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HOW FAR DO YOU AGREE THAT MATHEMATICS IS THE REAL UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE?

Math has evolved from the prehistoric ages till date as the medium of communion to all.Its implications are so broad and nebulous that it would be insane to raise any question on its collective worth. Humans depend on maths for the simplest of happenings to the greatest discoveries and innovations. Maths has always been an integral part of our lives. From the replacement of the barter system to

the exploration of outer space , it is Math that ought to be creditted. Maths is used in almost every field ranging from science to arts, music, economics, astronomy, business etc. The list goes on. There are no barriers of language, culture or race when it comes to interpreting Maths. One plus one is two for a Ghanian or an Arabian, male or female, western or eastern. Maths is indeed the real universal language.

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Math is that medium through which every creature communicates, interprets and can relate to. It does not take rocket science for a dog to know if one of its puppies is missing nor does it require a PHD  for an infant to choose five candies instead of two. So, Math is the language that everyone can grasp and furthermore, make the best practical use by applying it to day to day life. We eat, sleep and walk in Maths. For instance, Where would the world head to had BODMAS, the basic principles of addition, substraction and division not been realized? Even the ancient people used Math by dividing their hunted food amongst themselves. Mathematics indeed is the Queen of all Sciences. According to Wain(Orton and Wain 1994-26) for a person to get by in an industrial society he or she requires skill such as recognising numbers,using a calculator,working with measurements and capacity and understanding geometric figures. Even baking a cake requires mathematical knowledge,in measuring the quantities of ingredients and timing the process.Then how can we the so called “superior beings” neglect Maths that never ever ceases to amaze us?

Maths turns complexity into simplicity. The formulae and derivatives of Maths turn pages of tedious solutions into simple workings. To illustrate: the pythagorus theorem can save ample time and effort as we can easily calulate the lenght of missing side of any right angled triangle . If this were to be done in experiment, a lot of energy would uneccessarily be wasted. Today, the Eiffel Tower stands as it is because of its stucture which is again the gift of Geometry.

Even nature makes use of Maths. The patterns of day and night, the rotation and revolution of the earth, the series of constellations all imply Maths. Da Vinci had said,”God used Maths”. Burdrantt Rusell introduced philosophy into Maths. If we look at the pattern of Fibonacci series and then divide the numbers from back we get the divine proportion called phy. This phy is the ratio of male to female ants in the ant colony, female to male ratio in any bee hive, the length of waist to the body, the pattern of shells of a crab or even the rings in a sunflower. These illustrations clearly justify Math as a

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