# 24 Lies Everyone Who Studied Mathematics Has Told At Least Once

**1+1=another lie, probably.**

**1. I have amazing, all-round problem solving skills.**

**2. Yes, I love playing chess. Obviously.**

**3. Terence Tao is my idol.**

**4. I don’t mind that my friends always make me work out the bill.**

**5. I loved having all exams and no coursework.**

**6. I know how to program. I can program anything.**

**7. I have never confused my scientific calculator for my phone.**

**8. Of course I’ve used calculus, differential geometry and linear algebra since graduating.**

**9. I find the stock market fascinating. **

**10. My research in the field of number theory has made a real difference in the world.**

**11. I have logical and analytical skills and can instantly see patterns in large data sets. No problem.**

**12. I had lots of time for extracurricular activities outside of my studies.**

**13. Sure, I can easily solve a Rubik’s Cube. It’s just basic group theory.**

**14. I understood all the proofs we were taught. I didn’t have to rote learn any of them.**

**15. Wolfram Alpha was not my homepage for 3 years.**

**16. Operational research was so much more than just different types of queues.**

**17. I like how Maths opens the door to so many careers like IT, finance and engineering. I ***love* that it doesn’t actually qualify you to do any of them.

*love*that it doesn’t actually qualify you to do any of them.