## Posts Tagged ‘percentage’

March 5, 2018
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# And the Oscar for Best Mathematical Performance Goes to …..

# Ben Zauzmer

**Ben Zauzmer, a Harvard Applied Math graduate who has a 75 per cent success rate in predicting the winners of Oscar Awards every year, has correctly predicted 20 of 21 winners in 2018 Oscars, which is a success rate of 95%. **

**How does he do it? He gathers thousands of data points on Oscar ceremonies over the past two decades – such as categories movies are nominated in, other award results, and aggregate critic scores – and he uses statistics to calculate how good a predictor each of those metrics is in each Oscar category. Then, he plugs in the numbers and that gives him the % chance that each film will win in each category according to the Boston Globe.**

**Ben, who writes for The Hollywood Reporter, uses his mathematical model to produce Bar Graphs like this:**

**This year the Best Picture was a close call, but Ben’s Mathematical Prediciton was correct. **

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August 14, 2017

# The Complaint

## 8c: I Will Never Use this Maths

**The Solution:**

## You are going to use this maths NOW……………..

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# How much alcohol will kill you?

## TOPICS: Decimals, %, algebra, vol, weight units (Metric)

At low levels of consumption alcohol impairs decision making and inhibits coordination. It makes you DUMB and CLUMSY, which can cause serious injuries if you, say, fall down stairs.

Legal Age to Buy or Sell Alcohol USA: 21 years

Legal Age to Buy or sell Alcohol AUST, NZ & UK: 18 Years

Legal Age to Buy or sell Alcohol CANADA: 18 – 19 Years depending on region.

At higher levels of consumption ALCOHOL can kill. It is a depressant. It acts on your central nervous system. It can STOP YOU BREATHING.

WORKSHEET PDF: ** How Much Alcohol Would Kill You? WORKSHEET**

**WORKED EXAMPLE**

**1. Calculate the weight of (pure) alcohol or ethanol in the following standard drinks using the following information:**

Now Ethanol = **0.79** gm/ml

More information @ **alcohol.org.nz**

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July 6, 2015

**Are you bored by doing volume calculations?**

**Are you looking for a new and exciting way to calculate the volume of, well, things maths teachers ask you to calculate the volume of? Like what? You know, cubes or cylinders or cones or stuff. Well, today mathspiggies, we have the perfect solution for you. Yes!**

**We will calculate volume by counting m&ms!!!! Do I hear any complaints???? Anyone!!! Right!**

# WARNING: You may need a ship load of m&ms!!! Just saying.

Mathspig salutes CWanamaker for doing maths over and above the call of duty by actually measuring how many m&ms fit in various containers. He has provided us with the RPR (RAndom Packing Ratio) for m&ms(below) and you will find his experiments here.

**Two things you may need to know:**

## 1 fl ounce (US) = 29.6 ml

## 1cm^{3} = 1 ml

If you are like me, mathspiggies, you will be amaaaazed how many m&ms it takes to fill, say, a coffee mug. Nevertheless, you can calculate the volume from the no. of m&ms and you will find the answers here:m&m maths answers

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February 23, 2015
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May 28, 2014
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