Importance of Math in Everyday Life

Posted on May 30 2017 - 12:29pm by Zapworld

Without Maths nothing is possible, Even the smartphone or computer through which you post your status and pictures on social media wouldn’t have been there without those Maths formulas. When you look around you’ll find each and everything that’s in front of you was once on the paper in form of formulas.

The maths that millions of school children experience is an impoverished version of the subject that bears little resemblance to the mathematics of life or work, or even the mathematics in which mathematicians engage.

Mathematics is a human activity, a social phenomenon, a set of methods used to help illuminate the world, and it is part of our culture. In Dan Brown’s best-selling novel The DaVinci Code, the author introduces readers to the ‘divine proportion,’ a ratio that is also known as the Greek letter phi. This ratio was first discovered in 1202 when Leonardo Pisano, better known as Fibonacci, asked a question about the mating behavior of rabbits. He posed this problem:

A certain man put a pair of rabbits in a place surrounded on all sides by a wall. How many pairs of rabbits can be produced from that pair in a year if it is supposed that every month each pair begets a new pair which from the second month on becomes productive?

The resulting sequence of pairs of rabbits, now known as the Fibonacci sequence, is

1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13,..

Moving along the sequence of numbers, dividing each number by the one before it, produces a ratio that gets closer and closer to 1.618, also known as phi, or the golden ratio. What is amazing about this ratio is that it exists throughout nature.

Mathematics is around us. It is present in different forms whenever we pick up the phone, manage the money, travel to some place, play soccer, meet new friends; unintentionally in all these things mathematics is involved. There are huge illustrations that testify the presence of Math Formulas in everything that we are doing.
We hope you will enjoy the following slides that illustrate mathematics in everyday life.

1. Engineer’s estimate the cost of constructing a building through Math.

2. Maths formulas are used in estimating profit in production of new food products including living standards of people and population.

3. Everybody likes video games and building them requires high knowledge of Math and Logics.

4. Problem: There are 70,000 people in that area and we can allow only 2000 simultaneous calls in our network. What should we do?

Communication Engineer: Don’t worry, only less than 5% of them will be active simultaneously.

5. Building an MRI machine requires in depth knowledge about electronics and computer engineering, and these engineers are literally handicapped without math formulas.

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