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@Read Book í Math for Grownups ⚪ Ever wish you d paid attention in math class From third grade to senior year of high school, it went in one ear and out the other, didn t it But now you re staring at the new washer and dryer, trying to figure out the percentage of sales tax on the purchase price You multiply something by something, right Or you re scratching your head, wondering how to compute the odds that your football team will take next Sunday s game You re pretty sure that involved ratios The problem is, you can t quite rememberHere you get an adult refresher and real life context with examples ranging from how to figure out how many shingles it takes to re roof the garage to the formula for resizing Mom s tomato sauce recipe for your entire familyForget higher calculus you just need an open mind And with this practical guide, math can stop being scary and start being useful Superfluous, cutesy text detracts from the useful bits Doesn t deliver promise of subtitle Skip. The kind of smart survival books that help you to use mathematics for a smarter life It helps you when you want to optimize your budget, to buy a property or to manage various home renovation projects In some cases, the basic knowledge acquired in school helps, in some others you may need to acquire advanced knowledge Simply written and with a lot of examples that makes the reading and understanding easier. If you are one of those people who either never grasped math when you were younger or simply need a refresher, Math for Grownups Relearn the Arithmetic You Forgot from School is a worthwhile read.Author Laura Laing walks readers through several practical applications for math, from figuring out how much to tip to calculating the odds of winning the lottery The scenarios vary from determining the size of your flower bed to financial related issues e.g., compounding returns, budgeting for re If you are one of those people who either never grasped math when you were younger or simply need a refresher, Math for Grownups Relearn the Arithmetic You Forgot from School is a worthwhile read.Author Laura Laing walks readers through several practical applications for math, from figuring out how much to tip to calculating the odds of winning the lottery The scenarios vary from determining the size of your flower bed to financial related issues e.g., compounding returns, budgeting for retirement, paying down debt, etc They all help remove some of the mysticism surrounding math Laing provides several tips and short cuts throughout her book For example, she suggests rounding numbers up or down to create estimates that are easier to calculate She also has a handy appendix with several formulas It is a good book for those who want a refresher on math that is easy to understand.Do I wishcomplex math was covered Yes, but I m also use to seeing mathematical formulas And this is a key point, if you are a math person, this book will be too simple It is geared for those who are not math oriented and does a good job for that purpose Charles RotblutAuthor, Better Good than Lucky How Savvy Investors Create Fortune with the Risk Reward Ratio I wish Laura Laing wrote this book back when I was going through school In school, math was presented as a series of bland formulas, steps and procedures, painfully boring and apparently having nothing to do with everyday life I never really knew why I should care about Pi until I read the lively explanation of installing a fish pool in Laing s book This is just one of the numerous practical examples that make her strategies easily understood and remembered This book is a great read for anyo I wish Laura Laing wrote this book back when I was going through school In school, math was presented as a series of bland formulas, steps and procedures, painfully boring and apparently having nothing to do with everyday life I never really knew why I should care about Pi until I read the lively explanation of installing a fish pool in Laing s book This is just one of the numerous practical examples that make her strategies easily understood and remembered This book is a great read for anyone who never really got math back in school No need to feign a headache next time the kids come to you with their math homework It also makes a great reference to pull out when faced with everyday math problems trying to make a wise car purchase, cut your grocery costs, or pick up enough mulch for your garden