CHAPTER 3
INVESTORS THINKING
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Terminology
Finance
commercial or government activity
of managing money, debt, credit and
investment
Investment
the current commitment of
resources in order to achieve later benefits
present commitment of money for the pur

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What is Maths?
Why Study Maths?
What Is Algebra?
Why Study Algebra?
Mathematics is the science that deals with the
numbers, logic of shape, quantities and
arrangement.
Math is all around us, in everything we do
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Powers
Negative Powers
Fractional Powers
Use of the Rules of
Simplification
Powers
Simplify radical expression

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Linear equations
Linear equation in one variable
Can be written in the form ax + b = c; a0
Equivalent equations
Are equations with the same solutions in the
form of
variable = number, or
number = variable
a=b a

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Rules of Logarithms
Logarithm of a Product
Logarithm of a Quotient
Logarithm of a Power
Use of the Rules of
Logarithms
Logarithms