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Rob Eastaway is one of the UK’s leading popularisers of maths. His books include the bestselling Why Do Buses Come in Threes? and Maths for Mums and Dads. He has written numerous newspaper and magazine articles, regularly appears on radio to talk about the maths of everyday life, and has given maths talks to audiences of all ages, at venues ranging from The Royal Institution to Pentonville Prison.
Surprising, amusing and even amazing maths from Rob Eastaway who reveals that mathematical precision can be found in the most mundane of places, including your sock drawer. Start here for a book to take away fear of maths and change your view of maths from boring to amazing. Like for Like Reading: The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Mathematics from One to Infinity, Steven Strogatz Alex's Adventures in Numberland, Alex Bellos
Why do weather forecasters get it wrong? What are the best tactics for playing Who Wants to be a Millionaire? and The Weakest Link ? And what is the link between a tin of baked beans and a men's urinal? These and many other questions are answered in this book. It is for anyone wanting to remind themselves - or discover for the first time - that maths is relevant to almost everything we do. Dating, cooking, travelling by car, gambling and ranking sportsmen all have links with intriguing mathematical problems that are explained in this book. It reveals the secrets behind some of the best con tricks and the hidden workings of the taxi meter, and explains how epidemics start and stop.