Posts Tagged ‘Funny Math Blog’
June 25, 2013
Slot machine maths:
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.

Here’s how the math works:

In Australia pokie machines must return between
85%
and
90%
of money gambled.
But here is the catch. If you start out with $300 that means, surely, you’ll go home with$255 in your pocket less some for the big payouts.
WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!
According to ex-gambler Tom Cummings you’ll probably go home with
NOTHING!
In his article, Poker machine maths , (ABC, The Drum, 27 MAY 2011) it is not unusual for someone to start with $300 but put $3,000 into the machine over 4 – 5 hours.
Here’s the sting. According to the poker machine, $3,000 was gambled, and $300 was kept (by the slot machine). That means that the machine paid out $2,700… which is the 90 per cent return.
That’s one pension cheque gone for the week.
Warren Buffett has called
gambling in general a
“tax on stupidity”

or a way of fleecing those who don’t do the maths.
Posted in Mentalist Maths | Tagged casino math , Funny Math Blog , Kerry Cue Blog , lose playing the pokies , math for gamblers , mathspig blog , Media Math , Now You see it Now you don't , payouts for pokies , percentage cut fro pokies , pokies math , problem gamblers , problem with pokie machines , Problem with slot machines , slot machine math , what's luck got to do with it , Why Gamblers Lose | Leave a Comment »

December 13, 2011

Zombies don’t bleed but Hollywood keeps splattering Zombies in FAKE BLOOD in movies. So every Zombie must know the cost of FAKE BLOOD.
So much FAKE BLOOD seems to be sold in America we have to use American volumes:
1 US fl oz = 29.6 ml
1 US pint = 16 US fl oz = 473 ml
1 US gallon = 8 US pints = 3785 ml = 3.79 litres
These are approx values as manufacturers round off conversions from fl oz to ml.
Mathspig found 3 types of fake blood out there but Halloween Blood, Stage Blood and Movie Blood.
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Halloween Blood can be found @ Party City
Halloween Blood
Cost

Volume*

Bottle of Blood 1 pint
$ 6.99

1 pint

473 ml

Gallon of Blood
$29.99

128 fl oz

1 gallon

3785ml

test tube Fake Blood
$1.99

1 can Fake Spray Blood
$5.99

73.9 ml

1 bottle Fake Blood
$ 5.99

59.1ml

* Mathspig used more accurate volume conversions than shown on products.

Stage Blood
Cost

Volume

Stage Blood Edible
$ 6.25

0.5 fl oz 14.7ml

Stage Blood Edible
$12.29

4.5 fl oz

133ml

Stage Blood Edible Dark Venous
$17.16

9 fl oz 266ml

Stage Blood Edible 1 Litre (Bright Arterial)
$49.79

33.8 fl oz

1000ml

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Movie Blood
Cost

Volume

Bright Arterial Squirt Blood
$4.99

0.5 oz

14.7ml

Reel Creations Fresh Blood Gel
$29.99

8 fl oz

236.6 ml

Blood Paint A & B
$149.99

32 fl oz

946 ml

Reel Blood Lung in aged blood
$129.99

1 gallon

3785ml

Thomas FX Movie Blood
$49.99

32 oz

Thomas FX Movie Blood
$89.99

64 oz

Thomas FX Movie Blood
$129.99

128 oz

1 gallon 3785ml

Mean, Mode and Median Costs for Fake Blood :
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Mean:
This is the average cost. There are 3 types of blood.
Total Cost Halloween Blood = $ 50.95
No. products = 5
Mean = 50.95/5 = 10.19
Halloween Blood Mean is $ 10.19
Total Cost Stage Blood = $ 85.49
No. products = 4
Mean = 85.49/4 = 21.37
Stage Blood Mean is $ $21.37
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Total Cost Movie Blood = $ 584.93
No. products = 7
Mean = 85.49/4 = 83.56
Movie Blood Mean is $83.56
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Mode:
Mode is the most common number or cost.
Halloween Blood Mode = $ 5.99 (2 products)
Stage Blood : No Mode
Movie Blood Mode = $ 129.99 (2 products)
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Median:
Median is the mid-point price.
Halloween Blood Median = $ 5.99
Stage Blood Median = no median
Movie Blood Median = $ 89.99

Posted in Middle School , probability , Year 9 Mathspig , Zombie Maths | Tagged fake blood math , fun calculations of mean , fun math mean , fun math mode , fun maths median , Funny Math Blog , halloween blood , How much does fake blood cost , Kerry Cue Maths Blog , mathspig blog , mode and median , movie blood , stage blood , Where to buy fake blood , Zombie Math , Zombieland fake blood | Leave a Comment »

August 3, 2011

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Here is a very funny Hi Five Tribute. These roolly are funny, dudes.
VIDEO

But how about a Hi Six?
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Invent a new Hi Five that’s sort of mathsy for your maths class.
Then, when kids do achieve something in your class go wild.
Posted in Junior School , Middle School , The Teacher Goes Bananas | Tagged Friday Maths Madness , Funny Math Blog , Hi 5 maths , Hi 5 maths class , I love Math , Mad Mad Maths Fun in the Classroom , Math Joke , My teacher is mad , New hi 5 , New hi five , Why not a Hi 6 | Leave a Comment »

August 3, 2011
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All you need is Maths

This is to be sung by a barber’s quartet of maths teachers wearing,

preferably, fake moustaches and hair parted in the middle. Finger clicking is mandatory.

Based on all you need is love by Lennon/McCartney

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Maths, Maths, Maths Maths, Maths, Maths Maths, Maths, Maths
There’s no maths you can do that can’t be done.
Nothing you can solve that can’t be fun.
No need for you to pray, you can learn how to do the maths
It’s easy.
There’s nothing you can graph that won’t astound.
No x you can find that can’t be found.
No reason to sigh but you can learn how to love pi
in time – It’s easy.
All you need is maths, all you need is maths,
All you need is maths, maths, maths is all you need.
Posted in Junior School , Middle School , Songs , The Teacher Goes Bananas | Tagged All You Need is Math , Funny Math Blog , Funny Maths Song , Maths Teachers Barbershop Quartet , Maths Teachers Sing | 2 Comments »