## Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning ApproachMost students taking this course do so to fulfill a requirement, but the true benefit of the course is learning how to use and understand mathematics in daily life. This quantitative reasoning text is written expressly for those students, providing them with the mathematical reasoning and quantitative literacy skills they' ll need to make good decisions throughout their lives. Common-sense applications of mathematics engage students while underscoring the practical, essential uses of math. |

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### Contents

Literacy for the Modern World | 2 |

Logic and fyoMem oIom | 13 |

APPROACHES TO PROBLEM SOLVING | 83 |

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