Mathematics: Its Power and Utility

Mathematics: Its Power and Utility

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MATHEMATICS: ITS POWER AND UTILITY, 9e, combines a uniquely practical focus on real-world problem solving with a thorough and effective grounding in basic concepts and skills, allowing even the least-interested or worst-prepared student to appreciate the beauty and value of math while mastering course material. The first section of the book explores the power and historic impact of mathematics and helps students harness that power by developing an effective approach to problem solving. The second section builds on this foundation by applying math concepts to a wide variety of real-life situations--including money management; handling of credit cards; inflation; purchase of a car or home; use of probability, statistics, and surveys; and many more topics of interest to students. Unlike many introductory texts, MATHEMATICS: ITS POWER AND UTILITY, 9e, assumes only a basic working knowledge of arithmetic, making it effective even for students with no exposure to algebra; and completely self-contained chapters make it easy to teach to a customized syllabus or support the precise pace and emphasis that students require. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.$42, 200 30-year loan: 10.5% 3 points $500 $82, 000 20-year loan: 7% 1 point $200 $105, 000 25-year loan: 13.2% 4 points ... Compare the cost of driving a 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid (sale price $22, 600; 37 miles per gallon) for 100, 000 milesanbsp;...

Title:Mathematics: Its Power and Utility
Author:Karl Smith
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2008-01-07


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