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Police and detectives
Description: Police, detectives, and special agents protect people from crime and violence. They patrol highways, issue traffic tickets, and help accident victims. They also collect evidence and investigate crimes. Police detectives often testify in court about their cases. Most work some evenings and weekends. Police work is dangerous and stressful.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $50,001 or more per year


There are 16 math topics Police and detectives need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Customary Measurement
Metric Measurement
Measurement Conversion
Basic Statistics
Powers and Roots
Negative Numbers
Basic Problem Solving
First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Basic Terminology
Angle Measurement
Other Topics
Computer Use
Group Problem Solving
Mental Math