Book: Business Math For Dummies
Publisher: For Dummies
Business and mathematics — they just seem to go together. Of course, I could make a case for any topic to successfully mesh with math. Then again, I’m a bit prejudiced. But you have to agree that you can’t do much in the home or in the business or real estate worlds without a good, solid mathematical background.I became interested in writing Business Math For Dummies because of Jon, one of my children. He works with real estate agents and managers, and over time he heard a recurring complaint: This or that agent hadn’t done math in a long time and couldn’t remember how to do the proper computations. Sure, computers and calculators do the actual arithmetic, but you have to know what to enter into the computer or calculator. Finding the area of a circular garden isn’t terribly difficult if you know how to use the formula for the area of a circle, but it can be tricky if you haven’t used that formula in a long time.For instance, you may not remember what pi is (and I don’t mean the apple or cherry variety). And who would have thought that you’d ever need to solve a proportion after you grew up and got a job? The math in the business world isn’t difficult, but it does take a refresher or a bit of relearning. And here you find it — all in one spot.In this book, you find tons of mathematical explanations coupled with some sample business or financial problems. I show you the steps used in the math and explain how the answers help you complete a transaction or continue on with a project.