Donna M Ware
Donna M. Ware

Donna M. Ware

Math Problems are Like Life Problems, Just Find the Formula and Work Out The Solution

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Donna M Ware
·Nov 3, 2022·

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Math Problems are Like Life Problems, Just Find the Formula and Work Out The Solution
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I've been working on this math problem for two days now. It's asking me to figure out the area of a triangle in terms of its base. I am stumped.

I solved this problem before, but this time I am working with variables and square roots instead of whole numbers or solving for a single variable x.

I have some choices:

  • option 1: Keep staring at the problem till I figure it out
  • option 2: Research the problem till I find a solution
  • option 3: skip the question and continue forward, never looking back
  • option 4: skip the question and come back later
  • option 5: give up and never do math again

option 2 seems the most appealing, I think I'll go with that. I am sure there are other options I could list, but let's keep it limited to what I can muster at 11:52 pm, knowing I have to wake up at 3 am.

Anyway, the takeaway from this is a real-life analogy. I've had a problem I've been trying to solve for at least 10 years.

Just like I know there's an answer to this math problem, there's an answer to this real-life problem.

I know there is someone who has the answer to my math problem. They could probably solve it in their sleep. There's also a person that can solve this real-life problem, I struggle with, with ease and clarity.

The cool thing about it...that person is me.

I just have to have patience, do my research, and not give up. Finally, the solution will present itself and I can move on to the next level.

With these words...I bid you,

Good night

 
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