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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

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

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

News from the world of maths: Today is brought to you by the number 11,185,272...
Thursday, September 18, 2008 ...and yesterday was brought to you by the number 54 ... to the Mathematical Association of America's NumberADay blog . Every working day they post a number and a biography of its interesting ... in the 46th known Mersenne prime, discovered on Sept. 6, 2008 (you can read more in Prime record broken? on Plus ). 54 might ...
plusadmin  19 Aug 2010  19:25  0 comments

News from the world of maths: Bicycles in London modelling contest run and won
Thursday, July 17, 2008 Bicycles in London modelling contest run and won ... eBourbaki has announced the winners of its 2008 Bicycles in London mathematical modelling competition. The contest ... information on the contest, see our story on the Plus blog The winning team was presented with a check for £1000 by Emily ...
plusadmin  6 Apr 2010  14:44  0 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

If we all go for the blonde
... By JoséManuel Rey June 2008 This article is the winner of the general public category of ... Permalink Submitted by Anonymous on February 7, 2016 If you think you can make the country better you ...
plusadmin  26 Oct 2015  09:37  9 comments

Why do you like maths?
... You can listen to the podcast , read a relevant blog post by Peter and you can also send your own answers to Ruby via Twitter or via a contact form on her tumblr blog. The more people answer, the more interesting her essay will be! ...
Marianne  3 Mar 2011  10:18  1 comment