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Business Mathematics Worktext, 2/e

Esther Highland
Charles Peselnick, DeVry Institute of Technology

Coming November, 1999 by Prentice Hall Career & Technology

Copyright 2000, 576 pp.
ISBN 0-13-040103-X

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For algebra-based courses in Business Math at the technical school, community college, or college level. This established worktext remains the most current, well-organized, and well-written business math book available. Incorporating computer spreadsheet exercises throughout, it emphasizes a logical and careful approach to solving the types of problems encountered in today's business world. Its paperback format enables students to write answers directly in the text, tear out pages, and hand in assignments as needed. It is based on Highland's popular Business Math text.


NEW—All computer spreadsheet exercises changed from Lotus 1-2-3 to Microsoft Excel.

  • Gives students more practice with the industry-standard software used today.
NEW—Authors have used and class-tested the text for 14 years and have incorporated feedback from both students and instructors.
  • A proven text that will give students an extremely useful learning tool for business math.
NEW—Answers for spreadsheet exercises—Provided in Instructor's Manual.
  • Eliminates the need for instructors to write computer exercises as a supplement to their course.
NEW—Updated information on new laws, tax rates, etc.
  • Keeps students up to date on current business trends and events.
NEW—20% new, with 80% updated problems, new or additional illustrations and reorganization of some homework problems.
  • Gives students a wide variety of real exercises and problems for a more practical learning experience.
Expanded Test Yourself sections— Corresponds more closely to the problems presented throughout the chapter.
  • Gives students a more consistent presentation of material and helps reinforce concepts.
Computer spreadsheet exercises—At the end of every chapter. Provides an opportunity to practice spreadsheet mathematics in Microsoft Excel; includes illustrations of some of the main Excel functions, formulas, and commands.
  • Gives students practice with real-world skills they will need to compete in the modern business environment.
Manageable chapter content—Divides chapter material into numbered sections with accompanying Test Yourself problems and solutions keyed specifically to each chapter's content.
  • Enables students to digest and practice the material in more manageable pieces.
Calculator Hints incorporated throughout.
  • Shows students effective and efficient use of the calculator.
Basic computer programs.
  • Helps students understand how to use the computer to solve problems.
A section on reading stock and bond tables—Integrates real-world applications of published financial information.
  • Shows students real-world applications of text concepts.

Table of Contents
    1. Essential Mathematics.
    2. Percents and Their Applications.
    3. Pricing a Product.
    4. Commercial Discounts.
    5. Accounting Topics: Depreciation and Valuation of Inventory.
    6. Accounting Topics: Partnership Profits and Payroll.
    7. Borrowing Money: Interest.
    8. Borrowing Money: Bank Discounts.
    9. Consumer Credit.
    10. Compound Interest.
    11. Annuities.
    12. Understanding Statistics.
    13. Investing.
    Appendix A: Review of Arithmetic.
    Appendix B: The Metric System.
    Appendix C: Tables.
    Answers and Solutions to Try These Problems and Test Yourself Problems.
    Answers to Odd-Numbered End-of-Chapter Problems.


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