View Poll Results: What level of math do you use at work?

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  • No Math

    2 7.41%
  • Addition/Subtraction

    2 7.41%
  • Multiplication/Division

    3 11.11%
  • Fractions

    5 18.52%
  • Algebra (Basic)

    5 18.52%
  • Algebra (Complex)

    3 11.11%
  • Statistics

    6 22.22%
  • Calculas

    1 3.70%
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Thread: How much math do you use in your AFSC?

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    Default How much math do you use in your AFSC?

    This article struck me as ineresting and made me wonder about Air Force AFSCs.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/business/...t-work/275260/

    How much math do you use on the job?
    Last edited by Absinthe Anecdote; 04-28-2013 at 04:12 PM.

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    Default Re: How much math do you use in your AFSC?

    Lots. Have to weigh fish, cut back on drink ounces...

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    Default Re: How much math do you use in your AFSC?

    From the article...

    we should at least be conscious of the possibility that we're putting educational road blocks in front of students without a practical application for them.
    This holds true for most subjects in the public education system.

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    Default Re: How much math do you use in your AFSC?

    I use formulas for calculating power/voltage/etc. The numbers can, however, just be plugged into the computer to figure it out.

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    Default Re: How much math do you use in your AFSC?

    Good poll.

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    Default Re: How much math do you use in your AFSC?

    Quote Originally Posted by technomage1 View Post
    You forgot Geometry...I use it for mine. And you misspelled calculus.
    I also spelled calculus and Dzhokhar wrong.

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    Default Re: How much math do you use in your AFSC?

    You forgot Geometry...I use it for mine. And you misspelled calculus.
    Newton's First Law of Motion

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    How much math do you use in your AFSC?
    Seventeen.
    I like to vector out my space voids to at least 5m.

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    Default Re: How much math do you use in your AFSC?

    I use basic algebra. Like if I have to know how many Airmen I need to get the job done, and I know that I only need five to do the work I have to factor in how many it takes to supervise(x) and how many are to lazy to do anything other than surf the net on thier phone(y).
    Five Meters of Voided Space.

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    Default Re: How much math do you use in your AFSC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Absinthe Anecdote View Post
    This article struck me as ineresting and made me wonder about Air Force AFSCs.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/business/...t-work/275260/

    How much math do you use on the job?
    In finance? We do not really use any math. We just push buttons and hope things work out. If you come in complaining we usually push some more buttons and hope that fixes it. If not, we blame it on a system glitch and keep trying. Eventually you either give up or we find the right combinations of buttons that satisfies you.

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