All News# Why Should I Learn This? 10 Reasons Why You Should Learn Math

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1. Tipping
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2. Netflix
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3. Bills
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4. Test Scores
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5. Career
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6. Exercise
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7. Money
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8. Countdowns
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9. Cooking
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10. The Internet
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Katie Kim

Content writer @ Plexuss.com

Math is a subject that makes students either jump for joy or rip their hair out. However, math is inescapable as you become an adult in the real world. From calculating complicated algorithms to counting down the days till the next Game of Thrones episode, math is versatile and important, no matter how hard it is to admit. Before you decide to doze off in math class, consider this list of reasons why learning math is important to you and the world.

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After you have finished eating at a restaurant, it is common courtesy to pay your waiter a generous tip. You need to have the most basic math skills to calculate how much a 15% or 20% tip would be. Tipping your waiter shows your appreciation for his service and ultimately benefits the restaurant too!

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Let's say you have approximately one hour until you have to leave to go somewhere very important, like your job or your grandmother's birthday party. You really want to fit in a couple Netflix episodes before you leave, but you don't know how many you will be able to watch. You need math to figure that out! For example, an episode of Friends on Netflix is about 20 minutes... so you would be able to fit 3 episodes in that hour. As simple as it is, math just made your hour 100 times better.

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If you aren't already, we will all be home-owners and car-owners one day. With ownership comes the major responsibility of staying on top of mandatory payments like taxes, mortgage, and insurance. Math is required to calculate these payments and subtract them from your savings.

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It is towards the end of May, and for all high school students, the school year is coming to an end very soon. That also means final report cards will be coming out. In order to finish with an A in that tough class, you need to know what to get on the next test to keep your average up. You need math to calculate that test score (and maybe even to ace the test) to know what your final grade can be.

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Math is needed for almost every single profession in the world. If you want to be a CEO, a real estate agent, a biologist, or even a rocket scientist, it is without a doubt that numbers will be utilized. Basically, you will NEVER be able to escape math and you might as well accept it and have fun learning it while your career does not depend on it.

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Summer is almost here, and that means getting in shape and staying fit! Maybe you want to meet a personal goal by the end of the month. You need math to know how many more reps to curl, or how many seconds to cut off your mile time, or how many more pounds to lose to achieve that goal.

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Another aspect of growing up into a young adult is opening and managing a bank account. It is important to be accurate in math to care for your precious savings, making sure there are no mistakes.

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For many, this will be the most important reason on this list to know math: so you can countdown the days until school is over and summer starts!

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Baking and cooking are hobbies enjoyed by many. In order to prevent unexpected results, you have to know the difference between a quarter of a cup from a quarter of a teaspoon. Baking + cooking=fractions=math!

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Ultimately, without math, how would you be reading this article online at this exact moment? How would you be able to tweet to your friends or post an Instagram from last night? We have math to thank for establishing technology and the social media that consumes our lives.

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