Contemporary Mathematics for Business and Consumers

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Cengage Learning, Feb 28, 2011 - Business & Economics - 816 pages
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Now you can help even your most uncertain students overcome math anxiety and confidently master key mathematical concepts and their business applications with Brechner’s CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS AND CONSUMERS, 6E. This unique modular approach invites students into a successful, interactive learning experience with numerous real business examples and integrated teaching technology. The author continues to incorporate a proven step-by-step instructional model throughout that allows you and your students to progress together one topic at a time without being intimidated or overwhelmed. This new edition offers a fresh, reader-friendly design with a wealth of revised and new engaging learning features that connect the latest business news to chapter topics and provide helpful personal money tips. New, worked-out problems at the beginning of each new topic section further your students’ confidence and success. Students immediately practice concepts to reinforce learning and hone essential skills with this edition’s more than 2,000 new, revised and proven exercises, including new Excel spreadsheet problems and detailed calculator sequences. Optionally bundled, a complete suite of supplemental teaching and learning technology offers CNOWTM course management system integrated with the exceptional MathCueTM software. Created by award-winning educator and software developer, George Bergeman, MathCue now offers more than 15,000 homework and test questions with complete step-by-step solutions for each problem to provide targeted help and remediation for your students. CNOW with MathCue works in concert with this engaging new edition of CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS AND CONSUMERS to give your students the support and confidence they need for success in business math today. Contact your sales representative for bundle options or click on Best Buy Packages for bundle ISBN.
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Contents

Whole Numbers
1
Fractions
31
Decimals
64
Checking Accounts
91
Using Equations to Solve Business Problems
124
Percents and Their Applications in Business
155
Invoices Trade Discounts and Cash Discounts
191
Markup and Markdown
232
Consumer and Business Credit
409
Mortgages
455
Financial Statements and Ratios
487
Inventory
538
Depreciation
573
Taxes
603
Insurance
645
Investments
677

Payroll
265
Simple Interest and Promissory Notes
307
Compound Interest and Present Value
344
Annuities
372
Business Statistics and Data Presentation
717
Answers to OddNumbered Exercises
2
Index
25
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About the author (2011)

Robert A. Brechner was Professor Emeritus, School of Business, at Miami Dade College -- the largest multi-campus community college in the country. For 42 years he taught business math, principles of business, marketing, advertising, public relations, management, and personal finance. He was Adjunct Professor at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton; International Fine Arts College, Miami; and Florida International University School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He consulted widely with industrial companies. In addition to CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS, Professor Brechner authored numerous other successful texts highlighting annuities, management, business math and applied math.

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