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Math For Real Life For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-45332-2
288 pages
February 2013
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Introduction 1

Part I: Boning Up on Math Basics 7

Chapter 1: Awesome Operations: Math Fundamentals 9

Chapter 2: High School Reunion: Revisiting Key Principles of Algebra and Geometry 27

Chapter 3: Becoming a Believer: Conversion, Statistics,

Probability and More 47

Chapter 4: The Miracle of Mental Math 59

Part II: Math for Everyday Activities 71

Chapter 5: Let’s Make a Deal! Math You Use When Shopping 73

Chapter 6: Mmm, Mmm, Good: Kitchen Calculations 97

Chapter 7: It Does a Body Good: Math for Health and Well-Being  109

Chapter 8: Putting Geometry to Work at Home 129

Chapter 9: Math and Statistics around Town and on the Road 141

Part III: Math to Manage Your Personal Finances 161

Chapter 10: Budgets, Bank Accounts, Credit Cards, and More 163

Chapter 11: Key Principles of Investment Math 183

Chapter 12: Covering Your Assets: Insurance Math 203

Chapter 13: Taking Math to Work 215

Chapter 14: How Taxing! (Almost) Understanding

the Government 229

Part IV: The Part of Tens 241

Chapter 15: Ten Quick Calculations You Can Do in Your Head 243

Chapter 16: Ten Activities That Build Math Skills 249

Index 255

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