MTH 150 Text & Exercises

Text

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Bennett, Briggs, Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach, 4th Ed, Addison Wesley, 2005.

Student Companion Website (Note: This is for the 3rd edition, but it is still very appropriate for the 4th ed)

Exercises

Chapter 1 - Thinking Critically
1A Recognizing Fallacies 11-20, 21,22,23,27,29,30,32,35,35
1B Propositions & Truth Values 31-36, 39-44, 51-60, 71-76,77-82,87-93
1D Analyzing Arguments 25-32
Chapter 2 - Approaches to Problem Solving
2A Problem-Solving Power of Units 32,34,43,44,46,54,55,62,63,71,78,84,94
2B Standardized Units 34-44,54,56,58,76,79,80,84,94,106
Chapter 3 - Numbers in the Real World
3A Uses and Abuses of Percentages 49,54,61,62,64,65,67,72,75,76,79,84,85,89,94,95,98,112,119
3B Putting Numbers in Perspective 31,39,41,42,49,50,70,76
3D Index Numbers: CPI and Beyond 27,29,30,35,36,43
3E How Numbers Deceive 21,24,25,27,28,30,35,36
Chapter 4 - Financial Management
4A Taking Control of Your Finances 24,25,30-33,35,37,38,51,57,62
4B The Power of Compounding 41,42,45-48,53,54,61,71
4D Loan Payments, Credit Cards, and Mortgages 11,13,14,25,26,43,45,46
Chapter 5 - Statistical Reasoning
5A Fundamentals of Statistics 14-17, 19,20,22, 27-30, 31-34, 37,38, 40-42, 45-48, 51-54, 57-59
5B Should You Believe a Statistical Study? 15,16,19-24,31-33,45, 46, 49-54
5C Statistical Tables and Graphs 13,14,25,26, 31-36, 38,39,40,43, 47, 49,50,53
Chapter 6 - Putting Statistics to Work
6A Characterizing a Data Distribution 18,21,25,26,21-40
6B Measures of Variation 19,22,27,28,31-34
6C The Normal Distribution 15,19,20,23-28,29,30,31-34,39,51-54
6D Statistical Inference 35-42
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