If you got lost, could math help find you?

A group of researchers from BYU believes so.

Professor Michael Goodrich and his group of graduate student researchers have formulated algorithms that could aid rescue teams in narrowing down possible locations of lost hikers.

"A lot of search and rescue has a fairly mathematical component," said Professor Goodrich.

Read this article from Provo, Utah's Daily Herald.

The most common question students ask math teachers at every level is “When will I use math?” WeUseMath.org is a non-profit website that helps to answer this question. This website describes the importance of mathematics and many rewarding career opportunities available to students who study mathematics.


 

Cryptanalyst
$137,780/yr
$126,000/yr
Physician
$187,199/yr
Attorney
$187,199/yr
Actuary
$160,000/yr
$100,000/yr
Biologist
$97,070/yr
Climatologist
$132,130/yr
$166,400/yr
$104,183/yr

Figures represent salary potential.

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