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After you graduated from high school, college, or even graduate school you might have vowed never to deal with math again, right? But everyday, you’re faced with some form of math, from balancing your checkbook to tipping your server at a restaurant. Well, there’s no reason to be intimidated when it comes to math, and this book will show you why.
Everyday Math for Dummies is intended to be a quick, enjoyable adult-oriented course in the aspects of math you need all the time. Whether you’re looking for a refresher on math skills you might have forgotten or want to obtain math skills you never fully understood, Everyday Math For Dummies can help you discover the answers to all kinds of problems.
Everyday Math For Dummies helps build your skills so that you can better deal with all sorts of stressful math situations, from refinancing your house to evaluating business news and understanding sports statistics. There’s even a fun chapter on puzzles! With this book as your guide, you’ll be able to:
- Finally make sense of your checkbook
- Master the simplest tipping rules in the world
- Calculate compound interest like an investment pro
- Understand the math of refinancing and debt management
- Decipher the fine print in a credit card agreement
- Figure percentages easily with a calculator, on paper, or in your head
- Get a handle on all that stuff from high school—algebra, geometry, and trig
Everyday Math For Dummies can help you take charge of your life. Complete with a tear-out cheat sheet for you to keep handy for when the kids need help with their homework or you need help completing your tax return, this book makes math easy.
Synopsis
Maybe you thought that after you graduated -- whether from high school, college, or even grad school -- you'd never have to do a math problem again. Then you went to work or had to manage the family finances and discovered that every day brings with it some kind of math problem. With "Everyday Math For Dummies," you can forget about math anxiety as you discover how to do all kinds of math problems -- even the math underlying gambling and professional sports, like baseball, basketball, and football. And you may be more than a little surprised by how interesting, enlightening, and fun math can be when you get a handle on such things as calculating mortgages and returns on investments, and when you can distinguish between meaningful statistics in the news and those that just don't make any sense. Plus, "Everyday Math For Dummies" comes complete with a tear-out Cheat Sheet for you to keep handy for when the kids need help with their homework or you need help completing your tax return or figuring a tip.
Synopsis
Get tips and tricks to make math less painful
Get a handle on numbers at home, at work, and at play
After you got out of school, you vowed never to deal with math again, right? But now every day seems to bring more math torture, whether its balancing your checkbook or calculating a restaurant tip. Relax! This friendly guide shows you how to tackle everyday math challenges with confidence, from refinancing your house to understanding odds at a casino.
The Dummies Way
- Explanations in plain English
- "Get in, get out" information
- Icons and other navigational aids
- Tear-out cheat sheet
- Top ten lists
- A dash of humor and fun
Discover how to
- Make sense of your checkbook
- Figure out how much to tip
- Evaluate interest rates and investments
- Decipher percentages, statistics, and odds
- Use algebra, trig, and geometry in the real world
About the Author
Charles Seiter, a former chemistry professor and Jeopardy! champion, writes for Macworld and other publications.
Table of Contents
Introduction.
PART I: Personal Money.
Chapter 1: Balancing Your Checkbook.
Chapter 2: Time Payments and Interest.
Chapter 3: Credit Cards.
Chapter 4: Mortgages.
Chapter 5: Taxes and Paychecks.
Chapter 6: Simple Investment Math.
PART II: Business Math.
Chapter 7: Percentages.
Chapter 8: Sales and Trends.
Chapter 9: Math and the Government.
Chapter 10: Insurance Math.
Chapter 11: Advanced Topics in Interest.
PART III: High School Confidential.
Chapter 12: What They Were Trying to Tell You in Algebra.
Chapter 13: What They Were Trying to Tell You in Geometry.
Chapter 14: What They Were Trying to Tell You in Trigonometry.
Chapter 15: How Classroom Math Connects to Business Math.
PART IV: Off Duty.
Chapter 16: Tipping.
Chapter 17: Gambling.
Chapter 18: Sports.
Chapter 19: Statistics in the News.
Chapter 20: Puzzle Time!
PART V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 21: Ten Fast, Useful Math Tricks.
Chapter 22: Ten Fast, Silly Number Tricks.
Chapter 23: Ten (or So) Numbers to Remember.
Chapter 24: Ten Calculator Tips.
Chapter 25: Ten Topics in Advanced Math.
Index.
Book Registration Information.