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  • Teach Yourself

Great at My Job but Crap at Numbers

Heidi Smith, Peter Stokes

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Ty Business Skills, Prose: non-fiction, Economics, Adult numeracy guides & handbooks

Does your job involve figure work that brings you out in a cold sweat? Do you increasingly have to focus on and understand spreadsheets, financial statements, ratios and other number nightmares? Relax - 'Great at my job - Crap at Numbers' is a practical and easy guide to getting to grips with the arithmetic.

Covering all of the intimidating mathematical challenges you are likely to face in your career, this book uses humorous examples to illustrate serious points about the usefulness of arithmetic in everyday life. By approaching the topic with explanations of real-life examples from the media, advertisements, products and services the book allows you to connect easily to all those scary figures you have to juggle every day.

Areas covered include: Mental Maths; Terminology in everyday use e.g. mathematics, arithmetic; millions/billions; Unwholesome numbers: fractions and decimals; Common Conversions e.g. Mph:kph; Mpg:kpg; Miles:Km; Temperature: Fahrenheit: Celsius; Time Zones; Exchange rates; Ratios and proportions; Measuring business performance: Priceless percentages; Averages: Mode, Median and Mean; Probability and odds; Entree Economics; Show me my money: Personal Finance.

Each chapter builds on the last and ends with practice tests, answers and explanations, helping you to consolidate what you are learning.

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