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How Long is a Piece of String?: More Hidden Mathematics of Everyday Life
 
 
Author
Rob Eastaway & Jeremy Wyndham.
Publisher Portico  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 7.75 x 5 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9781861056252
Pages/Publication Date 222/2002
Daedalus Item Code 23105
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Why do weather forecasters make so many wrong predictions? What are the best tactics for playing Who Wants to be a Millionaire? and The Weakest Link? And what is the connection between cans of baked beans and the urinals on a men's room wall? These and many other questions are answered in this entertaining book of mathematics applied to real life, from the authors of Why Do Buses Come in Threes? Dating, cooking, car travel, gambling, and ranking sportsmen all have intriguing links with mathematical problems explained here, as do the secrets behind some of the best con tricks, the hidden workings of the taximeter, and how epidemics start and stop.

"It is rare for a book about mathematics to be as engaging as this."New Scientist

 
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