John Wiley & Sons, Sep 29, 2008 - Mathematics - 408 pages
Now, it is easier than ever before to understand complex mathematical concepts and formulas and how they relate to real-world business situations. All you have to do it apply the handy information you will find in Business Math For Dummies. Featuring practical practice problems to help you expand your skills, this book covers topics like using percents to calculate increases and decreases, applying basic algebra to solve proportions, and working with basic statistics to analyze raw data. Find solutions for finance and payroll applications, including reading financial statements, calculating wages and commissions, and strategic salary planning.

Navigate fractions, decimals, and percents in business and real estate transactions, and take fancy math skills to work. You’ll be able to read graphs and tables and apply statistics and data analysis. You’ll discover ways you can use math in finance and payroll investments, banking and payroll, goods and services, and business facilities and operations. You’ll learn how to calculate discounts and markup, use loans and credit, and understand the ins and outs of math for business facilities and operations. You’ll be the company math whiz in no time at all! Find out how to:

• Invest in the future
• Use loans and credit
• Navigate bank accounts, insurance, budgets, and payroll
• Calculate discounts and markup
• Measure properties and handle mortgages and loans
• Manage rental and commercial properties

Complete with lists of ten math shortcuts to do in meetings and drive your coworkers nuts and ten tips for reading annual reports, Business MathFor Dummies is your one-stop guide to solving math problems in business situations.

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### Contents

 Introduction 1 Part I Reviewing Basic Math for Business and Real Estate Transactions 7 Part II Taking Intriguing Math to Work 47 Part III Discovering the Math of Finance and Investments 109 Part IV Putting Math to Use in Banking and Payroll 177
 Part V Successfully Handling the Math Used in the World of Goods and Services 235 Part VI Surviving the Math for Business Facilities and Operations 305 Part VIIThe Part of Tens 359 Index 373 Copyright