9780766822504

Practical Problems in Mathematics for Carpenters

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  • ISBN13:

    9780766822504

  • ISBN10:

    0766822508

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/25/2000
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

This widely used text/workbook teaches the practical mathematics essential to the building construction and carpentry trades. The book features short units that begin with a brief explanation of an important math principle followed by straightforward explanations and examples that are worked out in detail so readers can see first-hand how to perform the functions involved. Basic mathematical problems relevant to the construction trade are accompanied by clear-cut illustrations and together give readers the opportunity to apply and practice math principles common to carpentry.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
SECTION 1 WHOLE NUMBERS 1(18)
Addition of Whole Numbers
1(5)
Subtraction of Whole Numbers
6(4)
Multiplication of Whole Numbers
10(3)
Division of Whole Numbers
13(4)
Combined Operations with Whole Numbers
17(2)
SECTION 2 COMMON FRACTIONS 19(19)
Addition of Common Fractions
19(6)
Subtraction of Common Fractions
25(4)
Multiplication of Common Fractions
29(4)
Division of Common Fractions
33(3)
Combined Operations with Common Fractions
36(2)
SECTION 3 DECIMAL FRACTIONS 38(19)
Addition of Decimal Fractions
38(4)
Subtraction of Decimal Fractions
42(4)
Multiplication of Decimal Fractions
46(3)
Division of Decimal Fractions
49(3)
Expressing Common Fractions and Mixed Numbers as Decimals
52(5)
SECTION 4 PERCENT AND PERCENTAGE 57(15)
Simple Percent and Percentage
57(7)
Interest
64(4)
Discounts
68(4)
SECTION 5 MEASUREMENT: DIRECT AND COMPUTED 72(49)
Linear Measure
72(8)
Working with Feet and Inches
80(4)
Square Measure
84(4)
Surface Measurement---Triangles
88(4)
The Framing Square
92(4)
Surface Measurement---Irregular Figures
96(5)
Surface Measurement---Circles
101(3)
Volume Measurement---Cubes and Rectangular Solids
104(5)
Board Measure
109(3)
Volume Measurement---Cylinders
112(4)
Weight Measure
116(5)
SECTION 6 POWERS AND ROOTS 121(11)
Applications of Exponents in Formulas
121(3)
Using Square Root to Find Sides of Right Triangles
124(8)
SECTION 7 COMBINED OPERATIONS APPLIED TO BUILDING CONSTRUCTION 132(37)
Girders, Sills, and Floor Joists
132(5)
Rough Flooring
137(2)
Wall Plates
139(3)
Studding and Fire-Stops or Draft Stops
142(3)
Common Rafters
145(3)
Hip Rafters
148(4)
Sheathing
152(2)
Trim
154(3)
Roofing
157(3)
Doors and Windows
160(3)
Siding
163(3)
Stairs and Interior Door Jambs
166(3)
Glossary 169(5)
Appendix 174(10)
Answers to Odd-Numbered Practical Problems 184

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