Real World Examples of How We Use Math on a Daily Basis

By Stefan Robert

Real world examples of how we use math on a daily basis have to do with characteristics like taxi cabs. Get real world examples of how we use math on a daily basis with help from an expert in computers, with two degrees in both Computer Science and Applied Mathematics in this free video clip.

Transcript

Hi, my name is Stefan. Today, I'm going to be speaking on real world example on how we use math on a daily basis. A thing that I use every day is taxi cabs. And taxi cabs are important because they get you from point A to point B and usually taxi cabs have the five dollar initial fee and then it usually costs around seven dollars per mile. So a good way to use math is you can calculate how much money it's going to cost you in order to complete your trip. Me I usually go four miles so for me to calculate my trip I know that it's five plus seven times the four miles that I'm traveling. So that gives me five plus 28 and then I have my answer 33. So I already know as soon as I get in to the cab that I'm going to need 30 dollars. 33 dollars to complete my trip. This is an example of how we use math on a daily basis.

About the Author

Stefan Robert is an expert in computers, with two degrees in both Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.