By Allen R. Angel
In a Liberal Arts Math path, a typical query scholars ask is, “Why do i need to recognize this?” A Survey of arithmetic with purposes continues to be a best-seller since it indicates scholars how we use arithmetic in our day-by-day lives and why this is important. The 9th version additional emphasizes this with the addition of latest “Why this is often Important” sections in the course of the textual content. Real-life and updated examples inspire the subjects all through, and a variety of routines aid scholars to strengthen their problem-solving and significant considering abilities.
Angel, Abbott, and Runde current the cloth in a manner that's transparent and obtainable to non-math majors. The textual content encompasses a good selection of math themes, with contents which are versatile to be used in anybody- or two-semester Liberal Arts Math path.
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