## Use Your Fingers, Use Your Toes: Quick and Easy Step-by-step Solutions to Your Everyday Math Problems'Use Your Fingers, Use Your Toes' offers relief to millions of math-phobes who, while generally bright and educated, panic when faced with an everyday math problem. Included are common, but puzzling problems such as adjusting recipes, calculating calorie counts and fat grams, measuring for new carpets, drapes and wallpaper, figuring percentage discounts, mortgage interest, taxes, sports statistics, miles per gallon, and, of course, tipping. The book moves at the pace of today's busy lifestyle. By reading through the clear step-by-step solution to a given problem, the reader can solve the problem in as little as five minutes. Other books concentrate on reteaching math; this book concentrates on offering quick, accessible, example-oriented solutions for today's busy lifestyles. |

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### Contents

Food Preparation | 3 |

Meats | 4 |

Pies | 5 |

Other Dishes | 6 |

Changing Recipes | 7 |

OneandaHalfing a Recipe | 9 |

Decreasing a Recipe | 12 |

Changing from One Measure to Another | 14 |

Using Percentages to Measure Sports Performance | 140 |

SportSpecific Stats | 142 |

Football | 144 |

Hockey | 148 |

Golf | 149 |

Personal Finance Math | 155 |

Wages Salaries and Taxes | 157 |

Wages | 158 |

Calculating Cooking Time | 17 |

Weight Loss and Exercise | 21 |

Calorie Deficit Your Key to Weight Loss | 22 |

Calories Taken In Tracking Food Consumption | 23 |

Calories Used Up | 30 |

Using Calorie Deficit to Lose Weight | 36 |

How Long Will It Take You to Lose Weight? | 39 |

Home Improvement | 43 |

How Much Do You Need and How Much Will It Cost? | 45 |

Things That Come in Sheets | 51 |

Things That Come in Bulk | 61 |

Paint | 65 |

Spacing | 68 |

Shelving | 70 |

Math away from Home | 75 |

Tipping | 77 |

Figuring Out the Exact Tip | 78 |

A QuickandDirty Approach to Tipping | 79 |

Shopping | 83 |

You Know the Markdown Percentage Whats the Sale Price? | 84 |

You Know the Sale Price Whats the Markdown Percentage? | 85 |

Comparison Shopping | 87 |

Using Unit Pricing | 88 |

Comparing Prices for Foods That Come in Different Containers | 90 |

Buy One Get One Free | 91 |

Coupons | 93 |

Internet Shopping | 95 |

Traveling | 99 |

Time Intervals | 100 |

Calculating What Time It Is in Different Time Zones | 103 |

Driving | 109 |

How Long Will It Take to Get There? | 111 |

How Far Can You Go in One Day? | 113 |

Average Speed | 114 |

Foreign Travel | 116 |

Temperature Fahrenheit and Celsius | 122 |

Changing Currency | 126 |

Sports | 137 |

Standings | 138 |

Games behind the Leader | 139 |

Salaries Percent Raises | 159 |

Calculating a Raise When You Know the Percentage Increase | 160 |

Calculating Percentage Increase | 161 |

Calculating Percentage Decrease | 162 |

The Rich Get Richer | 163 |

Why Is Your Paycheck So Small? Payroll Deductions | 164 |

Taxes | 167 |

Using Tax Tables | 168 |

Can a Raise Be Bad for You? | 170 |

Should You Itemize Your Deductions? | 171 |

Balancing Your Checkbook | 177 |

Keeping a Checkbook Registry | 178 |

Reconciling Your Bank Statement | 182 |

Investment Basics | 193 |

Simple Interest | 194 |

Compound Interest How Money Grows over Time | 196 |

Investments | 198 |

How Much Will Your Money Be Worth in the Future? | 199 |

Considering Taxes in Your Investments | 204 |

Borrowing Money | 215 |

Calculating Monthly Payments Car Loans Furniture Etc | 216 |

Calculating the Real Interest You Are Paying | 218 |

Mortgages | 219 |

Estimating Your Monthly Mortgage Payment | 220 |

ThirtyYear versus FifteenYear Mortgage | 222 |

AdjustableRate Mortgages | 223 |

Credit Cards | 225 |

The Real Price of an Item Bought with a Credit Card | 227 |

The Problem with Paying Just the Minimum Balance | 230 |

Paying Them Off | 231 |

Considering Taxes in Your Loan Decisions | 233 |

Twelve Tips to StressFree Math | 237 |

Fractions | 239 |

Percents | 249 |

Rounding | 253 |

Perimeter Area and Volume | 257 |

Changing Units of Measure | 265 |

Afterword | 267 |

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