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Probability – It’s All In The Maths

If you want to know the chances
Of how you will turn out
Remember you’re the product of
Your choices – there’s no doubt!

So taking all the options
Consider if you will
That choices multiply in life
To fit the final bill

  
Written following the Twitter storm in the last few days of a GCSE maths probability question. The thing to remember is that the probability that two consecutive events happening is the product of those selections (choices). So this question doesn’t add up – it multiplies into the answer 

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Numberelli

Facts and figures, frazzling brains
Calculations their campaign
Data cooked before the eyes
Digit crunching; their guise
Like a soup of statistics
For that special number fix
That adds up mathematically
To plates of Numberelli!

Spaghetti Numbers

πr2 (Pie Are Squared)

They say that πr2
But everybody knows
That pie is round and full of stuff
That really only goes
Right in your mouth
With yumminess
Be fruit or savoury
And usually has no corners
Nor squares for πrt!

Apologies for the flagrant bad grammar to make, what hopefully comes over as a humorous, point!  

073/365 - Pi Day Pies, 2012

073/365 – Pi Day Pies, 2012 (Photo credit: djwtwo)

Pi (π) Day

So Pi day comes but once a year
Comes round!  The irony!
The little number that relates
To circle things you see!

The edge measure of any ring
In ratio to its girth
This number in it’s “greekishness”
Unique across the earth

The constant digit in the crowd
Irrational in vein
Transcendental infinitely
It comes around again!

With no repeat or pattern there
Lest each and every year
When three point one four day arrives
Let’s give ‘π’ a big cheer!

English: Pi Pie, created at Delft University o...

English: Pi Pie, created at Delft University of Technology, applied physics, seismics and acoustics Deutsch: Pi Pie (π-Kuchen), hergestellt an der Technischen Universität Delft (Photo credit: Wikipedia)