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TOK ESSAY
By: Amer Hazwani
“A model is a simplified representation of some aspect of the world. In what ways may models help or hinder the search of knowledge?” Models are needed to help people, models make or lives “easier”. People believe in models because we like to choice an easy ways. Now we use models for everything, models are being used by geographists, scientists, soldiers, businessmen, engineers, and many other people. There are models that are being used to build a building, maps, models for business (to increase revenue, to increase demand, to increase supply). So in every job there is an easy way. However this models are not always correct, and because people get more and more depended on them on day or another the model will not work and full process of work might fail just because of dependence on the models. There are two examples of the models: law demand in economics, and geographic maps in geography. Maps are being used in a lot of different ways, people use them to get from one place to another, to understand where they are, and what way they have to move during the trips. Soldiers use maps, geographists use maps. However are they so useful? If they are then why? Maps is a smaller version of a place, maps can represent give and idea of how city, country or continent might look like, there are also maps such as globe that represent the full world:

There is a map of Uzbekistan, globe of the world and map of Tashkent. Map of Uzbekistan shows the shape of the county, it also represents where cities are placed, by looking at the text (names of the cities (names of some cities are written different to another (larger))) it is clear that some cities are more popular then another, larger, and Tashkent if the largest there that represents that Tashkent is a capital city. So this map is useful for people to know where cities are placed, which city larger or smaller. That might help to understand how far one city from another...
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