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The Everything Everyday Math Book : From Tipping to Taxes, All the Real-World, Everyday Math Skills You Need.

Monahan, Chris. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781440566448 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1440566445 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (525 pages)
  • Publisher: Cincinnati : F+W Media, 2013.

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General Note: Description based upon print version of record.
Formatted Contents Note: Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Top Ten Times You'll Need to Use Math; Introduction; Are You a Math Phobe?; What Is Math?; What Is Math Phobia?; The Modern Computer and Calculator; Learn to Love Math; Whole Numbers, Counting Numbers, and Integers; The Most Important Skill of All: Estimation; Basic Number Properties; Adding Lists of Numbers; Subtracting; Multiplication; Division; Negative Numbers; Exercises; Decimals; Place Value-Big Numbers and Small Numbers; Scientific Notation; The Metric System; Arithmetic with Decimals; Making Change; Exercises; Fractions; Fractions Are Numbers, Too
Adding and Subtracting FractionsMultiplying Fractions; Dividing Fractions; Converting Between Fractions and Decimals; Hand Me the Wrench; Exercises; Percentages; What Is Percent?; Calculating a Percent with a Proportion; Calculating a Percent from a Formula; Finding the Percent Change; Increasing and Decreasing Rates; Exercises; Shopping; How Much Did You Save?; How Much More Did You Save?; Sales Tax; Unit Pricing; Eating at a Restaurant-Tipping; Exercises; Simple and Compound Interest; What Is the Difference Between Simple and Compound Interest?; Computing Simple Interest
Annual Percentage Rate versus Periodic Rate of InterestThe Power of Compounding; Bank Accounts and Credit Cards; Exercises; Math in the Kitchen; Common Measurements; Dry Measurements versus Liquid Measurements; Tablespoons and Cubic Centimeters; Making a Meal for More than the Recipe Calls For; Cooking Times; Exercises; Budgets; Projecting Gross Annual and Pay Period Income; Projecting Net Income per Pay Period; Projecting Annual Expenses; What's the Difference, and What to Do about It; Exercises; Taking a Trip; How Far Away Is It and How Much Time Will It Take?; How Much Will It Cost?
Are We There Yet?Flying versus Driving; Exercises; Buying a Car; Buy or Lease?; Shopping for a Car Loan; Down Payments; The Car Payment; Paying Off the Car Loan Early; Exercises; Buying a House; Shopping for a Loan; Down Payments and Points; The Mortgage Payment; Paying Off the Mortgage Early and Home Equity Loans; Exercises; Saving for Retirement; IRAs and 401(k) Plans; Simple Annuities; How Much Will I Need?; I'm Retired-How Much Can I Withdraw?; Exercises; Filing Tax Returns; Which Form Is Appropriate?; Completing the W-4 Form; Reading the W-2 Form; Filling Out Form 1040EZ; Exercises
Probability and StatisticsSimple Events-Flipping a Coin; Compound Events-Rolling the Dice; What Are the Odds?; Where's the Center?-Averages; Polls; Exercises; Math in the Home; Area and Volume Formulas You Should Know; Volume; Painting the Walls; Flooring; New Curtains; Kilowatt-Hours; The Water Bill; Taking Care of the Lawn and Garden; How Tall Is That Tree?; Exercises; Math on the Job; Window Replacement; Physical Therapy; Exercise Physiologists; Taking Care of the Pool; Shoe Manufacturing; Playing Games; Games for Kids under 5; Games for Children 6 and Up; More Complex Games; Games Online
Summary, etc.: All the math basics you'll ever need! It's not too late to learn practical math skills! You may not need to use quadratic equations very often, but math does play a large part in everyday life. On any given day, you'll need to know how long a drive will take, what to tip a waiter, how large a rug to buy, and how to calculate a discount. With The Everything Everyday Math Book, you'll get a refresher course in all the basics you need, including: Adding and subtracting fractions Understanding percentages Using ratios Finding area and perimeter.
Subject: Mathematics > Popular works.
Genre: Electronic books.

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