Algebra is a huge part of our lives. Whether we drive a car and need to calculate the distance and mileage of a trip. Working out equations of how many miles per gallon your car will get is also a very important daily issue. What is you are working in a retail store as a cashier, would you use algebra? You would use algebra to determine coins and bills in change you use. In that case, the different bills and coins are your xs and your ys. Most people want think of that as algebra but thats what it is.
There are some jobs that you would not think that would use algebra. Algebra can be used to determine what dimensions to use to make a box with a given volume and use the least material possible. A carpenter uses algebra in order to calculate the area of a space in order to buy supplies, calculate estimates for jobs, measure and cut supplies need to correctly to a job. A carpenter will also use algebra to build and estimate space needed for installation of appliances and objects. Also He uses it to find the angle at which two walls are put together, how long he must cut how many pieces of wood.
How much cement he needs to go with the 30 yards of sand and gravel that was just delivered for a slab of a given size. When it comes to figuring anything you use some form of algebra. From your cost of a product, volume, area or dimension, math is used. All jobs from the President of the United States to a stay at home mom use algebra almost every day. You even start learning some basic algebra as a child. So next time you think you will never use algebra in the real world.