Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach
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Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach

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Most students taking this course do so to fulfill a requirement, but the true benefit of the course is learning how to use and understand mathematics in daily life. This quantitative reasoning text is written expressly for those students, providing them with the mathematical reasoning and quantitative literacy skills they'll need to make good decisions throughout their liv

Hardcover, Fourth Edition, 848 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Addison Wesley (first published August 1st 1998)
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Apr 12, 2012 Peter rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommended to Peter by: Required for a class.
(Note: Reviewing "Mathematical Tools for the Real World: Using and Understanding Mathematics", a custom edition of this book used by Brigham Young University-Idaho)

This is a very basic math text used for a terminal math class. It is exactly what it sounds like, and it does a good job of it. It gets tedious at times, but what math textbook doesn't? I took this class right after completing precalculus, which is probably an influence on my opinion. The online portion is overrated and overpriced, bu...more
Boostamonte Lestabornaise
For a math book, it was really interesting! I loved that it explored the way math is used in our daily lives. I loved the way arguments are spelled out mathmatically!
This is the first math book where the text made sense. I could understand how to do the problems without needing a lecture. This book deals with real life math (taxes, mortgages, etc.) and has very useful formulas in it.
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