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Is it correct to say:

In diesen fünf Semestern besuchte ich sowohl Kurse der theoretische als auch der angewandten Mathematik und jetzt ich will mein Wissen an realen Leben Herausforderungen gelten.

What I mean is:

During these 5 semesters of studies I have taken both pure and applied mathematics courses and now I want to apply my knowledge to real world challenges.

Thank you beforehand.

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1. It's interesting to see, that you translated apply in two different ways:



Both are valid but only for the correct form of apply. The objectless form to apply translates to gelten. The form with object to apply something translates to anwenden.

In your sentence, it's anwenden in both cases.

2. real world challenge doesn't translate to Lebensherausforderung but to reale Herausforderung or praxisnahe Problemstellung (or swapped). Lebensherausforderung would be a challenge of ones personal life.

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I would translate your sentence like that:

In diesen fünf Semestern besuchte ich sowohl Kurse der theoretischen als auch der angewandten Mathematik und möchte mein Wissen jetzt auf reale Problemstellungen anwenden.

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