June 25, 2013

# Maths in the Real World

## I’ll hint at how this works later. Just play for now.

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# How does this work?

Maths goes wrong in the real world when we ASSUME certain parameters are CONSTANTS when they are VARIABLES.

This is how this trick works. We assume the cards above are constant.

Now look at both sets of cards again …………………

June 25, 2013

# a lose lose date with the Pokies

According to Tom Vanderbilt in The Guardian ( Slot machines: a lose lose situation, 8 JUN 2013)

Once seen as a harmless diversion, hi-tech slot machines now bring in more money than casinos – and their players become addicted three times faster than other gamblers.

# or a way of fleecing those who don’t do the maths.

## Trick 1: The Great MATHoudini

November 30, 2012

# The Great MATHoudini

## Trick 2: Luck Be a Math Nerd Tonight

November 30, 2012

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# Luck Be a Math Nerd Tonight

## Trick 3: Maths Swami Knows Your Birthday

November 30, 2012

# Maths Swami Knows Your Birthday

## Trick 4: Madame Mathematique Clairvoyant

November 30, 2012