# The Benefits of Learning Calculus, How Learning Calculus Can Change Your Life

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So, the benefits of learning calculus are many indeed, although not necessarily readily apparent at first glance. The funny thing is, with regards to me writing this blog post, is that when I first took calculus I in school (not even Calculus I, it was business calculus which is basically a dumbed down version of calculus), I failed the class 3 times, and while I got close the second time (I missed the final exam passing score by like 3 questions, I was devastated as you can imagine). After finally passing Calculus I the third time, as you can imagine, I pretty much took all of the information that I learned from that class and had it tied up in moth balls, put away in storage deep in the bowels of my subconscious, never to be seen again. That is until I got some mild inspiration one day and decided to take a look at the actuarial exams, which low and behold, is a massively profitable field in the domain of finance, and which requires Calculus I, Calculus II, and Calculus III in order to even qualify to take these exams. It is through this that I began to look up old videos of how to do derivatives, chain rule, product rule, quotient rule, limits, integrals, multiplying and simplifying derivatives, and the host of information involved with calculus I. And so, in this blog post, I’ll walk you through the benefits of learning Calculus, I’ll walk you through exactly how and why I am learning calculus, and I’ll even give you a quick calculus lesson on a few different subjects. For more information on all things Business, Academia and learning, read on or subscribe to our blog for additional details and information.

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## The Benefits of Learning Calculus, And Why They May Not Be Apparent at First Glance

So, while learning calculus might look like a gigantic and useless waste of time at first glance, it is actually better for your brain and possibly for your career prospects than you might think. First off, I have to say that I think it was my first actual taste of learning a difficult math class, I think learning Calculus really teaches you how to think and how to use your brain in certain respects. I have to say that I got a lot out of calculus overall, and wish that I would’ve continued on and learned Calculus I and II, mainly because it would enable me to take the actuarial exams, boosting my career a ton.

## How to Do a Basic Derivative

So, a basic derivative is going to be done as follows. Say you have 6x^3, the way that you do the derivative of this is multiply the exponent by the number and reduce the exponent by one. So the derivative of the aforementioned function is 18x^2, and that is pretty much how a derivative works. Derivatives get significantly more pronounced with regards to how difficult they get, and as you get more advanced things like Chain Rule, Quotient Rule, product rule and anti-derivatives, also known as integrals start to come into play and really can take a lot of hard work to get down.

## Final Thoughts on the Benefits of Learning Calculus

And so, that’s the gist of some of the benefits of learning calculus. Overall, if you get really good at that and at math, it can definitely help you to propel your career in the right direction and can serve as a great way to exercise your brain and improve your overall analytical abilities. I highly recommend learning calculus if you have the chance in school. For more information, read on or subscribe to our blog for additional details and information.

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https://money.cnn.com/data/markets/

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