Everyday Math For Dummies

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Wiley, Apr 27, 1995 - Mathematics - 384 pages
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After you graduated from high school, college, or even graduate school you might have vowed never to deal with math again, right? But everyday, you’re faced with some form of math, from balancing your checkbook to tipping your server at a restaurant. Well, there’s no reason to be intimidated when it comes to math, and this book will show you why.

Everyday Math for Dummies is intended to be a quick, enjoyable adult-oriented course in the aspects of math you need all the time. Whether you’re looking for a refresher on math skills you might have forgotten or want to obtain math skills you never fully understood, Everyday Math For Dummies can help you discover the answers to all kinds of problems.

Everyday Math For Dummies helps build your skills so that you can better deal with all sorts of stressful math situations, from refinancing your house to evaluating business news and understanding sports statistics. There’s even a fun chapter on puzzles! With this book as your guide, you’ll be able to:

  • Finally make sense of your checkbook
  • Master the simplest tipping rules in the world
  • Calculate compound interest like an investment pro
  • Understand the math of refinancing and debt management
  • Decipher the fine print in a credit card agreement
  • Figure percentages easily with a calculator, on paper, or in your head
  • Get a handle on all that stuff from high school—algebra, geometry, and trig
Everyday Math For Dummies can help you take charge of your life. Complete with a tear-out cheat sheet for you to keep handy for when the kids need help with their homework or you need help completing your tax return, this book makes math easy.

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math for dummies is a very useful book although I really didn't need it me as a college professor at Santa Monica College think it is very helpful to my pupils. I strongly recommend it to college students who need help or do not need it just read it. Even there is some information that I wasn't even aware of with math.



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Charles Seiter, a former chemistry professor and Jeopardy! champion, writes for Macworld and other publications.

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