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Maths in a minute: Shake to solve
Suppose you have people in a room and each person shakes hands with each other person once. How many ... Maths can be so easy! This puzzle is inspired by content on our sister ...
Marianne  28 May 2020  16:29  0 comments

Maths in a minute: Clever sums
... adding up all the integers from 1 to 100? Tap them into a calculator? Write a little computer code? Or look up the general formula for ... how he did it. Notice that you can sum the numbers in pairs, starting at either end. First you add 1 and 100 to get 101. Next it's ...
Marianne  28 May 2020  16:28  3 comments

Maths in a minute: The bridges of Königsberg
In the eighteenth century the city we now know as Kaliningrad was called ... Like many other great cities Königsberg was divided by a river, called the Pregel. It contained two islands and there were seven ... article was inspired by content on our sister site Wild Maths , which encourages students to explore maths beyond the classroom and ...
Marianne  28 May 2020  16:24  1 comment

The maths of COVID19
Maths plays an essential role in fighting COVID19, which is why the pandemic has featured a lot on Plus . Here is all our coverage at a glance. This page will be ...
Marianne  28 May 2020  16:03  0 comments

Meet your digital twin
... which diseases we might get, and how to best treat them? In short, what if we could all have our very own digital twin? ... heart. As usual, we also challenge ourselves to explain some maths in one minute. You can find out more about maths and medicine , ...
Marianne  28 May 2020  16:00  0 comments

Maths in a minute: "R nought" and herd immunity
... an infected person goes on to infect, given that everyone in the population is susceptible to the disease. For COVID19 this is currently ... Marianne Freiberger . Maths in a minute: "R nought" and herd immunity Permalink ...
Marianne  27 May 2020  11:24  4 comments

Maths in a minute: Differential equations
... a steady speed of 70mph. If you arrive at your destination in 2 hours, then you'll easily work out that you have travelled a distance of ... countless uses for differential equations in all areas of maths and science. For a wide range of examples, see these Plus articles ...
Marianne  21 May 2020  15:44  0 comments

The virus
... how to communicate science during a crisis, and explore the maths of herd immunity in one minute. To find out more about the topics covered in this podcast ...
Marianne  21 May 2020  15:45  comments

Maths in a minute: Social distancing
Imagine lots of people in a park, sitting in the Sun. Each person wants to keep at least 2m distance to ...
Marianne  16 May 2020  13:46  5 comments

Maths in a minute: the Fibonacci sequence
... you the first few numbers here, but what’s the next one in line? It turns out that the answer is simple. Every number in the Fibonacci ... stumbled across it in the 12th century while contemplating a curious problem. Fibonacci started with a pair of fictional and slightly ...
Rachel  7 May 2020  12:03  0 comments