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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and funny!, 2 Feb 2003
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This review is from: How Long is a Piece of String?: More Hidden Mathematics of Everyday Life (Hardcover)
I bought this book out of curiosity - I've never been all that interested in maths, but some of the chapters looked interesting - like how best to play TV quiz shows, why the days of the week are called what they are, and so on.
The authors say that the main reason for including something in this book was that it had to keep them entertained down the pub - and I'd agree entirely!
It's funny and covers a wide choice of subjects, includes some puzzles (don't worry they include the answers too!), and even discusses how best to meet the love of your life (statistically speaking).
You don't need a degree in maths to get your head round it, the chapters are nice and short, all in all it's a very entertaining book. You will find yourself quoting it all over the place after you've read it!!
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