Business Mathematics

Business Mathematics

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For Business Math or Mathematics for Business (Algebra-based) courses

Widely hailed for its focus on students' needs, this classic algebra-based introduction to business math text takes care to present each topic in a clear and logical manner-with detailed explanations of all steps and concise discussions describing the business applications of each topic. This dual approach sharpens the mathematical skills of students preparing to enter business employment while also providing an introduction to accounting, finance, insurance, statistics, taxation, and other math-related subjects. Consumer math applications, such as bank reconciliation, discounting, markups and markdowns, installment purchases, and simple and compound interest are also covered in depth.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 752 pages
  • 203.2 x 251.46 x 43.18mm | 1,451.49g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 9th edition
  • 0131140140
  • 9780131140141

Table of contents


1. Review of Operations.

Arithmetic Techniques. Using a Calculator.

2. Using Equations.

Basic Equations. Written Problems. Ratio and Proportion.

3. Review of Percent.

Basic Percent. Percent Equation Forms. Word Problems Using Percents.


4. Basic Statistics and Graphs.

Averages. Averages (Grouped Data). Standard Deviation. Index Numbers. Graphs.

5. Taxes.

Sales Tax. Property Tax.

6. Insurance.

Business Insurance. Motor Vehicle Insurance. Life Insurance.

7. Checkbook and Cash Records.

Checkbook Records. Cash Records.

8. Wages and Payrolls.

Computing Wages-Salary. Computing Wages-Commission. Computing Wages-Hourly Rate Basis. Computing Wages-Production Basis. Net Weekly Payrolls. Quarterly Earnings Report and Returns.

9. Depreciation and Overhead.

Depreciation. Partial-Year Depreciation. Overhead.

10. Financial Statements and Ratios.

Income Statement. Balance Sheet. Inventory Turnover. Inventory Valuation.

11. Distribution of Profit and Loss.

Distribution of Profits in a Corporation. Distribution of Profits in a Partnership.


12. Commercial Discounts.

Trade Discounts. Cash Discounts.

13. Markup.

Markup Based on Cost. Markup Based on Selling Price. Marking Perishables.

14. Markdown.

Actual Selling Price. Markdown versus Loss.


15. Simple Interest.

Basic Simple Interest. Ordinary Time and Exact Time. Ordinary Interest and Exact Interest. Simple Interest Notes. Present Value.

16. Bank Discount.

Simple Discount Notes. Maturity Values (and Rediscounting Notes). Discounting Notes to Take Advantage of Cash Discount. Summary of Simple Interest and Simple Discount.

17. Multiple Payment Plans.

United States Rule. Installment Plans: Open End. Installment Plans: Set Payments. Installment Plan Prepayments.

18. Compound Interest.

Compound Interest (by Computation). Compound Amount (Using Tables). Interest Compounded Daily. Present Value (at Compound Interest).

19. Annuities, Sinking Funds and Amoritization.

Amount of an Annuity. Present Value of an Annuity. Sinking Funds and Bonds. Amortization. Review.


A. Arithmetic.

Reading Numbers. Whole Numbers. Common Fractions. Decimal Fractions.

B. Metric and Currency Conversions.

Metric Conversion. Foreign Currency Conversion.

Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems.
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