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Old 02-23-2013, 07:50 AM   #1
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Default Math: Do you use it?

I haven't really used math regularly since high school (early '97), but it was always my best subject. I can still do quick mathematical equations in my head, but as far as doing precise equations at length I've never really had the need for the skill. Do you use math regularly? Do you still have the skill/knowledge?

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Old 02-23-2013, 08:09 AM   #2
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I know there a lot of formulas to use in brewing, but I mostly use online calculators for most of them.

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I use a fair amount of trig routinely, and some basic algebra and calculus occasionally. That's outside of the engineering courses I'm taking, which require a lot of math.

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I work with databases, so yes.

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count up all the cash you have on hand

count all your coins

how much $ do you have?

you just used algebra

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Scale a 1g batch up to a 5g batch or vice versa

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count up all the cash you have on hand

count all your coins

how much $ do you have?

you just used algebra
Pretty much what I was thinking. If you drove to work, you used math. Your brain does algebraic equations everyday. But, as an electrician, I use math everyday at work. From bending conduit to sizing conductors..... Graduated in '97? Thanks for making me feel old this morning....
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I use math all of the time, but mostly on software or calculator. Did the OP mean using math at all, or using handwritten or mental calculations?

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I haven't really tried to learn any math since I got kicked out of high school (early '96), as it was always my worst subject. for a while our boss in WY had us keep track of how many inches of pipe we welded in a day. (pipe diameter x 3.14) x # of pipes welded. but I'm always figuring out how many inches of stitch welds to make them evenly spaced.

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I own two calculators. How cool at math does that make me?

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