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ISBN-13 9780321664341ISBN-10 0321664345
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ISBN-10 0-321-65279-7ISBN-13 978-0-321-65279-9
Author(s): Jeffrey Bennett; William Briggs
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2011 Pages: 744
Description

Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach, Fifth Edition increases students’ mathematical literacy so that they better understand the mathematics used in their daily lives, and can use math effectively to make better decisions every day. Contents are organized with that in mind, with engaging coverage in sections like Taking Control of Your Finances, Dividing the Political Pie, and a full chapter about Mathematics and the Arts.

This Fifth Edition offers new hands-on Activities for use with students in class, new ways for students to check their understanding through Quick Quizzes, and a new question type in MyMathLab that applies math to excerpts from recent news articles. In addition, the authors increase their coverage of consumer math, and provide a stronger emphasis on technology through new Using Technology features and exercises. The new Insider's Guideprovides instructors with tips and ideas for effective use of the text in teaching the course.

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