# What are some ways architects use math?

The math skills needed to create or construct a building are many indeed. If you have ever watched someone build anything, you may have seen them use a tape measurer or a rule…r. The ability to measure is a basic math skill. It is how an architect communicates the length or size of things we want to build. We must be able to add and subtract these numbers but also must be able to use fractions of these numbers. Today, we deal with measurements that are both the English system and the Metric system. Architects use math to convert between these two systems of measurement. You may also find architects using the many formulas and principles of geometry to create a building. Think about designing a building. How strong do the walls and beams and ceilings need to be? You figure that out with math, knowing the weights and strengths of the materials. How much of the materials do you need? It depends on the sizes of the walls, rooms, ceilings, all of that is math. Is concrete cheaper, or steel or cinder block? It depends on how much of each you need, what they cost to buy and build. How long will each stage of the construction take, and how can they be planned to overlap to get the building done the fastest? How much does each sq. foot. of the building rent for, and how long will it take to pay off the investment? How will it affect traffic in the neighborhood? How big does the garage need to be to hold the cars of what percentage of the people who work in the building or customers/clients who visit the building? What about windows? How many sq. feet per wall? How much heat will build up in the rooms because of the windows? That will affect how much air conditioning you need. Also windows leak heat during the Winter so more of them means more heat too. How many electrical outlets do you need? How many amps do you need from the power lines? How many circuit-breakers? How many lighting fixtures do you need? In modern buildings, the lighting system is considered part of the heating system--which is why you see lights on in skyscrapers in the middle of the night when nobody is there. For big, tall buildings, architects are even concerned with how the wind affects them, how it swirls between buildings. They use computer models for this. Also things like earthquake resistance. There's almost every kind of math here! Geometry and trig, calculus, accounting, engineering, finite element analysis, computer modeling, etc.etc.

# How does an architect use math?

derrr. you have to do measurements..

# How does architect relate to Math?

Architects use math in a number of ways. These include using mathematical proportions when drawingĂŠdesign plans, as well as troubleshooting structural problems.

# What type of math does an architect use?

acrhitects use geometry and symmetry

# What kind of math does an Architect use?

Architects tend to use all types of math, but one main math used is Geometry. Architects must understand how slopes, intercepts and other terms found in geometry.

# What does math got to do with architects?

maths is very important in archiecture, you will not be very successful if you cannot do maths and you wish to become an architect. You have to calculate angles for room…s etc, lengths and area to work out size of rooms, you need to calculate materials you will need ($/ÂŁ) and much more, it is a vital part of architecture

# Do you have to be good at math to become an architect?

well if u want to be one than just go life is not only about maths maybe you can do adding or something ellse i just mean that good luck if you want to be a architect

# How does an architect use math in his profession?

An architect uses math to figure how much room he has to build in and the exact size of almost everything they build. Architectural work has to be very precise and math is …the only way to do that. While the above is true, an architect also needs to understand the properties of the materials that he/she is using. How strong IS that beam? What forces will be on it when he cantilevers a portion of a building, and how will he use the materials to meet the customers needs? An architect is both a designer AND an engineer; both an artist and a technician. When spanning a distance it is essential that one know how to calculate the loads, torque and sheer forces. Math is integral to that process. "pardon the pun"

# How do architects use science and math?

for things

# Is geometry and symmetry the only math architects use?

No, architects use more math than geometry and symmetry. THey need to know addition and subtraction when they want to change the dimensions of something. THey need to know sca…lars so that they can make accurate models. And there is higher math involved in figuring out how much weight a structure can hold.

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# What math problems do architects use?

-9;-1;4;-4 =24 how all that calculate equal 24 why?

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# Do architects use math operations of multiplication and and division in their work?

Yes they use multiplication and division to measure geometry

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# What must you get in your math exam to be a architect?

an a+

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# Do architects need math skills?

yes to build and look at the distance

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# What does a architect do with math?

A architect uses math like meausuring length