A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

anonymous

  • one year ago

Are proofs useful in the real world?

  • This Question is Closed
  1. steve816
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Nope, no one uses proofs in the real world. We have something called a calculator.

  2. bmmoffattb
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Actually, they are the biggest waste of time.

  3. dan815
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    LOL yes they are used

  4. steve816
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    No wonder why america is so behind in maths

  5. dan815
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    when you are about to send a man into space, you arent going to wing it

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    @dan815 I think by 1% of the population

  7. bmmoffattb
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    The 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.

  8. bmmoffattb
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Unless 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.

  9. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.