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How Long is a Piece of String?: More Hidden Mathematics of Everyday Life [9781861056252]

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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.
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9781861056252
ISBN13:
9781861056252
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Delivery Usually In 4-8 Working Days
Author:
Rob Eastaway
Publisher:
Portico
Publication:
01-Sep-2008
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
182
Weight:
244 Grams