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In the News

Throughout the text, explanations, examples, and exercises are often motivated by everyday events reported in the popular media. Each chapter and each section opens with real articles gleaned from newspapers, magazines, and Internet sites. They are presented under the feature titled In the News. These lead naturally to discussions of mathematics as part of everyday life. For example, In the News 2.1 launches a discussion of the different ways to present data and the advantages and dis advantages of each.