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Preface. Acknowledgements. Part I: MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS. 1. Mathematical Operations. Whole Numbers. Fractions. Decimals. Ratio and Proportion. Percent. Estimating. Chapter 1 Test. 2. Measurements. Conversions. Special Triangles. Perimeter and Area. Volume. Land Measurements. Chapter 2 Test. 3. Special Topics. Accuracy. Scale Drawings. General Formulas. Slope. Graphs. Introduction to Statistics. Chapter 3 Test. Part II: MATHEMATCIAL APPLICATIONS IN CROP PRODUCTIONS. 4. Corn. Soil Preparation. Planting. Harvesting. Storage. Performance Event. Chapter 4 Test. 5. Wheat and Small Grains. Soil Preparation and Planting. Harvesting and Storage. Performance Event. Chapter 5 Test. 6. Soybeans. Soil Preparation and Planting. Harvesting and Storage. Performance Event. Chapter 6 Test. 7. Tobacco. Soil Preparation and Planting. Harvesting and Housing. Performance Event. Chapter 7 Test. 8. Cotton. Soil Preparation and Planting. Harvesting and Processing. Performance Event. Chapter 8 Test. 9. Peanuts. Soil Preparation and Planting. Harvesting and Storage. Performance Event. Chapter 9 Test. 10. Rice. Soil Preparation and Planting. Harvesting and Storage. Performance Event. Chapter 10 Test. Part III: HORTICULTURE. 11. Gardening. Greenhouse and Nursery. Fruits and Nuts. Vegetables. Home Gardens and Farmers' Markets. Performance Event. Chapter 11 Test. 12. Landscaping. Turfgrass. Landscaping. Decks and Patios. Retaining Walls and Soil Conservation. Performance Event. Chapter 12 Test. Part IV: MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS IN LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION. 13. Cattle. Cows and Calves. Feedlot. Dairy. Performance Event. Chapter 13 Test. 14. Swine. Sows and Pigs. Feeders and Finisher Pigs. Performance Event. Chapter 14 Test. 15. Poultry. Layers Broilers. Performance Event. Chapter 15 Test. 16. Other Animals. Horses. Sheep and Goats. Performance Event. Chapter 16 Test. Part V: MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS IN AGRIBUSINESS AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT. 17. Agribusiness. Marketing. Fertilizer and Chemical Suppliers. Machinery and Equipment. Feed and General Supplies. Performance Event. Chapter 17 Test. 18. Finances. Agribusiness Finances. Personal Finances. Performance Event. Chapter 18 Test. Appendix A: Quick Review of Arithmetic. Appendix B: Quick Review of Applied Geometry. Appendix C: Quick Review of Algebra. Appendix D: Conversions. Appendix E: Formulas. Abbreviations. Answers to Even-Numbered Problems. Index.

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Since 1990, Nina H. Mitchell has taught developmental mathematics, mathematics for nursing, and mathematics for agriculture at the Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS)/Hopkinsville Community College, where she received the award for outstanding adjunct faculty member in 2000. Previously a high school math teacher for 27 years, she taught courses from general mathematics through calculus. Ms. Mitchell has lived on farms her entire life, owning and operating her own for more than 40 years, and has been involved with several types of crop and livestock production. Ms. Mitchell holds a B.S. in mathematics with minors in physics and chemistry.

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Preface. Acknowledgements. Part I: MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS. 1. Mathematical Operations. Whole Numbers. Fractions. Decimals. Ratio and Proportion. Percent. Estimating. Chapter 1 Test. 2. Measurements. Conversions. Special Triangles. Perimeter and Area. Volume. Land Measurements. Chapter 2 Test. 3. Special Topics. Accuracy. Scale Drawings. General Formulas. Slope. Graphs. Introduction to Statistics. Chapter 3 Test. Part II: MATHEMATCIAL APPLICATIONS IN CROP PRODUCTIONS. 4. Corn. Soil Preparation. Planting. Harvesting. Storage. Performance Event. Chapter 4 Test. 5. Wheat and Small Grains. Soil Preparation and Planting. Harvesting and Storage. Performance Event. Chapter 5 Test. 6. Soybeans. Soil Preparation and Planting. Harvesting and Storage. Performance Event. Chapter 6 Test. 7. Tobacco. Soil Preparation and Planting. Harvesting and Housing. Performance Event. Chapter 7 Test. 8. Cotton. Soil Preparation and Planting. Harvesting and Processing. Performance Event. Chapter 8 Test. 9. Peanuts. Soil Preparation and Planting. Harvesting and Storage. Performance Event. Chapter 9 Test. 10. Rice. Soil Preparation and Planting. Harvesting and Storage. Performance Event. Chapter 10 Test. Part III: HORTICULTURE. 11. Gardening. Greenhouse and Nursery. Fruits and Nuts. Vegetables. Home Gardens and Farmers' Markets. Performance Event. Chapter 11 Test. 12. Landscaping. Turfgrass. Landscaping. Decks and Patios. Retaining Walls and Soil Conservation. Performance Event. Chapter 12 Test. Part IV: MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS IN LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION. 13. Cattle. Cows and Calves. Feedlot. Dairy. Performance Event. Chapter 13 Test. 14. Swine. Sows and Pigs. Feeders and Finisher Pigs. Performance Event. Chapter 14 Test. 15. Poultry. Layers Broilers. Performance Event. Chapter 15 Test. 16. Other Animals. Horses. Sheep and Goats. Performance Event. Chapter 16 Test. Part V: MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS IN AGRIBUSINESS AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT. 17. Agribusiness. Marketing. Fertilizer and Chemical Suppliers. Machinery and Equipment. Feed and General Supplies. Performance Event. Chapter 17 Test. 18. Finances. Agribusiness Finances. Personal Finances. Performance Event. Chapter 18 Test. Appendix A: Quick Review of Arithmetic. Appendix B: Quick Review of Applied Geometry. Appendix C: Quick Review of Algebra. Appendix D: Conversions. Appendix E: Formulas. Abbreviations. Answers to Even-Numbered Problems. Index.

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