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Practical Math Applications

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ISBN-10: 0538727721

ISBN-13: 9780538727723

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Sharon Burton, Nelda Shelton

List price: $138.95
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Practical Math Applications offers users math skills needed for business and personal applications. The text begins with a comprehensive review of the basic math functions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) and progresses to fractions and decimals. Once the students have mastered the basics, they are introduced to practical applications that develop critical thinking skills. These applications include bank records, purchasing and pricing merchandise, payroll, taxes, insurance, consumer credit, and interest (simple and compound). This easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach allows students to work at their own pace. Numerous self-help tips, practice activities, and…    
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Book details

List price: $138.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 6/24/2004
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 464
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Sharon Burton is a professor in the Business Studies Division at Brookhaven College, and is also working in the Office of New Program Development, Dallas Community College District (DCCCD). She has 25+ years experience in community college teaching. Recently, she has been designing and teaching Internet courses, including business math, MS Office, and business writing. She has a BBA from Lamar University and a MBE from University of North Texas.

Nelda Shelton received her BS and MBE degrees from the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas. She has taught for Tarrant County College District, South Campus, Fort Worth, Texas, for 35 years in the Business and Office Administration Departments. Her teaching experience for the last ten years has been in business math and accounting, both in the classroom and distance learning via the Internet.

Basic Math Functions
Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Add and Subtract Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Multiply and Divide Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Introduction to Percents
Part, Rate, and Base
Percent of Increase and Decrease
Bank Services
The Checking Account
Bank Statement Reconciliation
Gross Earnings
Gross Pay for Various Compensation Methods
Payroll Deductions
Employee's Earnings Record and Payroll Register
Property Tax and Property Tax Rate
Unemployment Tax
Federal Income Tax
Health Insurance
Auto Insurance
Life Insurance
Property Insurance
Purchasing Merchandise
The Purchasing Cycle
Cash Discounts
Trade Discounts
Series Discounts
Sales Tax
Markup and Markdown
Concepts Used in Pricing Merchandise
Selling Price
Markup Rate
Markdown Rate
Simple Interest
Notes and Interest Variables
Compound Interest
Consumer Credit and Mortgage
Open-End Credit
Closed-End Credit
Mortgage Loans
Metrics and Currency
The Metric System