How Math Can Save Your Life: (And Make You Rich, Help You Find The One, and Avert Catastrophes)

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Wiley, Mar 8, 2010 - Mathematics - 256 pages

How to make lots of money, keep yourself safe, and even save the world-all by using a little simple math

Forget the dull, boring math you learned in school. This book shows you the powerful things math can do for you, with applications no teacher ever taught you in algebra class. How can you make money off credit card companies? Will driving a hybrid save you money in the long run? How do you know when he or she is "the one"?

From financial decisions to your education, job, health, and love life, you'll learn how the math you already know can help you get a lot more out of life.

  • Gives you fun, practical advice for using math to improve virtually every area of daily life
  • Includes straightforward explanations and easy-to-follow examples
  • Written by the author of the successful guide, How Math Explains the World

Filled with practical, indispensable guidance you can put to work every day, this book will safeguard your wallet and enrich every aspect of your life. You can count on it!

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Easy-to-read and succinct verbiage on how a normally 'dull' subject can really be useful in your everyday life! That age-old question, "Why do I need to know any math?" is answered in this book. The ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

James D. Stein is the author of How Math Explains the World: A Guide to the Power of Numbers, From Car Repair to Modern Physics and is a professor of mathematics at California State University, Long Beach. A graduate of Yale University and the University of California, Berkeley, he has taught college math for more than forty years.

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