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Will You Be Alive 10 Years from Now? : And Numerous Other Curious Questions in Probability, Paperback / softback Book

Will You Be Alive 10 Years from Now? : And Numerous Other Curious Questions in Probability Paperback / softback

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A collection of stimulating probability puzzles from best-selling math writer Paul NahinWhat are the chances of a game-show contestant finding a chicken in a box?

Is the Hanukkah dreidel a fair game? Will you be alive ten years from now? These are some of the one-of-a-kind probability puzzles that popular math writer Paul Nahin offers in this lively and informative book.

Nahin brings probability to life with colorful historical anecdotes and a unique puzzle-solving approach that illustrates many of the techniques mathematicians use to grapple with probability.

He looks at classic puzzles-from Galileo's dice-tossing problem to a disarming dice puzzle that would have astonished even Newton-and presents a dozen challenge problems and twenty-five probability puzzlers.

With wit and insight, Nahin demonstrates why seemingly simple probability problems can stump even the experts.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages, 28 b/w illus. 22 tables.
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
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  • ISBN: 9780691196367

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