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# How Math Can Save Your Life: (And Make You Rich, Help You Find The One, and Avert Catastrophes)

How to make lots of money, keep yourself safe, and even save the world-all by using a little simple math

Forget the dull, boring math you learned in school. This book shows you the powerful things math can do for you, with applications no teacher ever taught you in algebra class. How can you make money off credit card companies? Will driving a hybrid save you money in the l...more

Forget the dull, boring math you learned in school. This book shows you the powerful things math can do for you, with applications no teacher ever taught you in algebra class. How can you make money off credit card companies? Will driving a hybrid save you money in the l...more

Hardcover, 256 pages

Published
March 1st 2010
by Wiley
(first published 2010)

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The author, James Stein, a professor of mathematics at California State, Long Beach, has a secondary goal of improving mathematics education in high schools (mostly by de-emphasizing algebra and going back to useful basics).

Each of the 14 chapters explains...more

Ultimately, this book could have been renamed "How Probability Can Help You Understand Your World Better", because that was the core of the book. He does address other issues, and uses logic in other places to good effect. But overall, I think the book was just so-so. And I consider myself a math geek.

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