**Other than having answers in our homeworks and exams, here are the practical uses of math.**

**General Math**

Where else do you use math? It’s obvious, isn’t it? In MONEY. I remember as a student, I used math to know when my savings will amount to a Billabong board short by keeping part of my allowance. Math is just used in receiving money, and paying with money. It makes your investment be in the proper ground and helps you buy the right insurance. And it feels good to see numbers are added ardently in your bank every salary day.

Math guides shoppers by knowing the costs of different products and getting the best deal. Some people also estimate the cost of all items they have in their tray when shopping. Math makes sense when there’s SALE, even though regardless of the discount, anything on sale is a hot signal.

There is also mathematics in cooking. Try preparing a single plate of salad and put two cups of Caesar dressing. Perhaps you’ll complain that the dressing is too much. The amount of your ingredients must depend on each other – that’s is ratio and proportion.

Lastly, counting is math. Whether you count the days leading to your vacation or counting sheep to sleep, math is used my friend.

**Algebra**

*Arnold caught 16 flies in a week. Every week he plans to increase his flies by 5. How many flies will he have in one month?* When these kinds of dilemmas happened to you in real life, you’d be thankful that you have learned Algebra. Other than that, you use this when you became an Engineer, Scientist, Economist, Accountant, Mathematician, or Math Tutor.

**Statistics**

Are you probable to win the lotto? Possibly, you have a 1 in 175 Million chance of winning – and that’s the concept of probability. You also use probability to know which side you are more likely to win in a bet. Is it probable that you’ll remember and use probability equations in those circumstances? Not really though. But taking a guess in multiple choice exam is an application of statistics. You just gave yourself a 25% chance of getting the correct answer, whether you know it or not. Statistics will then be your life if you are a Researcher, National Statistics Office employee, Businessman, Economist, Mathematician, or Math Tutor.

**Geometry**

It’s a fortunate event that you’ve studied geometry so that you know more varying shapes, other than box, circle and heart.

Geometry teaches you some properties of space. Like example, if my ice cream cone would fit inside my wallet is taken care of this branch of mathematics. Other than the absurd idea of why would you do that, it should have been taken care of common sense.

Geometry also takes credit on measurements. For instance, you can apply the pythagorean theorem to know the shortest way to go to one place. Even angles are given too much focus on this area; so bowling is applied geometry (again, knowingly or unknowingly!).

Geometry is for Architects, Carpenters, Designers, Mathematicians, and Math Tutors.

**Trigonometry**

Ah, the study of triangles. The only way I could think that this area of math could have helped you is if you are a Trigonometry Professor, Mathematician, or Math Tutor.

**Calculus**

Any branch of science where solution is achieved through complex mathematical operations is where calculus is used, apart from Mathematician and Math Tutor.

More than all of that, it is the * logical thinking* we have acquired from studying math.

Where else did you use math?

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Great that you’ve pointed out the practical uses of Math in a hilarious way. I was in a special Math and Science school and we’ve studied all of the disciplines. Now that I’m working, I get to express my points quickly and convincingly by simply using a Venn diagram (to show the % of the untapped market), algebraic equations (to solve for how many cups of free coffee do we need to sample in order to arrive at conversion rates and for man hours to compute labor costs), geometry (when making prototypes for creative proposals) and general Math for managing budgets in marketing campaigns. Math serves as an advantage and hey I’m no genius but I make it work for me. 🙂

I’m glad that math is working for you! Math is just in our everyday, but not every concept of math is applied. Thanks for sharing!

What about when shopping? Which is less expensive – a 16-ounce bottle of washing-up liquid that costs $1.59, or a 20-ounce bottle that costs $1.99?

Or you’re having a party and inviting 50 people. Each person will eat an average of 1.5 hamburgers. Hamburgers come 30 to a package, and buns come 24 to a package. How many packages of hamburgers and buns will you need?

Both of these are everyday examples of algebra.

Yeah, math is especially useful in your second example. Estimating is one of the best concepts taught by math, because then you can foresee expenditure and derogate possible loss or humiliation. Thanks jungemonkee!

I recently applied math to write about The Half-Your-Age-Plus-Seven Rule. When you spend all your time doing algebra to figure out if somebody’s the right dating age for you, however, it makes you less likely to actually get the date.

Hey that’s interesting. I think age is one factor that should not be overlooked in finding a partner.

Once again you provided me with a big smile – to get through this ice cold and windy Friday. Think you’re material for being a great “stand up” comedian. Would pay to see you. Don’t like todays raw performers – like the simple everyday humor. Thanks for being around. Have a great weekend. Viveka

You simply made my day! HAHA I prefer writing as a profession and hobby. And appreciative people like you are my inspiration. Have a great one too.

Cool read… I still hate math.

You aren’t judged and you aren’t alone. 😀

This is a great discussion, one that I have with my kids all the time.

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Thank you sir! This is much appreciated.

Of course! Great stuff.

Well, I guess i didn’t wast my time when I got A’s in Algegra, Geometry, and Trigonometry. I barely go by with Calculus. But… When I was a Nuclear Medicine Technologist, the higher math halped me figure out how many cc’s of a radioactive liquid at a particular amount of millicuries I needed. So, yeah… I used math. And I still use math daily, in the above examples and in my Mary Kay Business. So, it is a worthy subject to be had by all.

Thanks for this article.

WOW you are smart. Straight A’s? Sweet. Among them, I had the best relationship with Algebra but I then I haven’t landed with an A. Let’s leave it with that with no further questions asked. HAHA! Yeah Math is a worthy subject. Thanks for contributing again!

I teach business math. This post will be handed out with my syllabus. Thank you.

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Before asking the question “where do you use math?”, we really should be starting with question “What is math?”. Stephen Wolfram touches on that a little bit in this post.

However, to answer the original question. Math is useful wherever one may need to abstract information from any kind of patterns, for example patterns that are numerical, logical, or geometric. Areas of mathematics that were entirely in the domain of theoretical mathematics a relatively short time ago have become fields within their own right. Computer Science, Astronomy, and Operations Research, for example.

Hey, thanks for your contribution. Math kept the society going. Imagine, a world without math is a world without progress. Science and technology utilizes math in a profound way.

Great! Now I have an answer for my children when they ask “Why do I have to study math?” or they say “I hate math… what is the point?”. I personally dislike math (with the exception of Geometry, I love Geometry!). However, I find it useful when I balance my check, do my time sheets at work, do a budget, measure the space required to move or rearrange furniture, drawing, cutting paper with scissors, etc.

Yeah, for children math is nonsense. So goodluck explaining that. But as they grow older, like much older, they’ll get it. Thanks for reading man!

You cannot build something without math.

Yeah.. And I’m like: “What is it worth at all?!”

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