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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.
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