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Good at math or not?

Postby Queen K » Jan 26th, 2018, 6:38 am

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Why are some people damned good at math, and some are definitely not?
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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby Rider59 » Jan 26th, 2018, 6:48 am

Maybe because some see the world for what it actually is while others see it the way they want it to be. Guess what groups is better at math?

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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby TreeGuy » Jan 26th, 2018, 6:55 am

Is it a left brain/right brain thing?

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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby alanjh595 » Jan 26th, 2018, 7:00 am

Grocery store cashiers make the worst counters. There are 12 check-out lines and only 3 cashiers.

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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby GordonH » Jan 26th, 2018, 7:04 am

1 + 1 = 3 ..... Oops :laugh:

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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby seewood » Jan 26th, 2018, 7:10 am

OK at math.
A number of years ago I was asked to do a talk to a group of students at a 5-12 private school about the career I was in at the time. After blathering on for a while it was time for questions, one was " what are the most important subjects you needed for your work'? I replied Math and English. The groan through the group could have been heard down the hall.
Although simple math, I still use it every day at work. Not as good as some, I like to try and form a proper sentence as well.

Used to do residential tree work. I see news clips of climbers "chunking" down a tree. I used to pick a lane and put my arm up at an approximate 45 degree angle, look back over my shoulder and say the top will land here. Usually correct within a foot or so. Tree came down in 2 minutes instead of an hour if no obstacles to hit. Simple grade 8? math.
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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby alanjh595 » Jan 26th, 2018, 7:21 am

One of the best and most used math theory for me was, "Pythgorean Theorum". Before I knew the proper name fore it I called it the 4 5 6 rule. Very valuable math as a carpenter.

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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby TheBoss » Jan 26th, 2018, 10:03 am

Not good at math, I struggled with it in school. The whole number thing i never could wrap my head around. English on the other hand i was very good at. When i was in school (grade 3) It was a split class room grade 3-4. I seen kids reading a book and doing the group book study i asked my teacher if i could do that instead. Her response was well they're in a higher grade than you but i'll let you try. So she put me into this group and she was surprised at how well i did, i was able to understand the story answer questions about it etc etc.
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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby Even Steven » Jan 26th, 2018, 10:07 am

I love math.

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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby just popping in » Jan 26th, 2018, 10:08 am

GordonH wrote:1 + 1 = 3 ..... Oops :laugh:


Funny how some others didn't catch that. [icon_lol2.gif]

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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby dirtybiker » Jan 26th, 2018, 11:07 am

The way teachers tried to teach me math is not how I do math.

Teachers would tell me I was doing it wrong, yet I would get the correct answer.

Through my work, ie; repetitive usage.

I have become quite proficient at math and standard to metric conversions
as it pertains to the industry I am in.
Top priority, Physics, Weights, Measures, Distances, Volumes, etc.
It surprises others when I rattle off the answer, without the use of electronics
or paper. Usually surprises me as well...

As far as helping my 14 yr old with advanced mathematics (gr.12 level)
It is far beyond me. Far beyond what was taught when I was still in School even.

I Am Canadian, I can use both Metric and Standard in one sentence.

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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby Bsuds » Jan 26th, 2018, 11:23 am

dirtybiker wrote:I Am Canadian, I can use both Metric and Standard in one sentence.


I can as well. Part of my job when we converted to metric was re-calibrating mechanical scales over to metric.
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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby Thinktank » Jan 26th, 2018, 2:24 pm

Nearly half of all Canadian credit card holders (46 per cent) are carrying credit card debt,

Do they understand what's happening? Even I'm not sure I understand.

If you owe $3,000 @ 18% interest, for one year, you pay $540 interest for a whole year.

If you have $3,000 owing on your credit card every month for a year, and you buy between $200 and $1,000 every month on your credit card, but you pay that amount - on time - so your balance always stays at exactly $3,000 .......... how much interest will you pay in total for the year?

See - no one is really good at math. I know no one here can answer that question. I don't think I can even answer it.
And that's the problem.

https://globalnews.ca/news/1822207/near ... rid-of-it/


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Ukraine is broke, and undertook a war on that portion of the country that provided 30% of GDP. Now a draft, for an army, for a war, for a government that will - get this - implement IMF/EU *austerity*.
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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby LANDM » Jan 26th, 2018, 7:06 pm

Thinktank wrote:Nearly half of all Canadian credit card holders (46 per cent) are carrying credit card debt,

Do they understand what's happening? Even I'm not sure I understand.

If you owe $3,000 @ 18% interest, for one year, you pay $540 interest for a whole year.

If you have $3,000 owing on your credit card every month for a year, and you buy between $200 and $1,000 every month on your credit card, but you pay that amount - on time - so your balance always stays at exactly $3,000 .......... how much interest will you pay in total for the year?

See - no one is really good at math. I know no one here can answer that question. I don't think I can even answer it.
And that's the problem.

https://globalnews.ca/news/1822207/near ... rid-of-it/


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No, that’s not your only problem. And you are making assumptions that others have your problems.
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Re: Good at math or not?

Postby Thinktank » Jan 26th, 2018, 7:34 pm

So that was a bit too complicated.

Here's some more credit card math:

A person has a credit card balance of $1.00 which is due Feb.1.
He doesn't pay it off.
On Feb 1 he buys a motorcycle on his credit card for $10,000.
Since he has 30 days before he must pay it off, he waits until Mar 1 and pays his total balance.
How much interest will be due on Mar 1?

Anyone know? It's simple math.

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