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Basic business math : a life-skills approach
Truchon, Richard P.
Personal Author:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
Menlo Park, Calif. : Crisp Publications, [1997]

Physical Description:
vii, 144 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Basic business mathematics. c1990.
Format :


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HF5694 .T77 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Trust Crisp to take the misery out of math! This easy book covers whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, simple equations, and percentage formulas with examples of: commissions, markups and markdowns, discounts, sales tax, simple and compound interest, and installment loans. Practice with bar, line and circle graphs, follow with just a touch of statistics-averages, medians, modes, etc. Answers included. It simply makes math work for anyone!

Table of Contents

Part 1 Basics Mathematics Study Skills
1.0 Whole Numbers
1.1 Rounding Off Whole Numbers
1.2 Addition of Whole Numbers
1.3 Subtraction of Whole Numbers
1.4 Multiplication of Whole Numbers
1.5 Division of Whole Numbers
2.0 Fractions
2.1 Proper and Improper Fractions
2.2 Addition of Like Fractions
2.3 Lowest Common Denominator
2.4 Addition of Unlike Fractions
2.5 Subtraction of Fractions
2.6 Multiplication of Fractions
2.7 Division of Fractions
3.0 Decimals
3.1 Converting Fractions to Decimals
3.2 Converting Decimals to Fractions
3.3 Adding Decimal Numbers
3.4 Subtracting Decimal Numbers
3.5 Rounding Off Decimal Numbers
3.6 Multiplying Decimal Numbers
3.7 Dividing Decimal Numbers
4.0 Percent
Part 2 Basic Applications
5.0 Equations
6.0 Formulas
Part 3 Practical Applications
7.0 The Percentage Formula
7.1 Solving Problems with the Percentage Formula
7.2 Commissions
7.3 Percent Increase (Markup)
7.4 Percent Decrease (Markdown)
7.5 Discount
7.6 Sales Tax
7.7 Property Tax
7.8 Simple and Compound Interest
7.9 Installment Loans
Part 4 Graphs and Statistics
8.0 Bar Graphs
9.0 Line Graphs
10.0 Circle Graphs
11.0 Statistical Math Post Test
Exercise Answers
The Language of Algebra
The Metric System