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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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