Author(s): Soo T. TanDifference between 12th and 11th editions Side by side comparison of table of contents helps to figure out the most significant changes. |

**Key differences between 12th and 11th editions**

- Period between current and previous publications: 3 years (2017 vs 2014).
- The first edition of Tan's
*Finite Mathematics*text was published in 1991. - The 12th edition hasn't changed much from the previous 11th edition, but contains 28 pages less.
- Increased emphasis on prerequisite skills in the accompanying Enhanced WebAssign course with the addition of Just-in-Time and Quick Prep Exercises.
- The Twelfth edition offers many new and updated real-life applications of finite mathematics.
**Chapter 1:**- In Section 1.3 new application on mobile-only Facebook users demonstrates the use of linear functions.
- In Section 1.3 new example on mobile-only Facebook users demonstrates the modeling with least-squares method.
**Chapter 2:**- Section 2.3 presents new applied example 6 on constructing a self storage facility in downtown Los Angeles illustrating the application of systems of linear equations.
- New section on Cryptology and the mathematics behind it.
**Chapter 5:**- New applications about student loans, stretched car loans, comparing rates of return, Rule of 70 method for estimating the doubling time for something growing.
**Chapter 6-9:**new application include effects of student loan debt, Affordable Care Act (ACA), Greenhouse gases, smartphone addiction.

Finite Mathematics for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences

Published by: Cengage Learning, February 16, 2017

Book Store | Price |
---|---|

Available |

Published by: Brooks Cole, February 16, 2017

Book Store | New | Used | Rent |
---|---|---|---|

$78.36 |
From: $56.21 |

Finite Mathematics for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences

Published by: Cengage Learning, January 01, 2014

Book Store | Price |
---|---|

Available |

Published by: Cengage Learning, January 01, 2014

Book Store | New | Used | Rent |
---|---|---|---|

$64.95 |
From: $18.03 |

Finite Mathematics for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences

Published by: Wadsworth Publishing, February 01, 2013

Book Store | Price |
---|---|

Available |

Published by: Cengage Learning, January 01, 2011

Book Store | New | Used | Rent |
---|---|---|---|

$43.37 |
From: $2.00 |

**Saving advice**

- Used 12th edition can save you
**$22.15**over the new one. -
Used previous 11th edition costs
**$38.18**less than the used 12th.