## For All Practical Purposes: Mathematical Literacy in Today's WorldThe leading applied text for the liberal arts mathematics course returns, ready to help students develop the mathematical literacy needed to vote smartly, shop wisely, plan finances, and support their opinions. In the new edition you will find a wealth of new and updated content, enhanced pedagogy, and expanded media options, including the new MathPortal. Energize your classroom with real-world problem solving! Get FAPP! |

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### Contents

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE | 1 |

Urban Services | 7 |

Israel Electric Company | 17 |

Business Efficiency | 31 |

NPComplete Problems | 41 |

Common Ancestors? | 47 |

Planning and Scheduling | 67 |

Management Science | 75 |

What Are Your Chances | 367 |

1 | 407 |

Sixty Years of Cake Cutting | 421 |

Writing Projects | 431 |

407 | 457 |

The Mathematics of Competition | 467 |

Identification Numbers | 509 |

CHAPTER 5 | 511 |

Using Mathematical Tools | 83 |

Linear Programming | 103 |

Father of Linear Programming | 123 |

Finding Fast Algorithms | 125 |

Review Vocabulary | 136 |

Distributions | 151 |

Think | 160 |

Density Estimation | 171 |

Data for Decisions | 211 |

Is It Really Random? | 217 |

Truth in Polling | 234 |

Probability and Psychology | 254 |

Combinatorics Calculations | 261 |

Birthday Coincidences | 273 |

VOTING | 283 |

The Historical Record | 290 |

Kenneth J Arrow | 303 |

The Manipulability | 313 |

Weighted | 333 |

Battleground States | 339 |

A Mathematical Quagmire | 345 |

The Electoral College | 356 |

The VIN System | 515 |

New Frontier Bar Coding DNA | 522 |

Information Science | 533 |

CHAPTER 6 | 545 |

Relationships | 569 |

CHAPTER 7 | 589 |

Symmetry and Patterns | 609 |

Strive Then to Be Perfect | 619 |

The Father of Fractals | 635 |

Tilings | 647 |

In Praise of Amateurs | 656 |

Sir Roger Penrose | 664 |

652 | 670 |

Nobel Prize for | 698 |

Answers to Skills Check Exercises SC1 | 1 |

CHAPTER 9 | 9 |

Answers to OddNumbered Exercises | 11 |

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