Discovering Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach 1st edition

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Richard N. Aufmann
Publisher: Cengage Learning

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  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Problem Solving
    • 1.1: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning (23)
    • 1.2: Estimation and Graphs (18)
    • 1.3: Problem-Solving Strategies (21)
    • 1.4: Introduction to Fair Division (17)
    • 1: Chapter Review (14)
    • 1: Labs (2)

  • Chapter 2: Sets and Logic
    • 2.1: Sets, Set Operations, and Applications (34)
    • 2.2: Categorical Logic (23)
    • 2.3: Propositional Logic (37)
    • 2.4: Investigating Fallacies (31)
    • 2: Chapter Review (31)
    • 2: Labs (1)

  • Chapter 3: Proportions and Variation
    • 3.1: Ratio and Rates (21)
    • 3.2: Measurement (23)
    • 3.3: Proportions (15)
    • 3.4: Percent (27)
    • 3.5: Variation (18)
    • 3: Chapter Review (14)
    • 3: Labs (1)

  • Chapter 4: Managing Your Finances
    • 4.1: Simple Interest (18)
    • 4.2: Compound Interest (18)
    • 4.3: Future and Present Value of an Annuity (20)
    • 4.4: Credit Cards (15)
    • 4.5: Student Loans (16)
    • 4.6: Financial Considerations of Car Ownership (22)
    • 4.7: Financial Considerations of Home Ownership (19)
    • 4.8: Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds (19)
    • 4: Chapter Review (26)
    • 4: Labs (1)

  • Chapter 5: Linear Functions
    • 5.1: Introduction to Functions (26)
    • 5.2: Properties of Linear Functions (26)
    • 5.3: Linear Models (16)
    • 5.4: Linear Regression and Correlation (13)
    • 5: Chapter Review (16)
    • 5: Labs (1)

  • Chapter 6: Nonlinear Functions
    • 6.1: Exponential Functions (19)
    • 6.2: Logarithmic Functions (21)
    • 6.3: Quadratic Functions (21)
    • 6: Chapter Review (16)
    • 6: Labs (1)

  • Chapter A: Appendices
    • A.A: Integers and Rational Expressions
    • A.B: Variable Expressions
    • A.C: Solving First-Degree Equations in One Variable
    • A.D: Basics of Rectangular Coordinates and Graphs


