# Maths for Quantifying Things in Real Life

Some help

I guess without Mathematics we cannot quantify things that we look and feel in this world. In order to quantify various things like solid, liquid and gas we need to have different units to each object. The metric system helps us to use different units to quantify objects. In order to learn the metric system, one should practice all the units in real life when we look at a particular object.

For example, we travel daily from one place to another. We must first get familiar with the units involved in travelling alone like feet, speed, time, inches, metres or miles. Unless we practice the metric units in day to day life we will automatically forget and get confused with things.

Also, good knowledge in metric units make you a person with good common sense.

Barry's Response - Everyday math is something we use more than we realize. Thanks for shedding light on this idea.

If you do anything like shopping or photography, you will use latent math in your pursuits almost inadvertently. If you don't somebody else just might...and it might not be to your advantage.

You have a right to know if something is trying to take advantage of you, and you have a right to make decisions accordingly and do something about it if you see fit. Mathematics provides one (of many possible) tools to make these decisions intelligently. You don't need expertise in algebra, statistics or calculus to do so, but these disciplines can help in specialized situations of course.

You might want to understand risk, often tied to probability, in many life situations. You want to learn to recognize the limitations your predictive calculations may implicitly possess. A volcano, for example, may suddenly throw off anybody's long term weather forecast. There are lots of things to consider...more than listed here.

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