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comparing fuel expenses, 550–551,
553, 577, 579
fuel efficiency, 47
supply and demand for unleaded
gasoline, 451
in a year, 38
loan on, 38, 546–547, 549–550,
552–553, 577
dealer incentives, 553
unpaid balance, 554
option combinations, 696–697, 698,
699, 769
rental cost, 39, 46, 380, 382, 389, 390
skidding distance and speed of, 301
stopping distance of, 417–418
tires, durability of, 841
Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, 28
Cardiovascular disease, probability of, 741
Cards, probability of selecting, 718, 732,
734–735, 738–739, 741, 742, 743, 744,
748, 750–751, 753, 755, 766, 767, 770
Carpentry
baseboard costs, 645, 688
baseboard installation, 688
weekly salary, 17–18
Carpet installation, cost of, 647–648, 655,
656, 689
Casino gambling, opinions about, 773, 774
CD player, discount on, 497, 578
Cellphones
monthly charges for, 823
subscription to, 389
Cereals, potassium content of, 807
Certificate of deposit (CD),
517–518, 519
Checkout line, gender combinations
at, 708, 729
Child mortality, literacy and, 487, 842
Children, drug dosage for, 314
Chocolates, selection of, 747–748, 754,
766, 767
Cholesterol levels, 823, 842
Cigarette smoking. See Smoking
City(-ies)
distance between, 591
ethnically diverse, 72
graph of, 906
hottest, 795
layout of, 40, 918, 941, 942, 944
with new college graduates, 798
New York City, 919
Real World, 866
snow removal, 125
visiting in random order, 766
Climate change, 28
Clock, movement around, in
degrees, 617
Clock addition, 310–311, 313
Club, officers of, 765
Coin toss, 720–721, 753, 769
College(s)
attendance at, 767
cost of, 44
election for president, 859
enrollment at university, 880
final course grade, 386–387, 389, 408,
776, 777, 796
professors
running for department chair, 857
running for division chair, 856
running for president of League of
Innovation, 856
room and board costs at, 482
College student(s)
anxiety in, 841
attitudes of, 372–374
binge drinking by, 107
careers most commonly named by
freshmen, 153
cigarette use by, 21–22
claiming no religious affiliation, 27
course registration, 108, 110
debt levels of, 29
emotional health of, 490
enrollment rates, 379
excuses for missing assignments, 289
and grade inflation, 47, 367
on greatest problems on campus, 12
heights of, 782
hours spent studying each
week, 844
IQ scores of, 783
majors of, 40
selection of, 768
musical styles preferred by, 108
participation in extracurricular
activities, 108
percent increase in lecture
registration, 575
random selection of freshmen vs. other
years, 749, 770
recruitment of male, 108
scholarships for minorities and
women, 107
selection of speakers by, 39, 862, 867
selection of topics by, 856
social interactions of, 782–783, 798
sources of news, 108
stress in, 782, 788, 791–792
symptoms of illness in procrastinators
vs. nonprocrastinators, 438, 451
time spent on homework, 782, 840
weight of male, 799
Color combinations, 98
Color printer, percent reduction from
original price, 502
Commercials, disclaimers in, 154
Committees
common members among, 906
formation of, 711, 713, 730, 766
Communication, monthly text message
plan, 46, 408, 410
Computer(s)
discounted sales price, 496–497
manufacturing, 491
payment time for, 48
quantum, 236
saving for, 38
Concerts, ordering of bands, 707, 708
Concrete, cost of, 665, 690
Condominium
property tax on, 502
purchase options, 765
Conference attendance, 714, 727–728, 729
Construction
affordable housing proposals, selecting,
866, 894
bidding on contract, 761, 769
of brick path, 646–647
carpet installation, 647–648, 655,
656, 689
costs of, 655, 656
of deck, 656
dirt removal, 665
of Great Pyramid, 665
kitchen floor tiling, 655
of new road, 636
pallets of grass, covering field with, 655
plastering, 655
residential solar installations, 483
of swimming pool, 658
tiling room, 655
trail in wilderness area, 645
trimming around window, 651
of wheelchair ramp, 632
Container, volume of, 600, 613
Contraceptives, births per woman and, 836
Cost(s)
of baseboard, 645, 688
of building new road, 636
of calculators, 27
of carpet, 647–648, 655, 656, 689
of ceramic tile, 656
of cigarette habit, 516–517
of college, 44
of college room and board, 482
comparison of, 38
of concrete, 665, 690
of construction, 656
of deck, 656
of fencing, 639, 645
of fertilizer, 655
to fill pool, 665
of gasoline, comparing, 550–551
of hauling dirt, 658, 665
of inflation, 407
of making a penny, 492
manufacturing, 353, 487
of oil pipeline, 656
