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  1. The formula that plots (almost) everything

    ... 77234155007166522269961098691358424796883658706253737085596435821784280478722 ... Permalink Submitted by Andrew1 on August 7, 2017 Nice article - thanks. I'm going to have a play ...

    Marianne - 26 Sep 2017 - 13:55 - 8 comments

  2. The mathematics of kindness

    ... Permalink Submitted by Bunny Tornado on November 7, 2016 This whole theory is quite laughable if one ...

    Marianne - 15 Sep 2017 - 15:29 - 4 comments

  3. Going for gold in London

    ... has the most bronze medals (18), but fewest gold medals (7). Each country has at least 6 medals of each type. Italy has 27 ... ans Japan: Gold:9,silver:6,bronze:10 France: Gold:7,silver:16,bronze:18 Italy: Gold: 8,silver: 9,bronze:10 2nd ans: ...

    Marianne - 30 Aug 2017 - 15:16 - 2 comments

  4. Remarkable reversible numbers

    ... of the digits in another number, for example, 2847 and 7482 form a reversible pair. Reversible pairs prove interesting because of the ... number that I pulled randomly out of the air, such as 341, 724, 651, 873 (like your example of 125). No doubt I'd have eventually hit on ...

    Marianne - 21 Aug 2017 - 17:32 - 5 comments

  5. Probably magic!

    ... the total number is: 52 x 51 x 50 x 49 ... x 2 x 1 = 8.07 x 10 67 . If we were to write this number out in full, it would ... you have produced by your shuffling is therefore 1/(8.07 x 10 67 ). This is an incredibly small probability. To show just how ...

    Marianne - 21 Aug 2017 - 16:01 - 6 comments

  6. Middle class problems

    ... to the computer scientist Scott Aaronson writing on his blog , this would constitute the "theoretical computer science result of the ...

    Marianne - 21 Aug 2017 - 11:22 - 0 comments

  7. Get ready for the Games: Olympic logic

    ... has the most bronze medals (18), but fewest gold medals (7). Each country has at least 6 medals of each type. Italy has 27 ...

    Marianne - 9 Aug 2017 - 12:33 - 0 comments

  8. The maths of gold medals: Four Olympic thoughts

    ... for obtaining only one gold. Compare that with Beijing 2008, where Britain won nineteen. One journalist claimed this was a sign that ... this method, Britain tallied 25 points in 1996, and 98 in 2008, a dramatic improvement but certainly not 19 times better. However, ...

    Marianne - 9 Aug 2017 - 12:19 - 1 comment

  9. Understanding uncertainty: Small but lethal

    ... who died from "external causes" in England and Wales in 2008. That's those people out of the total population of 54 million who died ... these deaths are unavoidable: in the year up to June 2009, 3,735 deaths due to lapses in safety were reported to the National Patient ...

    Marianne - 9 Feb 2017 - 15:26 - 17 comments

  10. Safety in numbers

    ... of a mathematical padlock." For example, 17 multiplied by 7 is fairly easy to work out, but can you quickly calculate what two number ...

    plusadmin - 4 Aug 2017 - 08:58 - 0 comments