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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OneandaHalfing a Recipe
Decreasing a Recipe
Changing from One Measure to Another
Using Percentages to Measure Sports Performance
Personal Finance Math
Wages Salaries and Taxes
Calculating Cooking Time
Weight Loss and Exercise
Calorie Deficit Your Key to Weight Loss
Calories Taken In Tracking Food Consumption
Calories Used Up
Using Calorie Deficit to Lose Weight
How Long Will It Take You to Lose Weight?
How Much Do You Need and How Much Will It Cost?
Things That Come in Sheets
Things That Come in Bulk
Math away from Home
Figuring Out the Exact Tip
A QuickandDirty Approach to Tipping
You Know the Markdown Percentage Whats the Sale Price?
You Know the Sale Price Whats the Markdown Percentage?
Using Unit Pricing
Comparing Prices for Foods That Come in Different Containers
Buy One Get One Free
Calculating What Time It Is in Different Time Zones
How Long Will It Take to Get There?
How Far Can You Go in One Day?
Temperature Fahrenheit and Celsius
Games behind the Leader
Salaries Percent Raises
Calculating a Raise When You Know the Percentage Increase
Calculating Percentage Increase
Calculating Percentage Decrease
The Rich Get Richer
Why Is Your Paycheck So Small? Payroll Deductions
Using Tax Tables
Can a Raise Be Bad for You?
Should You Itemize Your Deductions?
Balancing Your Checkbook
Keeping a Checkbook Registry
Reconciling Your Bank Statement
Compound Interest How Money Grows over Time
How Much Will Your Money Be Worth in the Future?
Considering Taxes in Your Investments
Calculating Monthly Payments Car Loans Furniture Etc
Calculating the Real Interest You Are Paying
Estimating Your Monthly Mortgage Payment
ThirtyYear versus FifteenYear Mortgage
The Real Price of an Item Bought with a Credit Card
The Problem with Paying Just the Minimum Balance
Paying Them Off
Considering Taxes in Your Loan Decisions
Twelve Tips to StressFree Math
Perimeter Area and Volume
Changing Units of Measure
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