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Overview

Requiring a basic knowledge of arithmetic, this book familiarizes users with some of mathematical skills involved in the food service industry. It also focuses on the discipline and organization needed to achieve success using mathematics in everyday life. Chapter topics include a fractional, decimal, and algebra review; fractions and percents; interest: simple, compound, credit cards.; pie and bar graphs; checking accounts; price lists/requisitions/purchase orders/invoices; guest checks, tips, guestimation; pay checks, business income statement; converting; adding weights and measures; costing: menus, markups, food cost percent; recipes: yields, costing, converting; and bakers formulas. For individuals preparing for success in the food service industry—and life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130319371
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 278,229
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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A NOTE TO THE STUDENT

This text assumes that you, the student, have had a basic course in arithmetic skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and percents. The coverage of these topics is not intended to be complete. For a complete and thorough understanding of decimals, fractions, and percents, you should consult a text dedicated to teaching a complete knowledge of these topics.

In addition, this textbook does not teach every mathematical skill needed in the food service industry. There are numerous computational skills involved in running a food service business including business taxes, employee payroll, payroll taxes, mortgages, interest rates, amortization, and depreciation, just to name a very few. What this textbook does offer you is a great deal of good examples of mathematical skills you can use in your day-to-day life as well as in your pursuit of a career in the food service industry.

Mathematics is considered a discipline and thus needs to be practiced daily. Organization is one key to success with mathematics. By keeping your thoughts and work orderly, your thinking will become more clear and precise. The quality of your work will improve greatly.

Use the examples in this text as your teacher. Read an example, see how it is worked out, then cover it up with a piece of paper. Try to recreate the solution. If you get stuck, peek . . . then cover it up and try again. Keep up this process until you can successfully recreate the solution. I guarantee that if you don't just give up and go on to the next example, this technique will program your computer brain. You will have success!

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Table of Contents

I. REVIEW.

1. Fractional Review.

2. Decimal Review.

3. Algebra Review.

II. NECESSARY MATH.

4. Percents.

5. Fractions and Percents.

6. Interest: Simple, Compound, Credit Cards.

7. Pie Graphs and Bar Graphs.

III. RECORD KEEPING.

8. Checking Accounts.

9. Price Lists, Requisitions, Purchase Orders, Invoices.

10. Guest Checks, Tips, Guestimation.

11. Pay Checks and Income Statements.

IV. FOOD SERVICE MATH.

12. Converting Weights and Measures.

13. Adding Weights and Measures.

14. Costing.

15. Recipes: Yields, Converting, Costing.

16. Bakers' Formulas.

APPENDICES.

Appendix 1. Food Weight/Volume Equivalents.

Appendix 2. Conversion Chart 1.

Appendix 3. Answers to the Odd Numbered Exercises 1.

Index.

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Preface

A NOTE TO THE STUDENT

This text assumes that you, the student, have had a basic course in arithmetic skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and percents. The coverage of these topics is not intended to be complete. For a complete and thorough understanding of decimals, fractions, and percents, you should consult a text dedicated to teaching a complete knowledge of these topics.

In addition, this textbook does not teach every mathematical skill needed in the food service industry. There are numerous computational skills involved in running a food service business including business taxes, employee payroll, payroll taxes, mortgages, interest rates, amortization, and depreciation, just to name a very few. What this textbook does offer you is a great deal of good examples of mathematical skills you can use in your day-to-day life as well as in your pursuit of a career in the food service industry.

Mathematics is considered a discipline and thus needs to be practiced daily. Organization is one key to success with mathematics. By keeping your thoughts and work orderly, your thinking will become more clear and precise. The quality of your work will improve greatly.

Use the examples in this text as your teacher. Read an example, see how it is worked out, then cover it up with a piece of paper. Try to recreate the solution. If you get stuck, peek . . . then cover it up and try again. Keep up this process until you can successfully recreate the solution. I guarantee that if you don't just give up and go on to the next example, this technique will program your computer brain. You will have success!

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