# Math for the Automotive Trade

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## 1418031011

• Edition: 4th
• Format: Paperback
• Publisher: Cengage Learning
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### Summary

The fully revised Fourth Edition of this industry-standard textbook features all-new material on the business of automotive repair and updated content that keeps pace with the changing technological requirements of the automotive industry.A comprehensive instructional text/workbook, Math for the Automotive Trade shows how to solve the types of math problems faced regularly by automotive technicians. Unique to the book are realistic practice exercises that allow readers to determine if their answers fall within manufacturers' specifications and repair orders that are completed by finding the appropriate information in the professional literature and reference material, included in the book's valuable appendices.

Preface ix
 Whole Numbers
1(26)
1(8)
 Subtracting Whole Numbers
9(6)
 Multiplying Whole Numbers
15(6)
 Dividing Whole Numbers
21(1)
 Estimating
21(1)
 Dividing
21(1)
 Remainders
22(5)
 Decimals
27(20)
 Estimating Sums
27(1)
27(8)
 Estimating Differences
35(1)
 Subtracting Decimals
35(4)
 Estimating Products
39(1)
 Multiplying Decimals
39(4)
 Dividing Decimals
43(4)
 Fractions
47(26)
 Mixed Numbers
47(1)
 Equivalent Fractions
48(1)
 Making Equivalent Fractions
49(1)
 Reducing Fractions
49(1)
 Comparing Fractions
50(1)
 Changing Fractions to Decimals
50(5)
55(1)
 Common Denominators
55(1)
55(4)
 Subtraction of Fractions
59(4)
 Multiplication of Fractions
63(1)
 Changing Whole Numbers to Fractions
63(1)
 Changing Mixed Numbers to Fractions
63(1)
 Changing Decimals to Fractions
63(1)
 Multiplying Fractions
64(1)
 Rules for Multiplying with Negative Numbers
64(5)
 Division of Fractions
69(1)
 Reciprocals
69(1)
 Dividing Fractions
69(1)
 Rules for Dividing with Negative Numbers
70(3)
 Geometry, Angle Measurement, and the Metric System
73(22)
 Angles
73(1)
 Degrees
73(1)
 Measuring Angles
74(1)
 Fractional Degrees and Minutes
75(1)
76(1)
 Subtracting Angular Measurements
76(5)
 Circular Measures
81(1)
 Circumference
81(1)
 Arc Length
82(1)
 Area
82(1)
 Cylinders
82(1)
 Volume
83(4)
 The Metric System
87(1)
 Units of Measure
87(1)
 Writing Metrics
88(1)
 Changing Between the Metric and Customary System
88(7)
 Integers and Signed Numbers
95(12)
95(8)
 Subtracting Signed Numbers
103(4)
 Ratios, Proportions, and Percentages
107(36)
 Ratios
107(1)
 Simplifying Ratios
107(2)
 Rates
109(4)
 Proportions
113(1)
 Solving Proportions
113(1)
 Direct Proportions
113(1)
 Inverse or Indirect Proportions
114(3)
 Percentages
117(1)
 Changing Percents to Decimals
117(1)
 Changing Decimals to Percents
117(1)
 Changing Percentages to Fractions
118(1)
 Changing Fractions to Percentages
118(1)
 Solving Percentage Problems
118(7)
 Discounts
125(4)
 Profit, Loss, and Commissions
129(1)
 Profit and Loss
129(1)
 Commission
129(4)
 Interest and Payments
133(1)
 Interest
133(1)
 Payments
133(6)
 Taxes
139(1)
 Employee Taxes
139(1)
 Employer Taxes
139(1)
 Property Taxes
140(3)
 Completing Repair Orders
143(10)
 The Automobile Engine
153(20)
 Automobile Engine Systems
173(14)
 Automobile Electrical Systems
187(14)
 The Automobile Drive Train
201(14)
 The Automobile Chassis
215(18)
 Automobile Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
233(14)
 Measurement Tools
247(36)
 Digital Meters
247(6)
 Scale Measurement
253(6)
 Analog Meters
259(6)
 Dial Indicators
265(6)
 Micrometers
271(6)
 Drill Sizes
277(6)
 Appendix A --- Pages from Specification Manuals
283(32)
 Buick Specifications
283(1)
 Nissan Specifications
284(2)
 Ford Specifications
286(2)
 Dodge Specifications
288(3)
 Porsche Specifications
291(5)
 Corvette Flat Rate Manual
296(19)
 Appendix B --- Summary of Formulas in this Text-Workbook
315(4)
 Appendix C --- Answers to Odd-Numbered Practice Problems
319(14)
Index 333