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Updated on August 27, 2010

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“There are things which seem incredible to most men who have not studied mathematics.” as rightly said by Aristotle.

Mathematics is a universal language mutual to all individuals, irrespective of their culture, religion, or gender, and followed all over the world in same manner without any deviation in every sphere of life.

“The Universe is a grand book which cannot be read until one first learns to comprehend the language and become familiar with the characters in which it is composed. It is written in the language of mathematics…” as commented by Galileo Galilee. 

At a higher level, mathematics helps in developing an analytic bent of mind and aids in better organization of ideas and appropriate expression of thoughts. However at a more general level, , the importance of mathematics for a common man is somehow used, whenever he visits banks, shopping malls, post offices, or deals with business transactions, trade and commerce. We add mathematics to some of our recreational activities, like puzzles, riddles, and so on.

Some uses of mathematics in day to day life:

Mathematics help you determine speed, helps you calculate how much food to get, helps you make a recipe, and lets you know how much you weigh. It tells you how much money you have, how much money you make in a job, what size clothes you wear, and when your favourite show is on, tells you how much taxes to pay, and what time of the year it is.

From poor to rich, everyone has to use mathematics in their lives at some point. A housewife, who has to run her house in the given budget, divides money according to her needs by estimating about the expenses and then spending it according her range.

There are many different kinds of maths we use every day. Ever throw a ball that includes geometry, inertia, spatial calculations, and so on. If you walk; geometry, friction, and again spatial relationship are used.

Living a life without knowing 'Maths' would be like living in null and void. In real life the use of Mathematics can be applicable to every aspect, field, profession and subject like in IT field, in Statistics, in Accounts, in Algebra, in Geometry etc. Precisely it can be said that Mathematics can be used for calculations and finding variations within numbers, amounts, quantities etc; measurements of the frequencies of light, sound, and distance.

Mathematics helps us to have an objective view by quantifying all the visible and invisible things with which we are dealing in daily life .It helps us in reckoning things which are not physically developed like for buildings before construction to ensure if their design is safe or not.

Mathematics is used as a problem solver in every walk of life. In fact it is involved directly or indirectly wherever we go and every thing that we may use like the personal computer or notebook or mobile phone with GPRS that you are using for reading my article hence whatever sources we might be using based on the mathematics.

Mental arithmetic helps us a lot in saving hundreds of pounds or dollars in the supermarket. And if we have knowledge of statistics it will help you us see through the claptrap in television adverts or newspapers.

Imagine we are in the Stone Age and we have some pet animals (like horses, donkeys or any boarding animal) to carry wood on them for fire. One day when there is intense cold and we need extra stack of wood as compare to normal need, for that reason we need more animals to carry extra woods. Here mathematics plays a vital role and can help us to figure out how many extra animals we need to have for extra stack of wood that we need to spend that intense cold day.

Mathematics helps us to have an idea that how much earning or spending has been done and would it be favourable to do a certain activity or not. Mathematics is now being applied everywhere like in the economy of a country, construction of buildings, marking and evaluation of persons. Mathematics is at the core of all the technologies, it's used everywhere, in short we are using mathematics in some form or another everywhere in our daily lives.

We can conclude from the above discussion that a modern life style is completely handicapped and highly improbable, in the absence of mathematics. Unless we are well versed with numbers, we would find it difficult to reach at important decisions and perform everyday tasks. Be it to shop wisely, or refashion a home within a budget, knowledge of mathematics holds the key, and hence, barely necessary.

“Mathematics is the gate and key of the sciences. …Neglect of mathematics works injury to all knowledge, since he who is ignorant of it cannot know the other sciences or the things of this world.” By Roger Bacon. (Source : http://onionesquereality.wordpress.com/2008/10/30/some-beautiful-quotes-on-mathematics/)

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      Vandana 5 months ago

      Can you can please give an article on the writer Enid Blyton

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      mohak 2 years ago

      the points in this essay are really great...good job abhijeet.. ; )

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      akshat 2 years ago

      Thanks this gave me ideas to complete m

      thanks this essay gave me new ideas to complete my Projects.......we can't live without mathematics

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      radhika 2 years ago

      thanks dood

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      Aakash Gulia 2 years ago

      It is fantabulous.. Thanks you sooooooo.. much for this .

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      sakshi 2 years ago

      Mathematics is the base of all subjects..........

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      sima 2 years ago

      pratical thumps uppp

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      sima 2 years ago

      pratical thumps uppp

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      anjana 3 years ago

      Really no one can leave without maths.

      But i really hate this subject.whatever i got this as assissment thanks a lot...

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      sumanpreet 3 years ago

      well my life would really enjoyable without mathematics but i have got a project so thank you very much for helping me sir

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      suman 3 years ago

      excellent

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      saumya 3 years ago

      it really helped .......fab article!!!...tooo goooood

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      ankita 4 years ago

      i"m impressssssssssssssssss!from this mathematics subject

      i'ts the key of sucessful life

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      DELPHA 4 years ago

      awsum one..........

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      riya 4 years ago

      it really gave me a lot of inspiration and ideas for writing on the same topic

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      Ananya samal 5 years ago

      this is good....its right that mathematics are very important in every ones life whether it is a shop or watching television or knowing the time... very thing in this world relate maths...every sector of life depends upon maths....

