## Merriam-Webster's Guide to Everyday Math: A Home and Business ReferenceStep-by-step instructions for solving common math problems. Perfect for the office or home. - Practical answers to a range of questions from percentages, loans, and balance sheets to lumber dimensions and baseball stats - Features a quick-reference guide to formulas and conversions - Includes interesting sidebars and anecdotes |

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### Contents

Numbers and Calculating | 1 |

Fractions Decimals Percents | 2 |

Rounding Off | 20 |

Number Sequences | 22 |

Infinity and Infinitesimal | 26 |

The Vocabulary of Arithmetic | 27 |

Arithmetic Operations | 29 |

Exponents and Roots | 41 |

Astronomical Distances | 176 |

Sound | 181 |

Probability Gambling and Statistics | 188 |

Probability | 189 |

Counting Methods | 195 |

Odds and Mathematical Expectation | 209 |

Casino Games and Parimutuel Betting | 213 |

Statistics | 238 |

Logarithms | 45 |

Factorials | 51 |

Order of Operations | 52 |

Scientific Notation | 54 |

Calculator Calculation | 57 |

Algebra Geometry and Trigonometry | 61 |

Coordinate Geometry | 67 |

Classical Geometry | 74 |

Area and Volume of Geometric Figures | 81 |

Ratio and Proportion | 85 |

Trigonometry | 102 |

A Glance at Calculus | 112 |

Everyday Mathematics | 114 |

Energy Sources | 123 |

Construction | 129 |

Automobiles | 140 |

The Physical World | 151 |

Weather and the Environment | 153 |

Time | 157 |

Geography Navigation and Travel | 163 |

Correlation | 251 |

The Misuse of Statistics | 253 |

Baseball Statistics | 254 |

Business and Personal Finance | 257 |

Interest | 258 |

Calculating Interest Payments | 261 |

Annuities and Rents | 270 |

Mortgages | 278 |

Investing Money | 287 |

Stocks | 290 |

Bonds | 295 |

US Government Securities | 297 |

Mutual Funds | 301 |

TaxDeferred Investment Plans | 304 |

Investment Strategies | 309 |

Basic Bookkeeping | 312 |

Individual Income Tax | 320 |

Tables and Formulas | 323 |

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