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# LaunchPad for COMAP's For All Practical Purposes

## Ninth Edition| ©2012 COMAP

*For All Practical Purposes*(

*FAPP*) remains the leading textbook for turning liberal arts students into skilled math users and consumers. The text conveys the power of mathematics by presenting expert coverage of applied math concepts in fields as diverse as manufact...

*For All Practical Purposes*(

*FAPP*) remains the leading textbook for turning liberal arts students into skilled math users and consumers. The text conveys the power of mathematics by presenting expert coverage of applied math concepts in fields as diverse as manufacturing and distribution, politics, the economy, architecture, technology, and the natural world, accompanied by classic and contemporary examples and exercises.

The COMAP approach presented in

*FAPP*makes contemporary mathematical ideas exciting, relevant, and fun. The text motivates students to think about and appreciate how math affects the world around them. Students learn the basics of management science, statistics, finance, game theory, voting, and other topics in a relatable context, developing the knowledge and skills that will benefit them in future courses, their careers, and their lives.The new edition maintains the strengths that have kept this text a best-seller while also including new examples, new exercises, new pedagogy, and enhanced media tools for students and instructors to support the teaching and learning goals.

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*For All Practical Purposes*(

*FAPP*) remains the leading textbook for turning liberal arts students into skilled math users and consumers. The text conveys the power of mathematics by presenting expert coverage of applied math concepts in fields as diverse as manufacturing and distribution, politics, the economy, architecture, technology, and the natural world, accompanied by classic and contemporary examples and exercises.

The COMAP approach presented in

*FAPP*makes contemporary mathematical ideas exciting, relevant, and fun. The text motivates students to think about and appreciate how math affects the world around them. Students learn the basics of management science, statistics, finance, game theory, voting, and other topics in a relatable context, developing the knowledge and skills that will benefit them in future courses, their careers, and their lives.The new edition maintains the strengths that have kept this text a best-seller while also including new examples, new exercises, new pedagogy, and enhanced media tools for students and instructors to support the teaching and learning goals.

Features

The features in FAPP are support the big picture concepts presented in each chapter.

**New! Algebra Reviews**offer quick refreshers on some of the basic math concepts addressed in the text, such as linear equations, fractional exponents, or base-10 logarithms**Definition, Theorem, Procedure, and Rule boxes**draw attention to these important aspects taught in the course**Examples,**throughout each chapter, show in a more textual way how math is applied to different contexts; some include a solution**Spotlight**sections draw additional attention to high-interest topics**Review Vocabulary**section includes important definitions and page references**Skill Check**multiple choice and fill-in questions conclude each chapter and allow students to do a quick "check" of their knowledge**Chapter Exercises,**conclude each chapter, but are organized by section heading, include a large variety of chapter-related problem sets**Writing Projects**offer the option for instructors to assign writing assignments that encourage students to apply their knowledge and use critical thinking skills**Applet Exercises,**tied to the text exercises, are interactive applets available on the text Book Companion Site, MathPortal, and text eBook

New to This Edition

**20% New and Updated Examples**

These new examples fit seamlessly in the text, bringing in contemporary topics and helping students understand basic concepts. Examples include:

**Expanded explanation of standard deviation**in Chapter 5: Exploring Data: Distributions, including new Example 5.10 addressing stock and mutual fund performance over the last decade.**Revised coverage of the Hare System**in Chapter 9: Social Choice, including a new Example.**Revised coverage of Apportionment, The Hamilton Method, and Divisor Methods**(including the addition of d’Hondt’s Method), including new examples throughout Chapter 14: Apportionment

**20% New and Updated Exercises and 33% More "Skill Check" Questions**

The end-of-chapter exercise sets in the new edition offer a range of fresh assignments and applications. When appropriate, each set is designated as a challenging question or a discussion-based question. Also, each chapter now concludes with a set of 30 (vs. 20 previously) multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank "Skills Check" questions, providing more opportunity for students to "check" their knowledge before moving in to the chapter exercises.

**New "Algebra Review" Boxes**

The Ninth edition addresses the need among students for extra help with basic math skills (a common frustration with this course) by offering brief algebra reviews at appropriate points in the text.

**Online Teaching and Learning Support**

**MathPortal for For All Practical Purposes, Ninth Edition—**an easy-to-use, fully customizable online course space combining a fully interactive eBook, all student learning resources, and a wide range of assessment, homework, and course management features. Learn more by clicking on the "media/supplements" tab.

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## Table of Contents

**Part I: Management Science**

Chapter 1: Urban Services

Chapter 2: Business Efficiency

Chapter 3: Planning and Scheduling

Chapter 4: Linear Programming

**Part II: Statistics: The Science of Data**

Chapter 5: Exploring Data: Distributions

Chapter 6: Exploring Data: Relationships

Chapter 7: Data for Decisions

Chapter 8: Probability: the Mathematics of Chance

**Part III: Voting and Social Choice**

Chapter 9: Social Choice: The Impossible Dream

Chapter 10: The Manipulability of Voting Systems

Chapter 11: Weighted Voting Systems

Chapter 12: Electing the President

**Part IV: Fairness and Game Theory**

Chapter 13: Fair Division

Chapter 14: Apportionment

Chapter 15: Game Theory: The Mathematics of Competition

**Part V: The Digital Revolution**

Chapter 16: Identification Numbers

Chapter 17: Information Science

**Part VI: On Size and Growth**

Chapter 18: Growth and Form

Chapter 19: Symmetry and Patterns

Chapter 20: Tilings

**Part VII: Your Money and Resources**

Chapter 21: Savings Models

Chapter 22: Borrowing Models

Chapter 23: The Economics of Resources

**These additional chapters are available through custom publishing, the text's Online Study Center, and MathPortal:**

- Sets
- Problem Solving
- Logic
- Geometry
- Counting and Probability
- Numeration Systems
- Personal Finance

## Authors

### COMAP

**COMAP**--the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications-- is an award-winning non-profit organization whose mission is to improve mathematics education for students of all ages. Since 1980, COMAP has worked with teachers, students, and business people to create learning environments where mathematics is used to investigate and model real issues in our world.

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