Stunning Uses of Mathematics in Daily Life You Never Thought About
Jun 18, 2019
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No matter how much you ran away from the subject in school, mathematics is an integral part of day-to-day life that you cannot get away from. It's impossible to escape it, no matter how hard you try. Read on to know..
"A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn't there." ― Lord Bowen
What actually is the importance of mathematics in our daily lifestyle? Of course, you need not use the properties of logarithms, algebra, and trigonometry to sort out your daily issues, but you do need mathematics to sustain from day to night. Don't believe us? Take a look at the following section.
Use in Everyday Life
What time do you wake up in the morning? 7 am? What if it's 6:50 am? You'll thank the Almighty for getting 10 minutes of extra sleep, wouldn't you? Well, did you notice that we used a tad bit of mathematics here?
The watch is the most common and the most wide-spread example of using math in everyday life. Just think about it, had there been no watches and clocks in the world, the word "discipline" would have lost its existence forever.
Calculations, currencies, counts, laps, bills of all kinds, days, months, years, we never tend to notice, but we're using mathematics for all purposes.
We do calculations in the back of our mind while cooking, going to office, refueling our cars and bikes, waiting for the weekdays to get over so that we can party on the weekend, getting our salaries, watching sports matches, and most importantly, for information technology.
Now, wouldn't it dread you to think of a life without mathematics? Just imagine, had there been no numbers in this world, how would we even live? Today, even if a person is not highly educated, he/she can sustain easily in comparison to someone who never even learned the table of 2 in their life.
Use in Business
Your boss says, "I don't care how, all I want is numbers!", and surely every boss says so. That's where we start playing around with mathematics at work and business.
On the other hand, our account information, shopping, eating out, etc., are some examples of using various branches of mathematics on a daily basis.
Who doesn't know the importance of mathematics in business decisions? A miss of a single digit has the capability of slumping you down from riches to rags. Business consultants, officers, employees of all kinds, and even a peon today is required to be well-educated and have logical skills in order to get a job.
However, the higher the post, the higher the qualification needed. But we cannot ignore the omnipresence of mathematics, can we?
It seems as if without using mathematics, we would become disabled, wouldn't we? You think of a single aspect of your life, and you won't be able to manage it without using at least a little mathematics.
From business transactions to money making, from counting the number of burgers you eat to waiting for Halloween from months before, from checking the mileage of your car to somehow surviving with the limited salary you get, where do you not use mathematics?
So, in a way, it is correct to say that the most pitied person in the world is not the one who cannot count, but the one who refuses to count!