## For All Practical Purposes: Mathematical Literacy in Today's WorldFor All Practical Purposes is the most effective and engaging textbook available for showing mathematics at work in areas with a direct impact on our lives (consumer products and advertising, politics, the economy, the Internet). It was the first, and remains the best, textbook for liberal arts students and for instructors who want to bring students the excitement of contemporary mathematical thinking and help their students think logically and critically. The new edition offers a number of changes designed to make the text more accessible than ever to a wider range of students and instructors. |

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### Contents

Linear Programming 124 | 1 |

Leonhard Euler | 7 |

Israel Electric Company | 20 |

design | 27 |

Business Efficiency | 37 |

Planning and Scheduling | 80 |

Management Science | 91 |

Using Mathematical Tools | 101 |

Apportionment | 504 |

To the Instructor | 513 |

ON SIZE AND GROWTH Chapters have been blended to create more | 519 |

A Legal Challenge | 526 |

PARTV | 591 |

The Mathematics 16 4 Encoding Personal Data | 608 |

The 1994 Nobel Prize | 619 |

Dancing Men | 639 |

Case Studies in Linear | 127 |

Father of Linear Programming | 147 |

3 | 167 |

Scatterplot Smoothers | 229 |

Data for Decisions | 254 |

How Accurate Is Our Poll? | 280 |

Probability and Risk | 302 |

Cancer Clusters | 317 |

VOTING AND SOCIAL | 337 |

The Historical Record | 344 |

Kenneth J Arrow | 357 |

The Manipulability | 369 |

Weighted Voting Systems | 391 |

A Mathematical Quagmire | 405 |

The Electoral College | 415 |

Electing the President | 433 |

PART IV | 473 |

PARTV THE DIGITAL Skills Check | 652 |

Identification Numbers 593 Suggested Readings | 659 |

PART VI | 661 |

Strive Then to Be Perfect | 721 |

A MileHigh Building? 675 Review Vocabulary | 740 |

Galileo and the Writing Projects | 753 |

Sir Roger Penrose | 774 |

Leonardo of Pisa Skills Check | 784 |

How the Greeks Writing Projects | 791 |

YOUR MONEY | 793 |

Whats the Real Rate? | 840 |

What We Did with | 846 |

Savings Models 795 Writing Projects | 857 |

The Number e 807 Spotlight 23 1 12 Billion by 2050 | 863 |

Nobel Prize for a Model Resources | 876 |

Borrowing Models 834 Answers to Skills Check Exercises SC1 | 1 |

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