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Mathematics Minus Fear: How to Make Math Fun and Beneficial to Your Everyday Life

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How can math help you bet on horses or win in Vegas? What’s the foolproof way to solve Sudoku? How can probability teach you to calculate your chances of survival in Russian roulette?           

In this irreverent and entertaining guide to mathematics, Lawrence Potter takes the fear out of everything from long division to percentages. Using fascinating puzzles and surprising examples, from M.C. Escher to Pascal, he shows us how math is connected with the world we encounter every day, from how the VAT works to why weather forecasts are wrong, from winning at Monopoly to improving your mental arithmetic. Along the way you’ll also discover who invented numbers, whether animals can count, and what nuns have to do with multiplication.

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Forget your classroom nightmares and discover how numbers can enhance and illuminate your world!

About the Author

Lawrence Potter

Product Details

ISBN:
9781605983769
Subtitle:
How to Make Math Fun and Beneficial to Your Everyday Life
Author:
Potter, Lawrence
Publisher:
Pegasus
Subject:
General Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematics -- History.
Subject:
Mathematics-Educational
Publication Date:
20120905
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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