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Just a word | |

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Lifetime Money Strategy | |

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What's Future Money Worth Now? | |

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Whither the Dollar? | |

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Quick Look at Monthly Money | |

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How a Retirement Plan Grows | |

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Figuring Inflation into Retirement | |

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How Much Life Insurance? | |

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Forecasting Your Income | |

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Are You Throwing Away a House? | |

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Living on a Savings Account | |

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Appraise a Bank Bargain | |

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Strategy for Checking | |

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Factoring Inflation into Income | |

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How Much Can You Take Out? | |

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Casing Inflation | |

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That Old Bugaboo, Average Rate of Increase | |

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The Mortgage that Pays YOU | |

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Lazy Person's Withdrawal Chart | |

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Money Now or Money Later? | |

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Prepay That Mortgage? | |

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Some Personal Things | |

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Figuring Your Life Expectancy | |

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Decisions: His Way or Hers? | |

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Does College Pay? | |

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Getting Pregnant | |

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Does a Second Job Pay? | |

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Junior Doses | |

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Chart Your Biorhythms? | |

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Interest and Saving | |

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Yield and the Rule of 72 | |

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Fooling Around with Old 72 | |

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What's That Rate of Return? | |

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The Day You Save | |

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Figuring Simple Interest | |

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Figuring Compound Interest | |

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Interest Compounded Continuously | |

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Effective Rate of Interest | |

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Beware the Iron Law | |

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How Much Goes for Interest? | |

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When Interest Rates Change | |

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The Interesting e | |

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Comparing Retirement Plans | |

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Interest by Calculator | |

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How Regular Savings Grow | |

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Saving: How Much per Month? | |

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Figuring a Set-Aside | |

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How Much Interest Are You Getting? | |

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Investing | |

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Finding Earned-Growth Rate | |

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Tailoring an Investment | |

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Local Taxes and Investing | |

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Keogh? Ira? | |

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Compounding Your Money | |

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Retirement Fund Accumulation | |

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What Does an Annuity Cost? | |

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How Much Annuity Can You Buy? | |

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What's an Annuity Worth? | |

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Decoding the Phony "Average Return" | |

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How Does Dollar Averaging Work? | |

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Super Dollar-Cost Averaging | |

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Value-Averaging Your Investment | |

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What's a Tax-Exempt Bond Worth? | |

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Income from Capital | |

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How'd That Investment Do? | |

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The Moving Average | |

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How Much Does a Treasury Bill Yield? | |

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Is Tax-Free for You? | |

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What Percent Does a Stock Yield? | |

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Figuring Percentage Gain | |

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Total Return and the Deceptive Average | |

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Understanding Bond Language | |

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Other People's Money | |

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The Everlasting Payoff | |

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Credit: How Much Is Too Much? | |

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How's Your Credit Rating? | |

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Real Cost of a Discounted Loan | |

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Calculating the Cost of Credit | |

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Figuring an Early Payoff | |

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Payoff Rule of 78s | |

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When You Make Partial Payment | |

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How Big Is That Carrying Charge? | |

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What, Borrow on My Life Insurance? | |

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Getting a Home Loan | |

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Hiring the Money | |

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How Much Can You Get? | |

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That Important Percent | |

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Variable or Fixed? | |

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Those Tricky Points | |

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Penalties, Options, Balloons | |

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Closing Costs | |

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Assume or Buy Subject To? | |

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How About a Second? | |

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The Land Contract | |

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Trying a Mortgage for Size | |

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How Much per Year? | |

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Figuring a FLIP | |

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Cost of a Mortgage Bargain | |

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Hidden Side of a Home Loan | |

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How Much Will Your Payments Be? | |

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Setting Up a Payment Schedule | |

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Spending | |

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The (Relatively) Painless Budget | |

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Buy Now? Buy Later? | |

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How Much Inflation? | |

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Puzzle of the Price Markup | |

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What's That Price Increase? | |

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A Look Today at Tomorrow's Costs | |

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Realism at the Supermarket | |

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Buy Meat Wholesale? | |

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High Cost of Living Like a Dog | |

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How Much Rebate? | |

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Inflation and the Metric Trick | |

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Measuring Things | |

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Human Yardstick | |

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How's the Wind Up There? | |

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Power of a Wave | |

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Weighing with Coins | |

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Comparing TV Picture Sizes | |

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Measuring the Unmeasurable | |

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How Tall Is It? | |

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Height by Trig | |

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How Big Is a Tree? | |

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Speed of Sound in Water | |

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How Much Does It Slope? | |

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Light Through a Prism | |

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Estimating Water Flow | |

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How Far Away Is It? | |

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How Fast the Fall? | |

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How Deep the Well? | |

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The Metric Nickel | |

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How High Is Up? | |

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Measuring Height by Angle | |

