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In many ways, living and working amidst a pandemic is like solving a giant math problem. Whether you had a borderline unhealthy relationship with your graphing calculator in high school, or you’re still having nightmares about Algebra 101, rest assured. This is good news.

First of all, you don’t have to be the one to solve for X. There are teams of numerically inclined folks who are doing incredible things like creating algorithms to predict the next COVID-19 hotspots and using the theory of sphere packing to design safer workspaces. It’s actually pretty exciting (even for those of us who were never exactly mathletes).

And here’s the thing about math problems: they have answers! Math offers clear-cut data that can help you make the best possible decisions when the stakes are high but the landscape is confusing.

So, if you happen to know a mathematician, statistician, or high school geometry teacher, give them a high five. Their value is incalculable.


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