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Why Do Buses Come in Threes?: The Hidden Mathematics of Everyday Life

Why Do Buses Come in Threes?: The Hidden Mathematics of Everyday Life

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Publication Date: September 8th, 2020
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A fascinating look at how mathematics is relevant to our everyday lives

Why is it better to buy a lottery ticket on a Friday? Why are showers always too hot or too cold? And which classic puzzle was destroyed by Allied bombing in the war? These and many other questions are answered in this entertaining and highly informative book.

This book is for anyone who wants to remind themselves--or discover for the first time--that math is relevant to almost everything we do. Dating, cooking, traveling by car, gambling, and life-saving techniques all have links with intriguing mathematical problems that are explained here. This book will change the reader's perception of the world around them.

About the Author

Rob Eastaway is one of the UK's most successful popular math authors. His books include the bestselling Why Do Buses Come in Threes? and Maths for Mums and Dads. He is the director of Maths Inspiration, a program of lecture-based theater shows for 15-17-year-olds that has reached over 150,000 teenagers. He also frequently appears on BBC Radio 4's More or Less, and works closely with National Numeracy, the national charity that campaigns for better adult numeracy. In 2016 Rob received the Zeeman medal for excellence in communication of mathematics. He lives in London.

Jeremy Wyndham is the managing director of a leading market research company. He lives in London.