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# Why is calculus important in math?

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###### Wiki User

###### 12/12/2008

calculus allows people to give numerical values to the slopes of curves and gives us a way to find things like to maximum value of a function that is too large to graph or find the equation of the tangent line to a curve at a certain point. Next to the general field of geometry, calculus has the most pratical applications to the real world

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