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Overview


CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS MATH FOR COLLEGES, 15th Edition presents an arithmetic-based, basic approach to business math. It emphasizes a practical, skill-building approach to prepare readers for careers in business through step-by-step development of concepts, numerous practice exercises, and real-world application of techniques. The text progresses from the most basic to more complex business math topics. The accompanying CD-ROM includes tutorials, video clips, and more to help readers gain confidence in mathematics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324663167
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/23/2008
  • Edition description: 15
  • Edition number: 15
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 1,303,361
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


James E. Deitz applies both a thorough understanding of effective education and practical business knowledge to his latest edition of CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS MATHEMATICS FOR COLLEGES. The author of several textbooks and an educator for more than 35 years, Dr. Deitz held professorships with UCLA and Los Angeles State College as well as a long-standing position as president of Heald Colleges. An active member of the business community, Dr. Deitz is a recognized international speaker and has served on regional educational accrediting commissions. Currently he serves on the Dominican University of California Board of Trustees and the Bank of Marin Board of Directors. He earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from Memphis State University and Doctorate of Education from UCLA.

James L. Southam has a diverse background of professional, educational, and teaching experience in business and mathematics. His 40 years of teaching experience includes San Francisco State University College of Business, California State University, Stanislaus, Southern Oregon College, Oregon State University, and the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. Both domestically and internationally, Dr. Southam has participated in business ventures, served as a business consultant, and is a successful author. In addition, he is a member of the San Francisco State University Athletics Hall of Fame. Dr. Southam holds bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics education from Southern Oregon College, a Ph.D. in mathematics from Oregon State University, an MBA in finance from University of California, Berkeley, and a law degree from University of California, Hasting.

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Table of Contents


Part I: FUNDAMENTAL REVIEW. 1. Fundamental Processes. 2. Fractions. 3. Decimals. 4. Word Problems and Equations. Part II: PERCENTAGE APPLICATIONS. 5. Percents. 6. Commissions. 7. Discounts. 8. Markup. Part III: ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS. 9. Banking. 10. Payroll Records. 11. Taxes. 12. Insurance. Part IV: INTEREST APPLICATIONS. 13. Simple Interest. 14. Installment Purchases. 15. Promissory Notes and Discounting. 16. Compound Interest. Part V: BUSINESS APPLICATIONS. 17. Inventory and Turnover. 18. Depreciation. 19. Financial Statements. 20. International Business. Part VI: CORPORATE AND SPECIAL APPLICATIONS. 21. Corporate Stocks. 22. Corporate and Government Bonds. 23. Annuities. 24. Business Statistics.
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