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# Math for Grownups: Re-Learn the Arithmetic You Forgot from School So You Can, Calculate How Much That Raise Will Really Amount to (After Taxes) Figure Out If That New Fridge Will Actually Fit Help a Third Grader with His Fraction Homework Convert Calori

by
Laura Laing (Goodreads Author)

Ever wish you'd paid more attention in math class? From third grade to senior year of high school, it went in one ear and out the other, didn't it? But now you're staring at the new washer and dryer, trying to figure out the percentage of sales tax on the purchase price. You multiply something by something, right? Or you're scratching your head, wondering how to compute th
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ebook, 256 pages

Published
June 18th 2011
by Adams Media Corporation
(first published June 4th 2011)

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Author Laura Laing walks readers through several practical applications for math, from figuring out how much to tip to calculating the odds of winning the lottery. The scenarios vary from determining the size of your flower bed to financial related issues ( e.g., compounding returns, budgeting for re ...more

This book is a great read for anyo ...more

Laura walks the reader through everyday math, interest rates,percentages, the cost of a loan or the return on investments.

With clear and easy to understand language along with simple equations and formulas she will have you up and running in no time.

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When people learn that Laura Laing has a degree in mathematics, it’s always the same reaction: Widening eyes change to a puzzled look and then, “But aren’t you a writer?” Laura contends that writing great non-fiction is not much different from proving a(b + c) = ab + ac, except she gets to use words that are a whole lot more fun.

After receiving her undergraduate degree, Laura taught high school ma ...more

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