Practical Problems In Mathematics For Carpenters

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-08-30
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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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

Prefacep. v
Whole Numbersp. 1
Addition of Whole Numbersp. 1
Subtraction of Whole Numbersp. 6
Multiplication of Whole Numbersp. 10
Division of Whole Numbersp. 13
Combined Operations with Whole Numbersp. 17
Common Fractionsp. 19
Addition of Common Fractionsp. 19
Subtraction of Common Fractionsp. 25
Multiplication of Common Fractionsp. 29
Division of Common Fractionsp. 33
Combined Operations with Common Fractionsp. 37
Decimal Fractionsp. 39
Addition of Decimal Fractionsp. 39
Subtraction of Decimal Fractionsp. 43
Multiplication of Decimal Fractionsp. 47
Division of Decimal Fractionsp. 50
Expressing Common Fractions and Mixed Numbers as Decimalsp. 53
Percent and Percentagep. 59
Simple Percent and Percentagep. 59
Interestp. 66
Discountsp. 70
Measurement: Direct and Computedp. 75
Linear Measurep. 75
Working with Feet and Inchesp. 83
Square Measurep. 87
Surface Measurement-Trianglesp. 91
The Framing Squarep. 95
Surface Measurement-Irregular Figuresp. 99
Surface Measurement-Circlesp. 104
Volume Measurement-Cubes and Rectangular Solidsp. 107
Board Measurep. 113
Volume Measurement-Cylindersp. 116
Weight Measurep. 120
Powers and Rootsp. 125
Applications of Exponents in Formulasp. 125
Using Square Root to Find Sides of Right Trianglesp. 128
Combined Operations Applied to Building Constructionp. 137
Girders, Sills, and Floor Joistsp. 137
Wall Platesp. 142
Studding and Fire-Stops or Draft Stopsp. 145
Common Raftersp. 148
Hip Raftersp. 151
Decks and Sheathingp. 155
Trimp. 158
Roofingp. 161
Doors and Windowsp. 164
Sidingp. 167
Stairs and Interior Door Jambsp. 170
Glossaryp. 173
Appendixp. 179
Answers to Odd-Numbered Practical Problemsp. 189
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