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Activities, most-dreaded, 815–817
Actors, casting combinations, 698, 707, 765
Adjusted gross income, 504–505, 512–513,
575, 578
Advertisement, misleading, 159, 161–162
Affordable housing, voting on, 866, 894
Age
Americans’ definition of old age, 18–19
blood pressure and, 401–402
body-mass index and, 461
calculating, 262
car accidents and, 424, 488
of cars, on U.S. roads, 378
of Oscar winners, 784
of presidents, 783, 807, 841
stress level and, 436
Aging
body fat-to-muscle mass relationship
in, 28
near-light speed travel and, 299, 302
projected elderly population, 302
Airfares, 36–37

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Alcohol
blood concentration of, 350, 353, 606
car accidents and, 472–473
Alligator, tail length of, 368
Ambassadors, seating arrangements
for, 930
Amortization schedule, 557–558, 577, 579
Angle(s)
of depression, from helicopter to
object, 675
of elevation
of kite string, 675
of Sun, 670–671, 674, 690
to top of Washington
Monument, 674
of wheelchair ramp, 675
of snow on windows, 624
on umbrellas, 623
Annuities, 530–532, 533, 542, 543,
553, 576, 579
Antimagic square, 41
Anxiety
in college students, 841
over dental work, 819
Apartments
option combinations, 699, 730
Applause levels, 434
Aquarium
volume of water in, 597–598, 600, 613
weight of water in, 604
Architecture
bidding for design, 761, 770
golden rectangles in, 298, 405
house length from scale, 38
Area
of islands, 601
of kitchen floor tiling, 655
to paint, 655
of rectangular room, 656
for shipping boxes, 690
Area codes, combinations of,
698, 699
Art, campaign posters as, 889
Awnings, 938
B
Baboon grooming behavior, 735–736
Ball(s). See also specific types of balls
random selection of colored, 770
thrown height of, 483
Ballot measures, citizen-initiated, 869
Baseball, 591
batting orders, 703, 708
distance from home plate to second
base, 635
favorite players, 708
salaries in, 335
uniforms, loan to purchase, 518
weekly schedule, 906
Baseboard installation, 645, 688
Basketball, 39
dimensions of court, 644
free throw odds in favor, 743
volume of, 661
Berlin airlift (1948), 462, 467
Bicycle
hip angle of rider on, 624
manufacturing, 451
Bicycle-friendly communities, 409
Bike trail system, graphing, 938
Birthdays, probabilities and coincidence of
shared, 755
Births
per woman, contraceptives and, 836
worldwide, 378
Blood, red blood cells in the body, 340
Blood-alcohol concentration (BAC), 350,
353, 606
Blood drive, campus, 83, 99–100
Blood pressure, 401–402, 826
age and, 401–402
Blood transfusions, 94, 98
Body-mass index (BMI), 461
Book(s)
arrangement of, 701–702, 707, 765
book club selections, 713
collections of, 713
combinations of, 769
number read a year, 817
words read per minute, 38
Bookshelf manufacturing, 463, 464, 466
Box(es)
shipping, space needed by, 690
volume of, 664
Brain, growth of, 482
Breast cancer, mammography screening
for, 751–752
Budget deficit, federal, 339, 340
Buses
apportionment of, 873, 874–875,
876–877, 878, 881
fare options, 379
revenue from, 48
Business
branch location, 866
break-even point, 447–448, 450, 487
cocaine testing for employees, 723
cost of opening a restaurant, 47
customer service representatives, 714
defective products, 715
fractional ownership of franchise, 290
garage charges, 38
hamburger restaurant, 700
Internet marketing consultation, 704
investment in, 451
manufacturing costs, 353
officers, 707
profit, 39, 390, 488
maximization of, 466
promotions, 892, 895
revenue from bus operation, 48
self-employed’s workweek, 825
site selection, 762
C
Caloric needs, 346–347, 352
Campers, seating arrangements
for, 707, 714
Cancer, breast, 751–752
Canoe manufacturing, 451
Car(s)
accidents in
alcohol-related, 472–473
driver age and, 424, 488
outcome of, 754–755
average age of, on U.S. roads, 378
average annual costs of owning and
operating, 550, 553
average price of new, 378
depreciated value of, 39, 46, 378, 410
gasoline consumed, 47, 339
average gasoline prices, 153

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