## Description

**Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach**prepares students for the mathematics they will encounter in college courses, their future career, and life in general. Its quantitative reasoning approach helps students to build the skills needed to understand major issues in everyday life, and compels students to acquire the problem-solving tools that they will need to think critically about quantitative issues in contemporary society.

**ALERT: **Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you **select the correct ISBN**. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, **you may need a CourseID**, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products.

__Packages__

Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase.

__Used or rental books__

If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code.

__Access codes__

Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase.

0321923219 / 9780321923219 Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach plus NEW MyMathLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

Package consists of:

0321431308 / 9780321431301 MyMathLab -- Glue-in Access Card

0321654064 / 9780321654069 MyMathLab Inside Star Sticker

0321914627 / 9780321914620 Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach 6/e

## Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Prologue: Literacy for the Modern World

**PART ONE: LOGIC AND PROBLEM SOLVING**

**1. Thinking Critically**

1A Living in the Media Age

1B Propositions and Truth Values

1C Sets and Venn Diagrams

1D Analyzing Arguments

1E Critical Thinking in Everyday Life

**2. Approaches to Problem Solving**

2A Working with Units

2B Problem-Solving with Units

2C Problem-Solving Guidelines and Hints

**PART TWO: QUANTITATIVE INFORMATION IN EVERYDAY LIFE**

**3. Numbers in the Real World**

3A Uses and Abuses of Percentages

3B Putting Numbers in Perspective

3C Dealing with Uncertainty

3D Index Numbers: The CPI and Beyond

3E How Numbers Can Deceive: Polygraphs, Mammograms, and More

**4. Managing Money**

4A Taking Control of Your Finances

4B The Power of Compounding

4C Savings Plans and Investments

4D Loan Payments, Credit Cards, and Mortgages

4E Income Taxes

4F Understanding the Federal Budget

**PART THREE: PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS**

**5. Statistical Reasoning**

5A Fundamentals of Statistics

5B Should You Believe a Statistical Study?

5C Statistical Tables and Graphs

5D Graphics in the Media

5E Correlation and Causality

**6. Putting Statistics to Work**

6A Characterizing Data

6B Measures of Variation

6C The Normal Distribution

6D Statistical Inference

**7. Probability: Living with the Odds**

7A Fundamentals of Probability

7B Combining Probabilities

7C The Law of Large Numbers

7D Assessing Risk

7E Counting and Probability

**PART FOUR: MODELING**

**8. Exponential Astonishment**

8A Growth: Linear versus Exponential

8B Doubling Time and Half-Life

8C Real Population Growth

8D Logarithmic Scales: Earthquakes, Sounds, and Acids

**9. Modeling Our World**

9A Functions: The Building Blocks of Mathematical Models

9B Linear Modeling

9C Exponential Modeling

**10. Modeling with Geometry**

10A Fundamentals of Geometry

10B Problem Solving with Geometry

10C Fractal Geometry

**PART FIVE: FURTHER APPLICATIONS**

**11. Mathematics and the Arts**

11A Mathematics and Music

11B Perspective and Symmetry

11C Proportion and the Golden Ratio

**12. Mathematics and Politics**

12A Voting: Does the Majority Always Rule?

12B Theory of Voting

12C Apportionment: The House of Representatives and Beyond

12D Dividing the Political Pie

Credits

Answers

Index

Enhance your learning experience with ** text-specific** study materials.

ISBN-13: 978-0-321-91532-0

$42.00 | Add to Cart

## Purchase Info

### Digital Choices ?

MyLab & Mastering with Pearson eText is a complete digital substitute for a print value pack at a lower price.

#### MyLab & Mastering ?

MyLab & Mastering products deliver customizable content and highly personalized study paths, responsive learning tools, and real-time evaluation and diagnostics. MyLab & Mastering products help move students toward the moment that matters most—the moment of true understanding and learning.

Buy AccessMathXL -- Instant Access -- for Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach, 6th Edition

$60.50 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-92219-9

#### eTextbook ?

With CourseSmart eTextbooks and eResources, you save up to 60% off the price of new print textbooks, and can switch between studying online or offline to suit your needs.

Once you have purchased your eTextbooks and added them to your CourseSmart bookshelf, you can access them anytime, anywhere.

$79.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-91537-5

### Print Choices

#### Alternative Options ?

Click on the titles below to learn more about these options.

$134.67 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-92320-2

Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach, 6th Edition

$194.00 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-91462-0

#### Loose Leaf Version ?

Books a la Carte are less-expensive, loose-leaf versions of the same textbook.

Using and Understanding Mathematics, Books a la Carte Edition, 6th Edition

$126.67 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-91533-7