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      sowmya 5 years ago

      very nice essay.

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      shefali 5 years ago

      MATHEMATICS is the MOTHER of all SCIENCES..

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      swastik 5 years ago

      ye coooooool he yaar aur maths super coooooooooooooooooooool

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      Hrithik 5 years ago

      Thanks for the answer

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      vishav 5 years ago

      hmmmm nice but add some points yaar then it will became more interesting

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      harveer 5 years ago

      i like it very much dude

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      Patrik kulkarni 5 years ago

      thank you for your comment..

      it helped me in school

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      Kumar Samarthya 5 years ago

      this is a site where we can get the answer of this type of question correctly

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      Tvisha 5 years ago

      truly i agree with the above essay

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      diksha 5 years ago

      very nice.i like it

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      nikhilanand 5 years ago

      i am really thanks to the writer of this page.it helped me in completing my maths project.

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      suparna 5 years ago

      maths is everything in our life

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      krishna 5 years ago

      without maths life couldn't exsist............

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      Abhijeet Ganguly 5 years ago from Pune, India

      Thank you @Adexseun and @shahul for your comments...

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      Adexseun 5 years ago

      Wat u learn in lif base on maths

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      shahul 5 years ago

      iam agree to you, mathematics is the queen of all sciences.and also iam thanking you ,this essay help me for school project

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      Mackinac 5 years ago

      “Mathematics is the gate and key of the sciences" -Roger Bacon, heard it when playing Civilization V, and isn't it the truth. Went through 4+ years of trying to obtain a bachelors in Computer Science, even passed physics, but did not graduate do to not acquiring the credits needed for Calculus 1 and 2. Mathematics was at the gate yelling "you shall not pass!".

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      Larry Wall 5 years ago

      Abguheet4800:

      Sorry I did not get to this sooner, because the points you make are excellent. Math is not my subject. I can handle the basis, but after basic algebra, I am in uncharted waters without a life vest. However, I have always recognized the importance of mathematics. My problem is that I have trouble grasping the theory of higher mathematics. If you can show me a real life problem and how you achieved the answer, I am liable to learn something. Showing me the steps and telling me to apply them, just does not work for me. Everyone is not suited for higher math skills or physics. For instance I know the speed of gravity is 9.8 meters per second squared. I have no idea what that means. I assume it means that the speed of gravity accelerates over time, but I do not know how to figure the speed of gravity of something falling 60 feet--not withstanding that you have to figure in mass and surface area.

      I will leave the implementation of math to solving problems to you an I will stick to my writing and my frequent misspelling.

      Good Hub on an interesting subject.

      Larry

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      Abhijeet Ganguly 5 years ago from Pune, India

      Thank you for your comment!!! Do reply...if I can be of any help to you.

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      Alan Pansacala Dasalla 5 years ago

      Nice!! You helped me a lot sir... This my project.. More power to you

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      Abhijeet Ganguly 5 years ago from Pune, India

      Thank you for your comment!!!

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      Omolola Ajnk 5 years ago

      Infact i was so exaltation on this becos it help me in solvng my problem& it also make me having more interest on maths.thk a lot

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      Abhijeet Ganguly 5 years ago from Pune, India

      Thank you @jasim ...I'll try to modify it...

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      jasim 5 years ago

      nice 1...............it could be better!!!!!

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      Abhijeet Ganguly 5 years ago from Pune, India

      Hi Guys..Thank you for your comments..I want to tell you that I am not thinking of UBC right now and my niche is Human Resource. This is just one article that I wrote because of my interest in mathematics. This article is my own production. Please give me feedbacks about how to make this article better. Thank you

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      Abhijeet Ganguly 5 years ago from Pune, India

      @hasini subramanian...Thanks for your comment

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      hasini subramanian 5 years ago

      thanxx helped me a lot

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      Abhijeet Ganguly 5 years ago from Pune, India

      Thank you @Akshaya and @Sujan for your comments...

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      Sujan 5 years ago

      Good topic selection and good writing.

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      akshaya 5 years ago

      cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Abhijeet Ganguly 5 years ago from Pune, India

      Thank You @Jessica for your support...it encourages me to write more..

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      jessica Doyon 5 years ago

      This was very helpful on my pi day project this was the perfect topic to do it on thanks

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      Abhijeet Ganguly 5 years ago from Pune, India

      Thank you all for your comments...

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      a.aishwarya 5 years ago

      actually we were asked to do a project on the same topic.This information helped me to complete my presentation successfully. Thanks a lot. MATHS IS GREAT AND NO ONE SHOULD HATE IT!!!!! Thanks once again

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      ABHINAV VIIIE 5 years ago

      I AM HAPPY WITH THIS COMENT.THANK YOU FOR ANSWERING MY QUSETION.

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      komal 6 years ago

      i can't live without mathematics

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      Abhijeet Ganguly 6 years ago from Pune, India

      Thank you all for your wonderful comments....

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      deepak 6 years ago

      it is so good i like it

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      Abhijeet Ganguly 6 years ago from Pune, India

      Thanks for your comments..

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      ajit kumar panda 6 years ago

      nice essay

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      sanat 6 years ago

      maths is every thing of our life

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      CWanamaker 6 years ago from Arizona

      Couldn't have said it better myself

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      Abhijeet Ganguly 6 years ago from Pune, India

      Thanks for your comments!!!