Master Math: Solving Word Problems: Solving Word Problems [NOOK Book]

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Get ready to master the unknown number! Master Math: Solving Word Problems is a comprehensive reference guide that explains and clarifies the difficulties people often face with word problems, in a simple, easy-to-follow style and format. Beginning with the most basic types of word problems and progressing through to the more advanced, Solving Word Problems shows you how to focus first on the words in the problem, and then on the numbers, breaking down the problem into smaller segments to help you work through. ...

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Master Math: Solving Word Problems: Solving Word Problems

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Overview

Get ready to master the unknown number! Master Math: Solving Word Problems is a comprehensive reference guide that explains and clarifies the difficulties people often face with word problems, in a simple, easy-to-follow style and format. Beginning with the most basic types of word problems and progressing through to the more advanced, Solving Word Problems shows you how to focus first on the words in the problem, and then on the numbers, breaking down the problem into smaller segments to help you work through. Using familiar situations from everyday life such as percents and discounts, interest, motion and speed, and probability, each type of word problem is taught using step-by-step procedures, solutions, and examples. And end-of-chapter problems will help you practice what you learned. A complete table of contents and a comprehensive index enable you to quickly find specific topics, and the approachable style and format facilitate an understanding of what can be intimidating and tricky skills. Perfect for both students who need some extra help or rusty professionals who want to brush up, Solving Word Problems will help you master everything from simple equations and percents to statistics and probability!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435455153
  • Publisher: Course Technology PTR
  • Publication date: 1/5/2009
  • Series: Master Math
  • Sold by: CENGAGE LEARNING
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,392,743
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Brita Immergut is the author of How to Help Your Child Excel in Math (Career Press) and co-author of two textbooks for adults: Arithmetic and Algebra...Again and An Introduction to Algebra. She has taught mathematics for more than 30 years in middle schools, high schools, and at LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York. Professor Immergut received an Ed.D. degree in mathematics education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

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Table of Contents

To the Reader vii

Chapter 1 Simple Equation Problems 1

Length Problems 2

Age Problems 4

Use of the Words "More Than" and "Less Than" 5

Inequalities Using the Words "At Least" and "At Most" 6

Number Problems 8

Chapter 2 Percents 13

Percents and Decimals 14

Percents and Numbers 17

The Percent Is Included 18

Percent Increase and Decrease 20

Discounts 22

Discounts on Discounts 24

Interest 26

Simple Interest 27

Credit Cards 28

Compound Interest 30

Bank Deposits 32

Investments 33

Stocks 33

Bonds 34

Profit and Loss 36

Chapter 3 Advanced Level Age Problems 37

Chapter 4 Mixing Problems 47

Stamps and Coins 48

Liquids with Different Strengths 50

Diluting Solutions with Water 51

Mixing Metals 53

A Mixed Bag 54

Fruit, Candy, and Money 56

Investments at Different Interest Rates 57

Chapter 5 Measurement Problems 59

Ratio and Proportion 60

Proportion 62

Measurements and Conversions 65

The Customary System 65

The Metric System 69

Conversions Between the Customary and the Metric Systems 72

Dimensional Analysis 73

Temperature 75

Chapter 6 Rate Problems 77

Motion (Speed) Problems 78

Work Problems 84

Chapter 7 Statistics and Probability 91

Averages 92

Graphs 93

Probability and Odds 100

Probability 100

Odds 102

Probabilities with "And" and "Or" Statements 103

The Counting Principle, Permutations, and Combinations 106

The Fundamental Counting Principle 106

Permutations 107

Combinations 108

Sets 108

Chapter 8 Geometry 111

Plane Geometry 112

Angles 112

Perimeter 113

Areas 115

The Pythagorean Theorem 118

Angles and Triangles 119

Exterior Angles 120

Congruent and Similar Triangles122

Polygons 123

Similar Polygons 124

The Circle 125

Solid Geometry 126

Area 127

Volume 128

Trigonometry 129

Analytic Geometry 133

Appendix Review of Equations 139

Linear Equations with One Variable 139

Equations with Denominators 142

Proportions 142

Non-Proportion Equations 144

Simultaneous Equations 145

Quadratic Equations 147

Answers to Practice Problems 149

Index 173

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    Hahaa Be smart

    This will help alot get this book app thing
    I use it to practice word problems

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