# 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 - Math is something we use a lot more than we realize. Thanks for shedding some light on this.

You use latent math almost inadvertently when you shop or take pictures. If you don't, somebody else might...and it might not be to your advantage.

When something is trying to take advantage of you, you've got a right to know, and you've got a right to take action if you see fit. To make these decisions intelligently, mathematics provides one tool (of many). Algebra, statistics, and calculus don't matter, but they can be helpful in specialized situations.

You might want to understand risk, often tied to probability, in many life situations. Learn to recognize the limitations of your predictive calculations. A volcano, for example, may suddenly throw off anybody's long term weather forecast. There's a lot to think about...more than I've listed.

## Let me tell you about the metric system, okay?

Here we have a system, a measurement system. People say, "Oh, it's too complicated." But let me tell you, it's not difficult.

They got this thing called a meter. That's a pretty word, right? What's that? How far is it from here to there? That's a meter (or a metre for dedicated Metrivangelists). No twelve-inches-in-a-foot nonsense. Ten times a hundred is a meter. Easy peasy.

Then they got the kilogram. It's like, how much stuff do you have? You can weigh it on a scale. We're done with pounds, ounces, and all that. Straight up, it's a kilogram.

Let's talk about the liter. How much fluid can you drink? Put it in a liter. There's no confusion about quarts and pints. It's a liter, simple as that.

People resist change, you know. I say, come on! They say, "Oh, we love our feet, our inches." That's just common sense. You've got ten fingers, ten toes - base ten! I love decimal.

We're talking about measurements that are useful and meaningful. It's like a gold-plated measurement system. You don't have to be a genius to figure it out. Let me tell you, I like things that make sense. Here's how we're gonna make measurements great again. Take my word for it.

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