## Finite Mathematics: A Modeling ApproachEach chapter focuses on a different type of modeling technique. Real data are used to provide relevance for students and to motivate them when creating and analyzing models. There are more than 2,400 exercises to be worked, and more than 400 figures, graphics, tables, and photographs support and clarify the text material. |

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annuity augmented matrix ball basic simplex algorithm Bernoulli trials calculate cards coin compounded monthly compounded quarterly constraint conversion periods coordinates corner point cost CREATING MODELS data points defined denote Determine the probability distribution vector dollars elementary row operations elements entries equally likely outcomes event EXAMPLE expected value exponentially distributed feasible region Figure Find frequency polygon gallons Gaussian elimination horizontal axis Improving Skills inequality initial interest rate interval investment last column linear equations linear programming linear programming model loan manufacturer Markov chain Maximize mean million nonnegative normally distributed number of days objective function optimal strategy option payment payoff matrix pivot profit random number real numbers REVIEWING MATERIAL sample space Section selected simplex tableau simulation slack variable solution solve standard deviation strictly determined subset system of equations Table transition matrix tree diagram uniformly distributed units vertical wins zero