# Math for Grownups: Re-Learn the Arithmetic You Forgot From School So You Can, Calculate how much that raise will really amount to (after taxes) Figure out if that new fridge will actually fit Help a third grader with his fraction homework Convert calories into cardio time

Adams Media, Jun 18, 2011 - Reference - 256 pages
Ever wish you'd paid more attention in math class? From third grade to senior year of high school, it went in one ear and out the other, didn't it?

But now you're staring at the new washer and dryer, trying to figure out the percentage of sales tax on the purchase price. You multiply something by something, right? Or you're scratching your head, wondering how to compute the odds that your football team will take next Sunday's game. You're pretty sure that involved ratios. The problem is, you can't quite remember.

Here you get an adult refresher and real-life context--with examples ranging from how to figure out how many shingles it takes to re-roof the garage to the formula for resizing Mom's tomato sauce recipe for your entire family.

Forget higher calculus--you just need an open mind. And with this practical guide, math can stop being scary and start being useful.

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### Contents

 AT THE STORE Deal or No Deal? 1 AT THE DEALERSHIP Leasing vs Buying New vs UsedYou Do the Math 29 ON THE MARKET Buying a House by the Numbers 55 AT HOME Will Your New Fridge Fit? 77 IN THE KITCHEN Making More Making LessRecipe Math to the Rescue 97 IN THE YARD If a Train Leaves Omaha at 8 am How Much Lawn Edging Do You Need? 121
 IN THE CRAFT ROOM Measure Twice Cut Once 139 AT THE BANK Income Minus Expenses Equals Happiness or Misery 155 IN THE GYM How Many Miles on the Treadmill to Burn Off One Doughnut? 181 ON THE ROAD When Will You Get There and How Much Will You Spend? 201 Copyright