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June 2008 The Plus new writers award 2008 Read the winning entries in this issue of Plus ...
plusadmin  16 Apr 2010  14:05

Plus Advent Calendar Door #7: Seven is lucky!
... is a mathematical recipe for finding lucky numbers, and 7 is one of them. The recipe goes like this. Write down all the positive ... all even numbers, leaving only the odds: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, ... . The next number on the list after 1 is 3, so ...
Marianne  7 Dec 2013  11:14  0 comments

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

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

Why 7 is special
... from around the world, he found that the winner was ... 7! We rather like 7 ourselves and decided that this is because 7 is the first prime number that ...
Marianne  1 Jul 2014  12:14  0 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

What is general relativity?
... Singh on January 10, 2017 Awesome blog David tong sir can u describe all equations explained by Einstein with ...
Marianne  14 Aug 2017  15:16  10 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

Plus Advent Calendar Door #7: A gaping hole
... to nurture mathematical creativity. The site is aimed at 7 to 16 yearolds, but open to all. It provides games, investigations, stories ...
Marianne  7 Dec 2015  10:46  0 comments

What is financial mathematics?
... more about probability and financial mathematics on Tim's blog Magic, maths and money . where would you ... Permalink Submitted by Anonymous on May 7, 2011 I am a financial mathematics student myself. This ...
plusadmin  2 Feb 2017  15:57  22 comments