Basic Business Math, Revised Edition

A Life-Skills Approach

Richard P. Truchon

ISBN 10: 1-56052-448-0

ISBN 13: 978-1-56052-448-9


Table of Contents


Part 1: Basics

Mathematics Study Skills

Whole Numbers

Rounding Off Whole Numbers

Addition of Whole Numbers

Subtraction of Whole Numbers

Multiplication of Whole Numbers

Division of Whole Numbers


Proper and Improper Fractions

Addition of Like Fractions

Lowest Common Denominator

Addition of Unlike Fractions

Subtraction of Fractions

Multiplication of Fractions

Division of Fractions


Converting Fractions to Decimals

Converting Decimals to Fractions

Adding Decimal Numbers

Subtracting Decimal Numbers

Rounding Off Decimal Numbers

Multiplying Decimal Numbers

Dividing Decimal Numbers



Part 2: Basic Applications




Part 3: Practical Applications

The Percentage Formula

Solving Problems with the Percentage Formula


Percent Increase (Markup)

Percent Decrease (Markdown)


Sales Tax

Property Tax

Simple and Compound Interest

Installment Loans


Part 4: Graphs and Statistics

Bar Graphs

Line Graphs

Circle Graphs

Statistical Math


Post Test


Exercise Answers


The Language of Algebra


The Metric System