Business Mathematics Worktext, 2/e
Charles Peselnick, DeVry Institute of Technology
Coming November, 1999 by Prentice Hall Career & Technology
Copyright 2000, 576 pp.
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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.
NEWAll computer spreadsheet exercises
changed from Lotus 1-2-3 to Microsoft Excel.
NEWAuthors have used and class-tested
the text for 14 years and have incorporated feedback from both
students and instructors.
- Gives students more practice with the industry-standard
software used today.
NEWAnswers for spreadsheet exercisesProvided
in Instructor's Manual.
- A proven text that will give students an extremely
useful learning tool for business math.
NEWUpdated information on new laws,
tax rates, etc.
- Eliminates the need for instructors to write computer
exercises as a supplement to their course.
NEW20% new, with 80% updated problems,
new or additional illustrations and reorganization of some homework
- Keeps students up to date on current business
trends and events.
Expanded Test Yourself sections Corresponds
more closely to the problems presented throughout the chapter.
- Gives students a wide variety of real exercises and
problems for a more practical learning experience.
Computer spreadsheet exercisesAt 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 a more consistent presentation of material
and helps reinforce concepts.
Manageable chapter contentDivides chapter
material into numbered sections with accompanying Test Yourself
problems and solutions keyed specifically to each chapter's content.
- Gives students practice with real-world skills they
will need to compete in the modern business environment.
Calculator Hints incorporated throughout.
- Enables students to digest and practice the material
in more manageable pieces.
Basic computer programs.
- Shows students effective and efficient use of the
A section on reading stock and bond tablesIntegrates
real-world applications of published financial information.
- Helps students understand how to use the computer
to solve problems.
- Shows students real-world applications of text concepts.
1. Essential Mathematics.
2. Percents and Their Applications.
3. Pricing a Product.
4. Commercial Discounts.
5. Accounting Topics: Depreciation and Valuation of
6. Accounting Topics: Partnership Profits and Payroll.
7. Borrowing Money: Interest.
8. Borrowing Money: Bank Discounts.
9. Consumer Credit.
10. Compound Interest.
12. Understanding Statistics.
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.