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How Big a Pinhole? | |

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How Fast Will It Cool? | |

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How Cold Will It Get? | |

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Recipes for Odd Numbers | |

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House Planning | |

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Where To Live | |

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How Big a House? | |

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How Much Wind Can This Building Take? | |

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Figuring Window Location | |

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Costly Window Placement | |

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How Much Glass? | |

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How Much Solar Overhang? | |

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Choosing a Solar Angle | |

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Fighting Noise Pollution | |

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Figuring Plumbing Plans | |

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Building Things | |

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Aggregate for Concrete | |

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Figuring Ready-Mix | |

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When You Mix Concrete | |

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Framing: 16- or 24-Inch? | |

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Expansion of Acrylic Sheets | |

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Figuring Kitchen Cabinets | |

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How Stout Is Rough Lumber? | |

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How Big a Beam from a Log? | |

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To Build a Winding Stairway | |

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How to Figure Steps | |

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Measuring at Home | |

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How Big Is a Room? | |

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Three-Four-Five Is Not the Only Square | |

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When an Area Is Irregular | |

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How Many Floor Tiles? | |

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How Many Squares to a Roof? | |

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Wallpaper: How Many Rolls? | |

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Measuring for Paneling | |

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How Much Paint? | |

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To Draw a Contour Map | |

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How Much Water Are You Using? | |

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How Hard Is Your Water? | |

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To Measure a Chair | |

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Rafters and Beams | |

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To Cut a Rafter | |

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The Tangent and the Rafter | |

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Beams: How Strong, How Stiff? | |

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Strength of a Beam | |

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When Beams Get B-I-G | |

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Case of the Unequally Loaded Beam | |

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Figuring Deflection | |

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Anyone for Cantilevers? | |

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Horizontal Shear | |

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Around the House | |

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How Many Degree Days? | |

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Sizing a Wood Stove | |

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Cord of Wood, Ton of Coal | |

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Wood or Coal? | |

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Comparing Furnace Efficiencies | |

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What Does Heat Cost? | |

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How Much Heat Loss? | |

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Costing a Heat Pump | |

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Heat Storage, Heat Loss | |

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Trying a Cooler for Size | |

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Meeting Insulation Requirements | |

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Figuring Areas for Insulation | |

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How Much Insulation? | |

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Shading a House | |

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To Ventilate a House | |

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What's a Square Foot of Ventilation? | |

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How Much Can the Sun Save You? | |

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Capacity of a Solar Water Heater | |

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What Will a Circuit Take? | |

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What's a Switch Worth? | |

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Working Out an Island Sink | |

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Loading a Waterbed | |

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Aiming a Satellite Dish | |

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Operating Your Shelter | |

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To Build a House | |

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Managing a Mortgage | |

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Shrink a Mortgage? | |

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Your Depreciating House | |

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How to Sell a House | |

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Property-Tax Strategy | |

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How Much Home Insurance? | |

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Cost-Effective Energy Saver? | |

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Fueling the Water Heater | |

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How Much Heat in Firewood? | |

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What Does Fuel Cost? | |

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Mobile Home--Does It Figure? | |

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Free Color TV? | |

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Cork in the Eye | |

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Workshop Numbers | |

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How Big a Box? | |

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How Wide Is This Board? | |

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To Divide a Board | |

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How Big the Bolt or Screw? | |

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Confounded Compound Cuts | |

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How Big a Pipe Wrench? | |

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From RPM to SFM in One Jump | |

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Shelf Math | |

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Figuring Torque | |

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What Size Wrench? | |

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How Fat a Wire? | |

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Radius of an Arc | |

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How Tall Is My Grandfather? | |

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Your Car | |

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What Does a Car Cost? | |

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How Long to Charge a Battery | |

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What Do Skid Marks Tell? | |

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Going Sixty | |

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Analyzing Gas-Station Lines | |

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Engine Displacement | |

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Travel | |

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Jet Lag | |

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Tactics for Travel Funds | |

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What Does Devaluation Cost? | |

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Global Distances | |

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The Tricky Average Speed | |

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Your Clothing Size | |

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More Dangerous Way To Go? | |

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How Warm Is a Sleeping Bag? | |

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Liters, Kilometers, Gallons | |

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What's That in Real Money? | |

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Finding a Mach Number | |

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Thinking About Time Travel | |

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Einstein: Mass at Speed | |

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Outdoors | |

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Weigh a Mountain, Measure a Pond | |

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Water Over the Dam | |

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Water Power Calculated Quickly | |

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Horsepower in a Stream | |

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Water and Kilowatts | |

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How Far Can You See at Sea? | |

