100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know

100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know

Math Explains your World

Book - 2009/05/18
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Uses basic mathematics to answer one hundred conundrums from everyday life, from the odds of winning the lottery and the method of determining batting averages to the shapes of roller coasters and the reasoning behind the fairest possible divorce settlements.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2009/05/18
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780393070071
0393070077
Branch Call Number: 510 BAR
Characteristics: xiv, 284 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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Jun 06, 2017

A surprisingly entertaining read although it fades a bit towards the end ( making the magic 100 seemed to be a stretch). Concentrates on the surprising results rather than the mathematics.

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