Synopses & Reviews
A sharp mind, like a healthy body, is subject to the same rule of nature: Use it or lose it.Need a calculator just to work out a 15 percent service charge? Not exactly sure how to get the calculator to give you the figure you need? Turn to this revised and updated edition of All the Math You'll Ever Need, the friendliest, funniest, and easiest workout program around.
In no time, you'll have total command of all the powerful mathematical tools needed to make numbers work for you. In a dollars-and-cents, bottom-line world, where numbers influence everything, none of us can afford to let our math skills atrophy. This step-by-step personal math trainer:
- Refreshes practical math skills for your personal and professional needs, with examples based on everyday situations.
- Offers straightforward techniques for working with decimals and fractions.
- Demonstrates simple ways to figure discounts, calculate mortgage interest rates, and work out time, rate, and distance problems.
- Contains no complex formulas and no unnecessary technical terms.
About the Author
STEVE SLAVIN, Ph.D., is a professor of economics at Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey. He is the author of several textbooks and self-teaching guides, including Quick Business Math, Math for Your First and Second Grader, and Economics (all from Wiley).
Table of Contents
Getting Started.
Simple Multiplication.
Long Multiplication.
Division.
Fast Multiplication and Division.
Multiplying and Dividing with Decimals.
Converting Fractions into Decimals and Decimals into Fractions.
Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Fractions.
Advanced Word Problems.
Percentages.
Negative Numbers.
The Isolation of x.
Exponents and Square Roots.
Ratios and Proportions.
Finding the Areas of Rectangles and Triangles.
Finding the Circumferences and Areas of Circles.
Rate, Time, and Distance Problems.
Finding x: Avanced Problems.
Interest Rates.
Big Numbers.
A Taste of Statistics.
Personal Finances.
Business Math.
Review.
Index.