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How Many Licks free pdf How many licks to the center of a Tootsie Pop? How many people are having sex at this moment? How long would it take a monkey on a typewriter to produce the plays of Shakespeare? For all those questions that keep you up at night, heres the way to answer them. And the beauty of it is that its all approximate! Using Enrico Fermis theory of approximation, Santos brings the world of numbers into perspective. For puzzle junkies and trivia fanatics, these 70 word puzzles will show the reader how to take a bit of information, add what they already know, and extrapolate an answer. Santos has done the impossible: make math and the multiple possibilities of numbers fun and informative. Can you really cry a river? Is it possible to dig your way out of jail with just a teaspoon and before your life sentence is up? Taking an academic subject and using it as the prism to view everyday off-the-wall questions as math problems to be solved is a natural step for the lovers of sudoku, cryptograms, word puzzles, and other thought-provoking games.

About Aaron Santos

Aaron Santos graduated from MIT in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in physics and a concentration in Theater Arts. Santos is a recent graduate of Boston University with a PhD in physics. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Author : Aaron Santos
Publisher : Perseus Books,U.S.
Data Published : 04 August 2009
ISBN : 0762435607
EAN : 9780762435609
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 176 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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