What is advanced-level mathematics used for?

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chiro
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Because of it's sometimes mind-boggling complexity and difficulty, it is difficult to wrap your mind around that level of math without having to have an IQ of 140+

Math is despised by most high school and college students. Only the people with high IQ's (a tiny percentage of the population) tend to excel in, and take further interest in it.
If someone knows their stuff well enough, they should be able to explain it to a twelve year old.
 
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I do not think IQ = math talent.
People with high IQ's usually dedicate their academic careers to "brainy" subjects like physics, mathematics, engineering, biochemistry, medicine, and general science.

Do you think Albert Einstein could have been as famous a physicist as he was, if his IQ was 110?
 

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