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The Accurate Cricket | |

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Camera's Hyperfocal Distance | |

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Need a Ped Xing? | |

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Acceleration from Gravity | |

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How To Bank a Road | |

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Underpass for a Bicycle | |

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When the Tide? | |

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How High the Tide? | |

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Ship's Propulsion Power | |

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How Far the Projectile? | |

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Quick Height Measurement | |

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How High the Shot? | |

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How Long to Fall? | |

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Where on Earth Is It? | |

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Speed and Power | |

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Figuring Air Pressure | |

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Siting a Windmill | |

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How Much Wind Is Enough? | |

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That Wind-Chill Factor | |

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How Many Stars? | |

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To Rate a Quake | |

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Figuring Binoculars | |

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Fun and Games | |

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How Far Can a Gamble Miss? | |

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Will You Win a Trifecta? | |

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Balancing a Tournament | |

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The Cool, Calculating Tennist | |

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Basic Blackjack | |

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Doing Better at 21 | |

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Actually Winning at Blackjack | |

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Horseshoe Math | |

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Business Decisions | |

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Real-Estate Cash Flow | |

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How Cash Flow Works | |

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What's the Profit Rate? | |

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Buying Earned-Growth Rate | |

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Figuring Fiscal Ratios | |

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How Durable the Building? | |

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Counting Absenteeism | |

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Conversions | |

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Minutes and Seconds to Decimals | |

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Heat by the Watt | |

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Strength of Steel | |

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Quick Metric: Temperature | |

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Quick Metric: Length | |

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Quick Metric: Weight and Volume | |

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Measuring Angles | |

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Those Metric Prefixes | |

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Jumping from Log to Log | |

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Do As the Romans Did | |

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Decimal to Fraction and Back | |

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Going in Circles | |

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Parlez-Vous Hexadecimal? | |

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Math in a Hurry | |

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Breaking Down Numbers | |

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Great Chief Sohcahtoa | |

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The Squaring Trick | |

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Halving a Mixed Fraction | |

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Pint's a Pound | |

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Illusion of the Shifting Base | |

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The Catch-22 Deduction | |

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Totaling Fibonaccis | |

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Multiply Like a Peasant? | |

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Easy Iteration | |

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Smidgens to Oodles | |

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What, Me Solve Quadratics? | |

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Add-On Taxes and Take-Off Discounts | |

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Depreciation by Sum of Years' Digits | |

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Addition Helper | |

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Add Without Carrying | |

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Subtract Without Subtracting | |

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Mix It the Midpoint Way | |

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Better Way to Mix It? | |

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Triangle a Problem | |

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How Big Is a Triangle? | |

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Approximate a Time Payment | |

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What Percent of...? | |

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Percents, Decimals, Fractions | |

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Quick Fractions | |

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That Tricky Percentage Increase | |

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Chance and Statistics | |

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Heads or Tails? | |

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The Triangle of Chance | |

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Probability by Subtraction | |

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Flip a Coin | |

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Zips and Plates | |

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Learning from a Sample | |

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The Rabbit-Sandwich Average | |

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Standard Deviation Two Ways | |

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How to Get Facts from Figures | |

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Looking a Correlation in the Eye | |

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Reality And Illusion | |

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How to Draw a Fact | |

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Hornswoggled by a Bar Chart? | |

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The Illusory Line Graph | |

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Figures Don't Lie? | |

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How to Find a Prominent Number | |

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The Prisoner's Dilemma | |

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Conquering a Map Chart | |

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Taking a Problem Apart | |

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How Lethal Is My Warhead? | |

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Those Awful Work Problems | |

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Stretching A Calculator | |

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Calculator Counting | |

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Dividing into a Number | |

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Percentages by Calculator | |

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Square Roots and Diagonals | |

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Cube Root and Beyond | |

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Divide by Multiplying | |

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Finding the Remarkable e | |

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The Hyperbolic Rope | |

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Squares and More | |

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Calculating Reciprocals | |

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Two Reciprocal Tricks | |

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Finding Sums of Products | |

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Coping with Big, Bad Numbers | |

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Bigger, Badder Numbers | |

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Memory at the Market | |

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To Make a Payment Book | |

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Easy Calculator Subtraction | |

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Testing a Scientific Calculator | |

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Calculator Superstretcher | |

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Computer Does Numbers | |

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Your 50-Pound Pocket Calculator? | |

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BASIC Tips for Math-by-Computer | |

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Table of Powers | |

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Watch Your Money Grow | |

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Anatomy of a Program | |

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From Interest to Yield | |

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How Big a Beam? | |

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Rent or Buy? | |

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Loan Payments Figured Fast | |

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Print a Payment Table | |

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The Mortgage-Payoff Miracle | |

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Index | |