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All the Math You'll Ever Need: A Self-Teaching Guide [Paperback]

Steve Slavin
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April 12 1999 0471317519 978-0471317517 Revised Edition
A sharp mind, like a healthy body, is subject to the same rule of nature: Use it or lose it

Need a calculator just to work out a 15 percent service charge? Not exactly sure how to get the calculator to give you the figure you need? Turn to this revised and updated edition of All the Math You'll Ever Need, the friendliest, funniest, and easiest workout program around.

In no time, you'll have total command of all the powerful mathematical tools needed to make numbers work for you. In a dollars-and-cents, bottom-line world, where numbers influence everything, none of us can afford to let our math skills atrophy. This step-by-step personal math trainer:

  • Refreshes practical math skills for your personal and professional needs, with examples based on everyday situations.
  • Offers straightforward techniques for working with decimals and fractions.
  • Demonstrates simple ways to figure discounts, calculate mortgage interest rates, and work out time, rate, and distance problems.
  • Contains no complex formulas and no unnecessary technical terms.

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A sharp mind, like a healthy body, is subject to the same rule of nature: Use it or lose it.

Need a calculator just to work out a 15 percent service charge? Not exactly sure how to get the calculator to give you the figure you need? Turn to this revised and updated edition of All the Math You'll Ever Need, the friendliest, funniest, and easiest workout program around.

In no time, you'll have total command of all the powerful mathematical tools needed to make numbers work for you. In a dollars-and-cents, bottom-line world, where numbers influence everything, none of us can afford to let our math skills atrophy. This step-by-step personal math trainer:

  • Refreshes practical math skills for your personal and professional needs, with examples based on everyday situations.
  • Offers straightforward techniques for working with decimals and fractions.
  • Demonstrates simple ways to figure discounts, calculate mortgage interest rates, and work out time, rate, and distance problems.
  • Contains no complex formulas and no unnecessary technical terms.

About the Author

STEVE SLAVIN, Ph.D., is a professor of economics at Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey. He is the author of several textbooks and self-teaching guides, including Quick Business Math, Math for Your First and Second Grader, and Economics (all from Wiley).

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
This book is very limited in scope. In my opinion it is written towards a high school grad. It covers addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, (applied to fractions), solving for X, ratios, big numbers, areas, etc. The explanation is clear, but the examples have little variety. You are not instructed to apply the math to a broad variety of applications or situations. The section on personal finances and business math is so simplified that it is not useful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brush up on math - successfully May 16 2003
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Format:Paperback
I bought this book because my job search requires me to take civil service exams again and again for various jobs. The exams are full of mathematics (even if the job has nothing to do with that subject). I needed a math refresher course in the worst way when I realized that I'd forgotten my long division and multiplication, the more difficult stretches of the multiplication table, percentages, and anything to do with fractions. This book teaches you these things (and much more) in a very nice, courteous, non-intimidating, non-condescending manner. I really appreciate it. I don't want to become a mathematician. I just want to recall enough to get by. Thank goodness this book helps you do that. I definitely recommend it. I bought it together with a similar refresher math book and found out that this one is the only one you really need.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly What I needed Feb. 2 2012
Format:Paperback
Math is not like riding a bike, after a while one forgets about how to calculate fractions and so on. I needed something to refresh my brain because I wanted to pass my GED exam. I didn't even finish the book and was confident enough to take the test and I passed! This book is great, step by step and moves on to something harder. Highly recommend for refreshing one's math knowledge quickly!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Most math you'll ever need. June 8 2002
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Format:Paperback
This book resumes all the math you'll ever need if you work as a janitor or a clerck, that said, it does a good job at explaining the basic mathematics of elementary and secondary school. The weakness of this book: it barely touches geometry, in it you'll only find how to measure the perimeter and area of rectangles, triangles and circles, nothing on volume or angles.
It's a well written book, and overall a good one, and with more pages on geometry, it would have been an excellent one. Four stars.
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