for opening a restaurant, 47
Index of Applications xvii
pallets of grass, covering field
with, 655
of party, 40
per pound, 38
of pizza, 652, 656
of plastering, 655
of resurfacing path around swimming
pool, 656
of taxicab ride, 46
of tile installation, 655, 689
of tires, 38
of United States Census, 775
of vacation, 47
Counselors, school, 887–888
Countries, common borders between, 944
Creativity workshop, 290
Credit card(s)
average daily balance, 564–566, 570,
578, 580
balance owed on, 564–566, 578, 580
interest on, 564–566, 570, 578, 580
monthly payment on, 564–566, 570,
578, 580
Crowd, estimating number of people in, 17
D
Darts, 40, 723
Death and dying
infant, 842
involving firearms, 768, 832
leading causes of, 183
probability of dying at a given age, 724
worldwide, 378
Death-row inmates, final statements
of, 410
Debt
average U.S. household, 564
of college students, 29
national, 322–323, 325, 326
Decks, construction of, 656
Deficit, federal budget, 274–275, 339, 340
Delivery routes, 919
Delivery team, combinations of, 714
Demographics. See also Population
Americans over 20 years old, 18–19
college graduates among people 25 and
older, 45
family composition, 722
life expectancy after 20, 743
literacy and child mortality, 487
living alone, 722
marital status, 720, 755
number of Americans who moved in
recent year, 723
Dentist, choosing, 42
Depression
exercise and, 436
humor and, 354, 360–361
treatments for, 109
Desk manufacturing, 463, 487
Dictionary, discounted price
for, 501, 575
Die/dice
expected value for roll of, 756,
762, 763
probability in rolling of, 716–717, 722,
738, 742, 743, 753, 755, 767
Diet. See Food
Dimensions
of basketball court, 644
of football field, 644
of paper, 591
of rectangle, 644
Dinner party, guest arrivals, 729
Dinosaur walking speed, 339
Discount warehouse plans, 379
Disease(s)
sickle cell anemia, 722
Tay-Sachs, 766
tuberculosis, 768
Distance
across a lake, 674, 690
converting between mi/hr and
km/hr, 591
of helicopter from island, 674
from home plate to second base, 635
of ladder’s bottom from building, 688
rate and, 39
reach of ladder, 636
of ship from lighthouse, 675
of ship from shore, 674
of ship from Statue of Liberty, 674
sight, 301
between tracking stations, 636
traveled at given rate and time, 27
traveled by plane, 674
walking vs. jogging, 290
walking vs. riding bike, 39
Diversity index, 407
Doctors, apportionment of, 881, 895, 896
Documentaries, highest grossing, 72
Dogs, U.S. presidents with and
without, 83
Down payment on house, 534–535,
555–556, 561–562, 577, 579
saving for, 577
Dress, outfit combinations, 714
Drinks, combinations of orders, 699
Drivers. See also Car(s)
ages of licensed, 827
intoxicated, on New Year’s Eve, 744
random selection of, 733–734
Driving, texting while, 490–491
Drug(s)
concentration of, 421
dosage, 598–599, 601, 605, 614
for children, 46, 314
nonprescription medications, 39
weight and, 610, 613
teenage use by country, 835, 837
E
Earnings
average yearly, by job, 378, 408
gender differences in, 437
from tutoring, 39, 467
weekly, 467, 818
Earthquake, on Richter scale, 317
Eating, hours and minutes per day spent
on, 791
Economics, 2009 stimulus package, 342
Education. See also College(s)
bilingual math courses, 881
cost of attending a public
college, 23–25
department chairmanship, 857
final exam schedule, 856, 893
grants to states for, 342
home-schooling, 844
level of required, for jobs, 289
teacher-student ratio, 407
yearly earnings and, 370–372
Educational attainment
of 25-and-over population, 334,
723, 742
of college-graduate parents, 743
prejudice and, 831–832, 833, 834
Elections, 856, 859, 867, 896. See also
Politics
mayoral, 857, 863–864, 896
probability of winning, 767, 770
Elevation, differences in, 274
Elevators, lifting capacity of, 389, 460
Employment. See also Job(s)
in environmentally friendly
company, 841
as professor, 153
status of, 766
tree model of employee
relationships, 937
Enclosure(s)
fencing around circular garden, 689
of rectangular region, 656
Energy consumption, home energy pie, 19
English Channel tunnel, volume of dirt
removed to make, 665
Entertainment. See also Movies; Music;
Television
play production, 451
Real World cities, 866
shared party costs, 40
theater revenue, 467
voting for play to perform, 856, 894
Environment, carbon dioxide in the
atmosphere, 28
Errands, route to run, 40, 929
Estate, division of, 290
Ethnicity
income by, 793
in police force, 767
in U.S. population, 329–330, 407

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