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Chapter 1: Introduction to Problem Solving
1.Lab 2 001 002
1.R 14 001 003 007 012 013 015 019 022 027 029 031 032 037 039
1.1 23 P.001 P.002 P.003 P.004 P.005 P.006 P.007 P.008 001 003 005 007 013 016 017 019 022 023 025 027 030 035 036
1.2 18 P.001 P.002 P.003 P.004 P.005 P.006 P.007 P.008 001 003 005 011 013 015 017 019 021 023
1.3 21 P.001 P.002 P.003 P.004 P.005 P.006 P.007 001 003 005 009 010 013 015 018 019 024 025 029 033 035
1.4 17 P.001 P.002 P.003 P.004 P.005 001 003 004 006 015 016 017 019 021 023 025 027
Chapter 2: Sets and Logic
2.Lab 1 001
2.R 31 001 003 007 009 011 013 019 022 025 027 030 032 034 035 037 039 040 042 043 047 048 050 051 055 060 063 065 069 071 074 077
2.1 34 P.001 P.002 P.003 P.004 P.005 P.006 P.007 P.008 P.009 P.010 P.011 004 005 007 009 013 015 017 021 023 029 030 031 033 037 041 045 047 049 052 053 055 058 059
2.2 23 P.001 P.002 P.003 P.004 P.005 P.006 P.007 003 005 009 011 013 016 017 019 021 024 025 027 030 031 035 036
2.3 37 P.001 P.002 P.003 P.004 P.005 P.006 P.007 P.008 P.009 P.010 P.011 P.012 003 006 008 010 013 015 017 020 021 025 027 032 033 035 039 043 045 048 049 053 054 058 061 062 063
2.4 31 P.001 P.002 P.003 P.004 P.005 P.006 P.007 P.008 P.009 P.010 P.011 P.012 P.013 P.014 001 003 005 007 009 013 017 019 023 027 029 031 033 035 037 039 041
Chapter 3: Proportions and Variation
3.Lab 1 002
3.R 14 005 006 009 013 017 019 021 027 030 033 037 045 047 049
3.1 21 P.001 P.002 P.003 P.004 P.005 P.006 P.007 P.008 P.009 003 007 010 012 015 016 018 023 024 027 035 037
3.2 23 I.001 I.002 I.008 I.009 P.001 P.002 P.003 P.004 P.005 P.006 P.007 P.008 P.009 001 002 006 008 013 016 027 030 031 033
3.3 15 P.001 P.002 P.003 P.004 P.005 002 006 009 012 014 015 016 017 019 023
3.4 27 P.001 P.002 P.003 P.004 P.005 P.006 P.007 P.008 P.009 001 004 007 011 013 018 019 024 026 027 029 030 031 033 035 039 041 043
3.5 18 P.001 P.002 P.003 P.004 P.005 P.006 P.007 001 003 007 010 013 015 017 019 024 025 026
Chapter 4: Managing Your Finances
4.Lab 1 001
4.R 26 001 003 005 007 011 013 015 017 019 023 025 027 031 033 035 038 041 042 047 049 051 055 057 059 061 063
4.1 18 I.001 P.001 P.002 P.003 P.004 P.005 P.006 001 004 006 008 009 013 015 021 023 025 027
4.2 18 P.001 P.002 P.003 P.004 P.005 P.006 P.007 003 005 009 012 016 018 020 021 022 023 027
4.3 20 P.001 P.002 P.003 P.004 P.005 P.006 P.007 P.008 P.009 P.010 001 003 005 007 009 011 013 016 017 018
4.4 15 P.001 P.002 P.003 P.004 P.005 001 003 005 006 007 008 009 011 014 015
4.5 16 P.001 P.002 P.003 P.004 P.005 P.006 001 003 005 006 007 008 011 013 015 017
4.6 22 P.001 P.002 P.003 P.004 P.005 P.006 P.007 P.008 001 003 004 008 011 013 015 017 019 021 025 027 029 034
4.7 19 P.001 P.002 P.003 P.004 P.005 P.006 P.007 P.008 P.009 003 005 007 013 015 017 019 021 022 023
4.8 19 P.001 P.002 P.003 P.004 P.005 P.006 P.007 P.008 001 003 005 007 009 011 017 019 023 025 028
Chapter 5: Linear Functions
5.Lab 1 001
5.R 16 001 003 005 008 009 012 013 014 015 017 018 019 021 022 023 025
5.1 26 P.001 P.002 P.003 P.004 P.005 P.006 001 003 005 006 007 009 011 013 014 015 017 019 021 023 025 027 029 035 037 039
5.2 26 P.001 P.002 P.003 P.004 P.005 P.006 001 003 005 006 007 009 011 013 014 015 017 019 021 023 024 025 027 028 029 031
5.3 16 P.001 P.002 P.003 P.004 001 003 005 007 009 011 013 016 018 019 021 024
5.4 13 P.001 P.002 P.003 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 009 010 011
Chapter 6: Nonlinear Functions
6.Lab 1 001
6.R 16 001 005 007 011 015 019 020 025 028 031 033 034 035 037 039 040
6.1 19 P.001 P.002 P.003 P.004 P.005 P.006 P.007 001 003 005 007 011 013 015 018 023 025 027 029
6.2 21 P.001 P.002 P.003 P.004 P.005 P.006 P.007 P.008 P.009 001 002 003 007 009 011 017 021 022 023 027 029
6.3 21 P.001 P.002 P.003 P.004 P.005 P.006 P.007 P.008 002 003 005 007 012 013 016 019 022 025 027 029 031
Total 721