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I have always heard that math is very important in our lives. But I am very curious where it is used. Things like trigonometry and quadratics seem useless, my classmates agree. Why in the world would you need that!

 

This is why I am curious to ask, where it is used and how it is used. It is great also if you can provide personal examples of real life situations you have used math.

 

I heard that engineers use calculus and geometry and stuff like that, but HOW? Knowing the uses of math can be very helpful and motivate me to learn more.

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 Jul 5, 2019
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Somewhere I know math is applied is computer science it's a big focus on algebra most computer algorithm's are algebra equation's... (sorry can't offer more now working on something)

 Jul 5, 2019
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trigonometry and quadratics seem useless ... Why in the world would you need that! 

 

You might never use quadratics again in your life, but you will use the logic and reasoning that you learned every day of your life.  Mathematics trains your mind to analyze problems - not just math problems, but all problems - in a logical, and procedural, manner.   

 

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 Jul 6, 2019
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It also helps your graphing skills... if you graph quadratics.

tommarvoloriddle  Jul 6, 2019
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I don't know... My bff can graph parabolas really fast and make equations for them in like nanoseconds... I think it helped her score in angry birds... not sure.

 Jul 6, 2019
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and geo can be used in many ways- how many do you need?

tommarvoloriddle  Jul 6, 2019
edited by tommarvoloriddle  Jul 6, 2019
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Mathematics is used for just about everything.

 

e.g.  Surveying and cartography is almost solely based on trigonometry.

Engineering is almost entirely maths and physics and the properties of materials.

Without engineering you would have no modern bridges or scyscrapers or airoplanes or just about anything else that makes up our modern existance.

 

If you want to know EXACTLY how then study hard and the facts will be revealed.

 Jul 14, 2019

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