# Can We Imagine Life Without Mathematics? The Answer Will Stun You

Most of us dread hearing or encountering anything that is related to math. Whether you like it or not, we do share a lifelong bond with mathematics. It is there everywhere and in everything that we do. Have you ever imagined what would life be like without mathematics? Can we even imagine life without mathematics?

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Last Updated: Feb 26, 2018

Did You Know?

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Math is needed at every step of life, and we cannot live without it. It is a subject that is applied to every field and profession. It tells us how things work, and also allows us to predict certain things, which is how we have progressed so much in life. It has made our lives easier, and not complicated. Had it not been for math,We would still be figuring out each and everything in life, which in turn would create chaos. Still not convinced? Take a look at the section below. It might just bring you closer to it, or at least remove your fear of mathematics.

What Will Happen to the World Without Mathematics?

In Daily Life

If there were no numbers, there wouldn't exist any calendars or time. You won't even know that it's your own birthday, your best friend's birthday, or your dog's birthday, since all the days in your life will be same. You wouldn't know what year it is. How will you know that it's time for your favorite show? And how will you know what channel your favorite show is coming on?

In the Store

Imagine that you go to a store and want to buy the latest version of your favorite video game. But since we are living in a world sans math, how will you know how much it costs? You wouldn't know how many apples or strawberries you bought from the store. If you want to buy some medicine, how will you know how strong it is, or in what quantity the ingredients are present in it?

In the House

If you want to bake your favorite cake, you won't be able to measure the ingredients, since there are no numbers. How will you know how much is ½ teaspoon or ¾ tablespoon? Moreover, there would be no calculators to calculate your share of the contribution for pizza that you ordered. While decorating or repainting your house, you at once come to know how much paint would be required and how many tiles you need to get according to the size of a room. All of this is possible only because Mr. Algebra is there to help you out with the help of our beloved Mr. X.

In Technology

Moreover, there wouldn't be any advancements in technology. The cell phones and high-end gadgets that you use everyday wouldn't exist, since the mechanism and working involves complex algorithms, which are possible because of mathematics. Imagine living in a world without computers, televisions, laptops, cell phones, and even electricity. We're sure most of you couldn't even imagine living without all these. Mathematics has such a wide and huge application in every sphere of life, that even persons having math-phobia use it in their daily lives in some or the other way.

In Education

If there were no numbers, then there wouldn't be any Math, Physics, or Chemistry to study. And there would be no examinations or tests, the results of which would freak you out! We can see the wide, devilish grin on your face, looking at your computer screen here! Of course, who wouldn't love to be in a world where there would be no studying and no exams to appear for. But come to think of it, would you be so much educated and well-learned if you didn't have math in your life at all?

In Sports

Do you love sports? Well, if it wasn't for numbers, how would you know the scores, or dimensions of the football field or basketball court? How would you have come to know how much distance you ran and how you need to cover, or how much time is left for the match to end? There would be no competitions and tournaments. Don't you think it would get a bit boring?

In Economics

The economic sector would be hit the hardest if there wouldn't have been any numbers in this world. There wouldn't be any way to measure the value of goods and services. There wouldn't be any trading, and people would often end up with either too much or too little of everything. Without a budget, you'd never realize when you run out of money.