“You don’t use this stuff in the real world, why do we gotta learn it?”
If I had a nickel for every time I heard that…
And if I had a nickel for every time I actually did use multivariate algebra outside of the classroom…
Well, what do you think, which of the above two makes me more money? Show all your work.
I’ll make it easy on you. It’s the second statement. The truth is, I use multivariate algebra multiple times every day! And guess what, so do you!
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