv

Preface  svi

To the Students  xxii

To the Instructor  xxiv

Acknowledgements  xxvi

Section I: Numerical Reasoning

Topic 1: Organizing Information Pictorially Using Charts and Graphs  3

Topic 2:  Bivariate Data  29

Topic 3: Graphs of Functions  45

Topic 4: Multiple Variable Functions  69

Topic 5: Proportional, Linear, and Piecewise Linear Functions  85 

Topic 6: Modeling with Linear and Exponential Functions  103 

Topic 7: Logarithms and Scientific Notation  119

Topic 8: Indexes and Ratings  133

Topic 9: Personal Finances  151

Topic 10: Introduction to Problem Solving  169

Section II: Logical Reasoning

Topic 11: Decision Making  185

Topic 12: Inductive Reasoning  201

Topic 13: Deductive Reasoning  215

Topic 14: Apportionment  239

Topic 15: More on Problem Solving  255

Section III: Statistical Reasoning

Topic 16: Averages and Five-Number Summary  265

Topic 17: Standard Deviation, z-Score, and Normal Distributions  287

Topic 18: Basics of Probability  309

Topic 19: Conditional Probability and Tables  325

Topic 20: Sampling and Surveys  343

Topic 21: More on Decision Making  363


Excel Activities  377

Graphing Calculator Activities   on the Student CD

Excel Commands by Activities


Resources on the Student CD

Excel Data Bank to Accompany Excel Activities

Selected Answers to Explorations

Graphing Calculator Activities

Graphing Calculator Commands by Activity

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Sevilla, Alicia
John Wiley & Sons
Somers, Kay
General Mathematics
Mathematics - General
Key Curriculum Press
Series Volume:
Publication Date:
June 2008
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
257.5 x 201.5 x 23.3 mm 46.4 oz

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Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Algebra » General
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