For courses in Merchandising Problems, Retailing Mathematics, and Merchandising Mathematics. With a focus on understanding profit factors, this text provides a basic knowledge of the principles and techniques of real-world merchandising mathematics. Building on the authors extensive retail experience, the book explains how to apply these fundamentals to realistic, everyday retail merchandising problems. Its workbook format encourages interactive learning and space is provided so practice problems can be worked right in the text. It includes a basic math refresher, realistic problems, worked-out examples and clear explanations. Case studies have been added to this edition and cumulative summary exercises can be used to evaluate student progress. Companion materials and supplements for instructors and students are available online.Cynthia R. Easterling Associate Provost and Professor is the author of 'Merchandising Math for Retailing (4th Edition)', published 2007 under ISBN 9780131936430 and ISBN 0131936433.