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How long is a piece of string?: more hidden mathematics of everyday life

By: Eastaway, Rob

1909396613 / 9781909396616
eBook
510
02/04/2014
Available
England
152 pages
Copy: 10%; print: 10%
Reprint. Previously issued in print: London: Robson, 2002 Description based on CIP data; resource not viewed.

Why do weather forecasters get it wrong? What are the best tactics for playing 
"Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" and "The Weakest Link"? And what is the link 
between a tin of baked beans and a men's urinal? These and many other 
questions are answered in this book. It is for anyone wanting to remind 
themselves - or discover for the first time - that maths is relevant to almost 
everything we do. Dating, cooking, travelling by car, gambling and ranking 
sportsmen all have links with intriguing mathematical problems that are 
explained in this book. It reveals the secrets behind some of the best con tricks 
and the hidden workings of the taxi meter, and explains how epidemics start 
and stop. 

BIC:

PD Science: general issues, PDZM Popular mathematics

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