WSJ: Mathematician is The Best Job

Starting from 2009, The Wall Street Journal repeats “Another day, another reason to get better at math.” Mathematicians top the list of the Best Job:

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There are not many positions that are called “mathematician”. When you are good in math you work as a Problem Solver and have different titles: engineer, project manager, CIO, CTO, CEO, software engineer, business developer, etc.

Choose the Best Job = be good in Math!

Mathematical Problems of Love

Are there math problems of Love. Certainly, there are many of them. The theme is very important for teenagers.Professional dancers

  • What are chances of being chosen?
  • How long do gentlemen wait ladies?
  • How many roses are needed?
  • How much do I spend for a present?
  • How Gerry must to play so that Jane always wins?
  • How to share the family income?
  • How to manage family projects?

There are many examples of such simple questions and answers at the page www.aplusclick.com/love.htm

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Gerry Geek’s love story in form of math problems is passionately described in his book at Amazon.

Hannah Fry’s TED Talk on the subject:

Does the car owner need math?

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Many car owners make decisions without any calculation. They use gut feelings and don’t spend time on math. However, small calculative efforts of 2-3 minutes can help to inform wise decisions and give the owner the confidence that they are making the best choice.

Here are real-life examples:

We calculate how many miles we can drive with a half tank.

We calculate the value of a car after owning it for several years.

We compare cars when we want to choose one that is fuel-efficient.

We calculate the potential costs when we decide to rent or buy a car.

We calculate the profit and losses when buying or selling cars.

Estimate how many miles can you drive if you change the tires (front <-> back) at the best moment. Rear tires of your car wear out after 60,000 miles, while the front tires wear out twice faster.

We accept or refuse bids when selling cars.

In the last case, you don’t need to know the complex optimal choice theory and its formulae. It’s enough just to keep in mind several simple rules that help you to make wise decisions. People who spend a few minutes on simple calculations always enjoy their choice.