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anonymous
 one year ago
Are proofs useful in the real world?
anonymous
 one year ago
Are proofs useful in the real world?

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steve816
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Nope, no one uses proofs in the real world. We have something called a calculator.

bmmoffattb
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Actually, they are the biggest waste of time.

steve816
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No wonder why america is so behind in maths

dan815
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0when you are about to send a man into space, you arent going to wing it

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@dan815 I think by 1% of the population

bmmoffattb
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The reason that people think they're important in the real world is because they help people learn to put reasons behind the steps they take. It's like double checking what you're doing, I guess. If there isn't a reason, why do it, right? But this is pretty pointless and it's unlikely that you're going to use this skill very often.

bmmoffattb
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Unless there is a theorem or postulate backing up your reasoning, you're probably doing the problem wrong. I guess this is to teach people to put reasoning behind the steps they take? Pointless to me.
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