Yknow.... i take it back though, i feel like my science classes at least were pretty solid. that shit's helped me out with basic life.

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@cabalamat i tried to get to calculus in college, and had an aweful time. i didn't know how to focus myself at all at the time, and the math was so abstract and difficult for me. Algebra is a basic life skill, trig a nice trick to look like a pro, you get into calc and you're basically doing science.

I just wanted to make software, but they require this shit. i fucked right out and started programming professionally anyway. Fuck the system.

@xorowl You could always divide by 10 and double it. In practice what seems to happen is people round up to the nearest fiver and that's the tip. or someone might pay by card.

Percentages aren't algebra. Nor is arithmetic.

cabalamat@cabalamat@mastodon.technology@xorowl Algebra a basic life skill? I imagine many get through their whole lives without doing it. The concepts are good for programming and many turn their hand to simple programming these days (e.g. excel)