# Mathematics for the Trades

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Mathematics for the Trades, 7e focuses on the fundamental concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and trigonometry needed by students in technical trade programs. A wealth of exercises and applications within the test, coded by trade area, include such trades as machine tool, plumbing, carpentry, electrician, auto mechanic, construction, electronics, metal-working, landscaping, drafting, manufacturing, HVAC, police science, food service, and many other occupational and vocational programs. The authors interviewed trades workers, apprentices, teachers, and training program directors to ensure realistic problems and applications and added over 100 new exercises to this edition. The 7th edition continues the tradition of excellence that has made this text the number one book in the trades math market

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## Product details

- Paperback | 688 pages
- 208.3 x 271.8 x 25.4mm | 1,338.11g
- 08 Apr 2004
- Pearson Education (US)
- Pearson
- United States
- English
- 7th edition
- 0131145258
- 9780131145252

## Table of contents

Preface. How to Use This Book. 1. Arithmetic of Whole Numbers. Preview 1. Working with Whole Numbers. Subtraction of Whole Numbers. Multiplication of Whole Numbers. Division of Whole Numbers. Order of Operations. Problem Set 1. Using a Calculator I: Whole-Number Calculations. 2. Fractions. Preview 2. Working with Fractions. Multiplication of Fractions. Division of Fractions. Addition and Subtraction of Fractions. Using a Calculator II: Fractions. Problem Set 2. 3. Decimal Numbers. Preview 3. Addition and Subtraction of Decimals. Multiplication and Division of Decimal Numbers. Decimal Fractions. Problem Set 3. Using a Calculator III: Decimals. 4. Ratio, Proportion, and Percent. Preview 4. Ratio and Proportion. Introduction to Percent. Percent Problems. Applications of Percent Calculations. Applications of Ratio and Proportion. Problem Set 4. 5. Measurement. Preview 5. Working with Measurement Numbers. English Units and Unit Conversion. Metric Units. Direct Measurements. Problem Set 5. 6. Pre-Algebra. Preview 6. Addition of Signed Numbers. Subtraction of Signed Numbers. Multiplication and Division of Signed Numbers. Exponents and Square Roots. Problem Set 6. 7. Basic Algebra. Preview 7. Algebraic Language and Formulas. Adding and Subtracting Algebraic Expressions. Solving Simple Equations. Solving Equations Involving Two Operations. Solving More Equations and Formulas. Solving Word Problems. Multiplying and Dividing Algebraic Expressions. Scientific Notation. Problem Set 7. 8. Practical Plane Geometry. Preview 8. Angle Measurement. Area and Perimeter of Polygons. Triangles, Hexagons, and Irregular Polygons. Circles. Problem Set 8. 9. Solid Figures. Preview 9. Prisms. Pyramids and Frustums of Pyramids. Cylinders and Spheres. Cones and Frustums of Cones. Problem Set 9. 10. Triangle Trigonometry. Preview 10. Angles and Triangles. Trigonometric Ratios. Solving Right Triangles. Oblique Triangles (Optional). Problem Set 10. 11. Advanced Algebra. Preview 11. Systems of Equations. Quadratic Equations. Problem Set 11. Answers to Previews. Answers. Index. Index of Applications.

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