Ch 32: Computation in Business

About This Chapter

Math is everywhere, even in business. You can refresh your memory about business computations by taking a close look at the lessons found in this chapter. Watch the videos to rediscover the most common computations you will need to know.

Computation in Business - Chapter Summary

If it has been a while since you have taken coursework related to computation in business, it may be time for a recap. This chapter offers you the chance to brush up on the math skills most used in today's business world. Topics covered in this chapter include:

  • Understanding and solving problems with percents
  • Putting fractions and decimals in order and comparing them
  • Solving equations with mixed numbers and fractions
  • Finding answers to problems with decimal numbers
  • Conversion procedures for decimals, fractions, and percentages
  • Typical unit conversions
  • An overview of the order of operations
  • Standard measurement units used for capacity, length, time, and weight

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10 Lessons in Chapter 32: Computation in Business
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What is a Percent? - Definition & Examples

1. What is a Percent? - Definition & Examples

Thinking in terms of pizza is an excellent way to think about percentages. Learn how it can help you understand percentages in this video lesson. You will also learn about the uses of percentages in the real world.

Solve Problems Using Percents

2. Solve Problems Using Percents

Percents are your friend. Think of all the cool things percents do for you. They save you money, and they tell you how well you are doing in school. Learn how you can solve problems with percents in this video lesson.

Comparing and Ordering Fractions

3. Comparing and Ordering Fractions

Comparing and ordering fractions is way to examine fractions that contain different-sized sets. In order to compare these fractions, you must find a common denominator and make equivalent fractions.

Solving Problems using Fractions and Mixed Numbers

4. Solving Problems using Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Fractions don't just live in math problems. They're all around us, helping us through our lives. In this lesson, we'll look at real scenarios where your ability to work with fractions can save the day.

Comparing and Ordering Decimals

5. Comparing and Ordering Decimals

In this video lesson, you'll find out how you can look at any two decimals and immediately tell which is greater than the other. You'll also learn how to quickly sort decimals from least to greatest or vice versa.

Solving Problems Using Decimal Numbers

6. Solving Problems Using Decimal Numbers

Problems involving decimal numbers might sound like a way to torture you, but learning how important these types of problems are in the real world is important. In this lesson, you will see a couple areas in life where you routinely encounter decimal number problems.

Calculating & Converting Percentages, Fractions & Decimals

7. Calculating & Converting Percentages, Fractions & Decimals

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to convert between percentages, fractions, and decimals easily and quickly. Learn the steps you need to take for each type of conversion.

Common Unit Conversions

8. Common Unit Conversions

Watch this video lesson, and you will become a pro at converting between inches and feet, between feet and yards, and between quarts and gallons. Learn the special numbers involved in each conversion.

What Is The Order of Operations in Math? - Definition & Examples

9. What Is The Order of Operations in Math? - Definition & Examples

The order of operations is the steps used to simplify any mathematical expression. In this video, learn how to solve problems using these steps and easy tricks to remember them.

Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity

10. Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity

Watch this video lesson to learn how to recognize the various units of measurement for length, weight, time and volume. Learn to recognize both U.S. units and metric units.

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