Math Word Problems Demystified 2/E

Paperback | August 9, 2011

byAllan Bluman

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Your solution to MATH word PROBLEMS!

Find yourself stuck on the tracks when two trains are traveling at different speeds? Help has arrived! Math Word Problems Demystified, Second Edition is your ticket to problem-solving success.

Based on mathematician George Polya's proven four-step process, this practical guide helps you master the basic procedures and develop a plan of action you can use to solve many different types of word problems. Tips for using systems of equations and quadratic equations are included. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning.

It's a no-brainer! You'll learn to solve:

  • Decimal, fraction, and percent problems
  • Proportion and formula problems
  • Number and digit problems
  • Distance and mixture problems
  • Finance, lever, and work problems
  • Geometry, probability, and statistics problems

    Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Math Word Problems Demystified, Second Edition helps you master this essential mathematics skill.

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Your solution to MATH word PROBLEMS!Find yourself stuck on the tracks when two trains are traveling at different speeds? Help has arrived! Math Word Problems Demystified, Second Edition is your ticket to problem-solving success.Based on mathematician George Polya's proven four-step process, this practical guide helps you master the bas...

Allan G. Bluman taught mathematics and statistics in high school, college, and graduate school for 39 years. He is the recipient of "An Apple for the Teacher Award" for bringing excellence to the learning environment and the "Most Successful Revision of a Textbook" award from McGraw-Hill. Mr. Bluman’s biographical record appears in Who...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.2 × 7.3 × 0.61 inPublished:August 9, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071763864

ISBN - 13:9780071763868

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Problem Solving
Chapter 2. Solving Decimal and Fraction Problems
Chapter 3. Solving Percent Problems
Chapter 4. Solving Proportion and Formula Problems
Chapter 5. Equations and Algebraic Representation
Chapter 6. Solving Number and Digit Problems
Chapter 7. Solving Coin and Age Problems
Chapter 8. Solving Distance and Mixture Problems
Chapter 9. Solving Finance, Lever, and Work Problems
Chapter 10. Solving Word Problems Using Two Equations
Chapter 11. Solving Word Problems Using Quadratic Equations
Chapter 12. Solving Word Problems in Geometry, Probability, and Statistics
Final Exam
Answers to Quizzes and Final Exam
Suggestions for Success in Mathematics
Index