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Yogurt Shop Sells Frozen Treats Using Verizon Math
Let’s play a game. We’ll each name three consecutive outcomes of a coin toss (for example, tails-heads-heads, or THH). Then we’ll flip a coin repeatedly until one of our chosen runs appears. Run Toppers Run Toppers
Science & Math The Wheel Cipher Thomas Jefferson, already absurdly accomplished by 1795, somehow found time to delve into cryptography, where he devised this cipher system. The letters of the alphabet are printed along the rim of each of 36 disks, which are stacked on an axle. Science & Math
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Tanya Khovanova?s Math Blog I started my life wanting to be a mathematician. At some point I had to quit academia in order to feed my children. And so I went to work in industry for ten years. Now that my children have grown, I am trying to get back to academia. So I am the right person to compare the experience of working in the two sectors. Tanya Khovanova?s Math Blog
Probabilities in the Game of Monopoly®

Probabilities in the Game of Monopoly®

Probabilities in the Game of Monopoly® Table of Contents I recently saw an article in Scientific American (the April 1996 issue with additional information in the August 1996 and April 1997 issues) that discussed the probabilities of landing on the various squares in the game of Monopoly®. They used a simplified model of the game without considering the effects of the Chance and Community Chest cards or of the various ways of being sent to jail. I was intrigued enough with this problem that I started working on trying to find the probabilities for landing on the different squares with all of the rules taken into account.
Folding Paper in Half Twelve Times Folding Paper in Half Twelve Times Folding Paper in Half 12 Times: The story of an impossible challenge solved at the Historical Society office Alice laughed: "There's no use trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things." "I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. Through the Looking Glass by L. Carroll The long standing challenge was that a single piece of paper, no matter the size, cannot be folded in half more than 7 or 8 times.