Marcus du Sautoy introduces the everyday Maths of probability – The Guardian

 

https://embed.theguardian.com/embed/video/science/video/2012/apr/05/patterns-nature-lucky-numbers-video“>The everyday Maths of probability

The Oxford mathematician introduces the everyday maths of probability, including why the casino always wins at roulette and how to maximise your chances of scooping a fortune in a lottery.

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"The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poet's, must be beautiful; the ideas, like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. " G H Hardy, A Mathematician's Apology (London 1941).

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