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


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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 to calculate a tip 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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  • ISBN-13: 9781605985176
  • ISBN-10: 1605985171
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books
  • Publish Date: January 2014
  • Page Count: 273
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 6.59 x 0.83 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.56 pounds


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