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• ### Complex Numbers and Polar Coordinates

Once upon a time, mathematicians delved into their imaginations and invented a whole new set of numbers. They needed the...

• ### Applying the Distributive Property: Algebra Practi

In algebra, the distributive property is used to perform an operation on each of the terms within a grouping symbol. The following rules show distribu...

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• ### Important Terms in Game Theory

As with many areas and topics in finite mathematics, there is a very special and specific vocabulary that goes along wit...

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• ### How to Create a Matrix from a Transition Diagram

When you encounter a matrix problem in finite math, a nice way to illustrate the transition from one state to another is...

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• ### How to Use Transition Matrices

If your finite math instructor asks you to predict the likelihood of an action repeating over time, you may need to use...

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• ### How to Analyze Arguments with Euler Diagrams

On a finite math exam, you may be asked to analyze an argument with a visual approach using an Euler diagram. This picto...

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• ### How to Analyze Compound Statements

If your finite math instructor asks you to analyze a compound statement, you can try using a truth table to do this. Not every topic in a discussion c...

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• ### How to Calculate Monthly Payments for a Sinking Fu

A big part of finite math involves working through financial problems. Some of these problems may seem complex—like calculating the monthly deposits...

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• ### How to Calculate the Starting Value of an Annuity

In a finite math course, you’ll often be asked to use mathematical formulas to solve real-world problems. A good example of this is calculating the...

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• ### How to Calculate the Future Value of an Annuity

In a finite math course, you will encounter a range of financial problems, such as how to calculate an annuity. An annuity consists of regular payment...

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