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Maths and Skiing!

I knew there was a way I could join my two passions (Maths and skiing) together! Check out this paper for a study of the angles and dynamics involved in carving depending on the...

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All swans on the moon are green!

Yes, it’s true. Well, mathematically anyway. Let’s use a bit of logic and reasoning. Consider the statement ‘all swans on the moon are green’. How do we prove this? There are two mathematically equivalent...

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A Calendar Trick!

I love clever Maths tricks…and this one is a very simple one to amaze your friends and family with. Challenge your friends to beat you to some mental arithmetic, and you will win every...

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The Birthday Surprise!

There are 365 days in a year (or 366 in a leap year), and you could have your birthday on any one of them. So you’d think you’d need rather a large number of...