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Mathematics for Carpentry and the Construction Trades (3rd by Alfred P. Webster, Kathryn E. Bright

By Alfred P. Webster, Kathryn E. Bright

<P style="MARGIN: 0px"><I>Mathematics for Carpentry and the development Trades, 3rd Edition, </I>offers a different procedure in line with the authors' adventure in development building and utilized schooling. Loaded with photos and distinct drawings, the textual content illustrates the underlying arithmetic in every one step of the development procedure. The text's difficulties, infused with the authors' actual adventure, offer scholars with suitable examples of difficulties they are going to face within the development and carpentry trades. difficulties comprise step by step precis motives in their strategies with the mandatory steps highlighted for simple identity. After giving scholars an effective origin in math, the textual content then leads them during the steps of a development venture and utilizing the mathematical talents interested in finishing the project. 

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Multiply the numerators together. 2. Multiply the denominators together. 1. Multiply the numerators. 2. Multiply the denominators. 3. Reduce to lowest terms by dividing numerator and denominator by 24. In example B it would have been easier to reduce the fractions before multiplying the numerators and denominators. 1 3 16 ϫ 8 21 7 16 1 ϫ 8 7 1. 3 divides into both the 3 in the numerator and the 21 in the denominator. 2 1 2 2 1 ϫ ϭ 1 7 7 2. 8 divides into both the 16 in the numerator and the 8 in the denominator.

14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. Identify decimal fractions and their fractional equivalents. Identify the place value of a decimal fraction. Round decimal fractions to a specified place. Determine precision of a decimal value. Add decimal fractions. Solve problems involving the addition of decimals. Subtract decimal fractions. Solve problems involving subtraction of decimal fractions. Multiply decimal fractions. Solve problems involving multiplication of decimals. Divide decimal fractions. Solve problems involving division of decimal fractions.

Subtract the fractions and subtract the whole numbers. 3 5 16 1 4 3 Ϫ1 4 3 In this example the fraction 34 is too large to be subtracted from the fraction 14. 1 1 5 3 ϭ2ϩ1ϩ ϭ2 4 4 4 1. Rename 314 as 2 ϩ 1 ϩ 14. 2. Rename 1 as 4 (any nonzero number over itself 4 equals 1). 3. 2 ϩ 44 ϩ 14 ϭ 2 ϩ 54 ϭ 254 . 3 Ϫ1 ϭ 1 ϩ 4 5 4 3 Ϫ1 4 2 1 2 1 ϭ1 4 2 3 3 ϭ1 4 4 4. Subtract. 36 Chapter 2 Fractions E. 1 8 5 Ϫ3 8 5 In this example the fraction 58 is too large to be subtracted from the fraction 18. Here is a simplified method for performing this subtraction: / Ϫ1 1 5 8 1ϩ8 x ϭ4 9 8 1.

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