# Certificate Mathematics: A Revision Course for the Caribbean

Nelson Thornes, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 496 pages
Certificate Mathematics is a two-year revision course for students following the General Proficiency Syllabus in Mathematics of the Caribbean Examinations Council. It provides a programme for thorough review and consolidation of all the basic aspects of mathematics needed for success in the examination. The fourth edition of this extremely popular and successful textbook. Takes account of the latest changes to the CXC syllabuses. Incorporates a very large number of graded exercises to help student's "learn by doing".

Includes chapter summaries and points to remember that enhance the usefulness of the book for consolidation and revision. Contains specimen tests in preparation for the multiple choice and long answer papers of the CXC examination. Used systematically, Certificate Mathematics will provide students with a firm foundation for success in their CXC mathematics examinations.

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### Contents

 OPERATIONS IN ARITHMETIC 1 sequence of arithmetical operations profit and loss discount percentage 36 SETS 317 triangle law equal vectors inverse 38 FRACTIONS 6 commission salaries rates 47 multiplication cancelling reciprocal compound interest tables 53 BASIC ALGEBRA 71 FACTORISATION 77 EQUATIONS AND INEQUATIONS 87
 summary 225 congruent triangles similar triangles 236 summary 243 Quadrilateral parallelogram 249 GEOMETRIC CONSTRUCTIONS 262 LOCI 268 TRIGONOMETRY 276 THE SINE AND COSINE RULES 293

 FORMULAE 95 SIMULTANEOUS EQUATIONS 101 HOW TO ANSWER EXAMINATION 122 ORTHOGRAPHIC PROJECTION 142 GRAPHS 153 COORDINATE GEOMETRY 165 INDICES AND LOGARITHMS 184 FURTHER GRAPHICAL WORK 187 27 200 HOW TO ANSWER EXAMINATION 213 ANGLES AND STRAIGHT LINES 219
 SOLID TRIGONOMETRY 305 HOW TO ANSWER EXAMINATION 313 types of sets membership of a set subtraction of vectors multiplying 370 MATRICES 341 Chapter 44 summary 387 TRANSFORMATIONAL GEOMETRY 347 chronological bar charts pie chart 403 PROBABILITY 418 Examination Type Questions 7 432 total probability experimental ANSWERS 453 Examination Type Questions 5 464 permutations of things which are not all INDEX 473 Copyright

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