Business Math Brief

Series
Pearson
Author
Cheryl Cleaves / Margie Hobbs / Jeffrey Noble  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
10
Language
English
Total pages
664
Pub.-date
November 2013
ISBN13
9781292039817
ISBN
1292039817
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For courses in business mathematics, personal finance, or small business management.

 

Business Math Brief, Tenth Edition unlocks the world of math by showing how it is used in the business world. Written in a conversational style, the book covers essential topics such as banking, interest, insurance, taxes, depreciation, and inventory. It carefully explains common business practices such as markup, markdown, and cash discounts–showing students how these tools work in small business or personal finance. Authors encourage self-starters from the beginning, with the review of basic math, annotated examples, stop and check exercises, skill builders and application exercises. This edition includes updated problem sets, new trends and laws, and the one-of-a-kind MyMathLab website.

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For courses in business mathematics, personal finance, or small business management.

 

Business Math Brief, Tenth Edition unlocks the world of math by showing how it is used in the business world. Written in a conversational style, the book covers essential topics such as banking, interest, insurance, taxes, depreciation, and inventory. It carefully explains common business practices such as markup, markdown, and cash discounts–showing students how these tools work in small business or personal finance. Authors encourage self-starters from the beginning, with the review of basic math, annotated examples, stop and check exercises, skill builders and application exercises. This edition includes updated problem sets, new trends and laws, and the one-of-a-kind MyMathLab website.

 

Hallmark Features

 

Engages students with a conversational, easy-to-read, and highly accessible tone—with a reading level comparable to that of typical daily newspapers or consumer magazines.

 

 

Covers essential business math topics—such as banking, interest, consumer credit, mortgages, investments, insurance, taxes, depreciation, inventory, financial statements.

 

 

Discusses important business practices—including payroll, markup, markdown, trade discounts, cash discounts, and business statistics.

 

 

Shows how business math is used in real life—using Business Math Case Videos, examples, applications, chapter openers, and case studies.

 

 

Encourages students to be self-starters and problem-solvers—by including a Basic Math Review, annotated Examples, Stop and Check exercises Skill Builders and Application section exercises, and a Five-Step Problem-Solving Strategy.

 

 

Offers exceptional end-of-chapter review and assessment—including Chapter Summary, two complete Problem Sets (A & B), a Practice Test, and advanced Critical Thinking questions.

 

 

Integrates study aids—such as Learning Outcomes, How To prompts, and Did You Know strategies.

 

 

Includes keystrokes and instructions for Using Financial and Graphing Calculator Applications—complete with an introduction to financial applications and worksheets found on the TI BA II Plus and TI-84-Plus calculators, as well as general instructions for a variety of calculators, and tips for Excel users.

 

 

Offers technology to support problems sets including:

  • Downloadable Excel templates—for selected problems throughout the book
  • MathXL® Tutorials on CD—providing algorithmically generated practice exercises correlated at the objective level to the text’s exercises, with guided solutions designed to engage students
  • Business Math Excel Applications and Excel for Business Math Lab Manual online worktext—teaching basic Excel skills, and showing how to use Excel to perform common business math topics
  • InterAct Math Tutorial Website—offering more practice and tutorial help
  • One-of-a-kind MyMathLab website—containing award-winning and proven e-learning content to boost math performance.

New to this Edition

More coverage of electronic banking (Chapter 4) reflects the latest financial trends.

 

Explanation of new payroll, consumer credit and tax laws (Chapters 10, 12) keeps your course current.

 

New investment and insurance options reflect recent changes in the marketplace.

 

New Stop and Check Exercises and Section Exercises mapped to examples so students have more in-text help.

 

Expanded calculator examples reference more calculator options.

 

Updated examples and exercises reflect current products and prices.

 

New chapter openers and case studies include fresh examples such as Progeny Plastics, Inc. and Aspen Lake Extreme.

 

More MyMathLab resources provide new opportunities for e-learning and online assessment.

Table of Contents

1. Review of Whole Numbers and Integers

2. Review of Fractions

3. Decimals

4. Banking

5. Equations

6. Percents

7. Business Statistics

8. Trade and Cash Discounts

9. Markup and Markdown

10. Payroll

11. Simple Interest and Simple Discount

12. Consumer Credit

13. Compound Interest, Future Value, and Present Value

14. Annuities and Sinking Funds

15. Building Wealth Through Investments

16. Mortgages

 

APPENDIX A: THE REAL WORLD: VIDEO CASE STUDIES

APPENDIX B: STOP AND CHECK SOLUTIONS

APPENDIX C: ANSWERS TO ODD-NUMBERED EXERCISES

 

Glossary/Index