re: Do you actually use maths as a developer? VIEW POST


As I do things for web and some other back end services math is only used sometimes. Most of the time when math is required it is simple add, subtract, multiply, and divide. Occasionally some algebra is needed, but still it is minor.

That being said I think it is important for everyone regardless of profession to be reasonably capable in solving algebraic equations (with the help of a simple calculator) and how to apply them to real life scenarios. In addition one should have and understanding of dimensional analysis as it helps apply algebra to the real world.


I agree completely, I see the world differently the more I learn maths. Just don’t get to apply it nearly enough as a software engineer.

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