Have you ever wondered about how many gifts the singer received in the famous Twelve Days of Christmas song? The answer reveals a surprising mathematical pattern! (If you need reminding about the lyrics they can be found at the bottom of this page.) Let us look at how many gifts were received on each day. […]
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…TV ratings are calculated from the viewing habits of just 5100 homes? BARB uses the statistics from this random sample to calculate viewing figures for the entire country.
You might not think that finding your true love and mathematics have much in common, however increasingly you would be wrong. Just like the fact that more people are shopping online every year, more people are also dating online. The online dating industry is worth an estimated £300 million each year in the UK and […]
You know the drill, after all Christmas Day is the same every year: too much turkey, another pair of socks and the Queen delivering her annual festive speech. Afterwards, just as you sink into a comfy chair, to partake in a full-stomached doze, some distant relative perks up with: "anyone fancy a game of Monopoly?" […]