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  • Published: 29 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9780718196042
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $24.99
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How Not to be Wrong: The Hidden Maths of Everyday Life


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How a little mathematics goes a long way in helping you not to be wrong.

Can maths help you win the lottery? Meet the right partner? Get to the airport on time? Prove the existence of God? 'An atomic-powered prosthesis that you attach to your common sense', maths touches everything we do. Here Jordan Ellenberg shows how we can all use it to become better thinkers.

  • Pub date: 29 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9780718196042
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $24.99

Praise for How Not to be Wrong: The Hidden Maths of Everyday Life

“Funny, incisive, so gloriously readable . . . we dismiss maths at our peril, and this book charmingly, persuasively, puts us straight”

James McConnachie, Sunday Times

“Ellenberg runs the numbers like a magician. He can't save you from life, but he can save you from everyday error”

Iain Finlayson, The Times

“Lucid and witty . . . If only all maths lessons were like this”

Orlando Bird, Financial Times

“Brilliantly engaging . . . sheer intellectual joy”

Washington Post


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