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How To Calculate Cube Roots In Your Head
 
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Here's how you do cube roots in your head! Avoid looking like Education Secretary Nicky Morgan who was stumped when asked to do a cube root: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8CV0dfQMdU Note: the starting number needs to be a perfect cube. So it's more of a magic trick: ask someone to cube a number and then you can deduce their original number quickly. Check out my book "The Best Mental Math Tricks" (rated 4.7/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo Can you multiply 97 by 96 in your head? Or can you figure out the day of the week when you are given a date? This book is a collection of methods that will help you solve math problems in your head and make you look like a genius. "The Best Mental Math Tricks" (rated 4.7/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo H/T Mashable http://mashable.com/2014/12/12/education-minister-maths-question/ Arthur Benjamin is a Professor at Harvey Mudd College and well-known for feats of mental calculation. He explains the cube root algorithm in this pdf https://www.math.hmc.edu/~benjamin/papers/Cubing.pdf This trick is really old--here's a newspaper article from 1913 that explains the trick! http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SFC19130615.2.162.13.11 Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support the channel on Patreon so we can share the beauty of mathematics and make the world a better place: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. Show your support! Get a mug, a t-shirt, and more at Teespring, the official site for Mind Your Decisions merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/mind-your-decisions My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4/5 stars on 34 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 4.6/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.5/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 4/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4 Connect with me My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r
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How To Multiply Numbers And Algebra Equations By Drawing Lines
 
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Some people say this is "how the Japanese multiply." Others say this is "Vedic Math." I'm not sure of the origin, but this is a visual way to multiply two numbers and it does work. The video also shows how to use the same method to multiply algebraic expressions like (x + 2)(x + 3). Here's a blog post I wrote on this: http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/2012/01/27/multiplicating-with-lines-math-trick-how-it-works/ Many people asked me to write a reference guide. So I wrote a book "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines." https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500866148/ I've made a few follow-up videos you might like. Multiply by lines (advanced examples) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUop79ZKxmc Multiply by lines (why it works) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL5eUQIMaek Multiply by lines (the rotation trick) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scCfeJhJ2TA If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: http://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent about 2 times a year): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4/5 stars on 23 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500497444 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1523231467/ "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.5/5 stars on 11 reviews. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517421624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517531624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517596351/ "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.9/5 stars on 7 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517319307/ "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 3 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/150779651X/ "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500866148/
Views: 2052278 MindYourDecisions
The Prisoner's Dilemma Explained in 2 Minutes
 
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The Prisoner's Dilemma is the most famous problem in game theory. Here I give a quick introduction to the problem. If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: http://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent about 2 times a year): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4/5 stars on 23 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500497444 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1523231467/ "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.5/5 stars on 11 reviews. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517421624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517531624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517596351/ "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.9/5 stars on 7 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517319307/ "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 3 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/150779651X/ "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500866148/
Views: 86843 MindYourDecisions
The Quadratic Formula - Why Do We Complete The Square? INTUITIVE PROOF
 
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The quadratic formula is really useful, but its derivation is confusing to many. Like what is the point of "completing the square" anyway? In this video, I show how "completing the square" has a geometric interpretation--you are actually making the areas of two squares equal to each other! Blog post (text/image summary): http://wp.me/p6aMk-4kG You can read more about the history of the quadratic formula and its geometric roots from Cornell Mathematics professor David W. Henderson: http://www.math.cornell.edu/~dwh/papers/geomsolu/geomsolu.html While researching this post, I came across a website that offers a visual interpretation of the quadratic formula that helped me design the graphics: https://sites.google.com/site/butwhymath/algebra/the-quadratic-formula Special thanks to Patrons! Kyle Alberto Nishikawa Henry Segerman If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 3.8/5 stars on 31 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 4.6/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 3.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 12 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4
Views: 550159 MindYourDecisions
How To Solve This Crazy Equation. Ramanujan's Radical Brain Teaser
 
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In 1911, Srinivasa Ramanujan posed this problem involving an infinite nested radical (a never-ending expression that has square roots inside of square roots). Can you figure out how to simplify the equation? The video presents an intuitive solution. Technically it is necessary to prove the equation has a solution (the nested radical converges) because crazy things can happen with infinite expressions. The technical proof is included in a link below. Blog post (text/image explanation). I also justify why the pattern continues for the first solution: http://wp.me/p6aMk-4Dd Technical proof http://www.isibang.ac.in/~sury/ramanujanday.pdf Intuitive proof algebra http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/52674.html StackExchange discussion http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/7204/limit-of-nested-radical-sqrt1-2-sqrt13-sqrt1-cdots Thanks to Patrons! Kyle Alberto Nishikawa Brian M. Mooney If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 3.8/5 stars on 31 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 4.6/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 3.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 12 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4
Views: 814507 MindYourDecisions
Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines
 
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This is the higher quality version of how to multiply numbers by drawing lines. Get the Multiply By Lines Book! http://amzn.to/XRm7M4 If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 3.8/5 stars on 31 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 5/5 stars on 2 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 5/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 3.8/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 12 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4
Views: 219101 MindYourDecisions
GENIUS TRICK - Convert Decimal Numbers To Binary (Base 2)
 
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This video gives a method to convert decimal numbers to binary numbers quickly. This is a variation of the remainder system that is typically taught in courses. I like this method because it gives the answer in the correct order from left to right. Proof of why it works: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/86207/converting-decimalbase-10-numbers-to-binary-by-repeatedly-dividing-by-2 I also give a proof in this post on my blog (skip down to the section with the proof and the discussion of dividing by 2 and ignoring the remainder) http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/2014/08/27/the-egyptian-method-russian-peasant-multiplication-video-and-a-proof/#.VSLhBPnF98E If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: http://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent about 2 times a year): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4/5 stars on 23 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500497444 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1523231467/ "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.5/5 stars on 11 reviews. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517421624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517531624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517596351/ "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.9/5 stars on 7 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517319307/ "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 3 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/150779651X/ "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500866148/
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Problem From The Hardest Test - What Is The Area?
 
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This challenging geometry problem appeared on one of the hardest math competitions (the Putnam exam), and there is a neat way to solve it! The Putnam Exam has legendary difficulty: the average (median) score is usually 1 out of a possible 120 points. No calculators allowed though, and you have to prove everything very carefully. Thanks to all patrons! Special thanks this month to: Shrihari Puranik Kyle Professor X Richard Ohnemus Erik J. (for spotting multiple errors in my posts!) Sources https://mks.mff.cuni.cz/kalva/putnam/psoln/psol787.html https://iastate.app.box.com/s/r8zqykcivi84tftyy8j51uxo8j5l7no0 Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support the channel on Patreon so we can share the beauty of mathematics and make the world a better place: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. Show your support! Get a mug, a t-shirt, and more at Teespring, the official site for Mind Your Decisions merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/mind-your-decisions My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4.0/5 stars on 36 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 4.6/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.5/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 4/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4 Connect with me My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r
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How To Solve For The Angle - Viral Math Challenge
 
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This is a pretty tricky problem. Can you solve for the angle? Watch the video for the solution. I thank Barry, and I thank Akshay Dhivare from India for suggesting the problem via email. Sources https://gogeometry.blogspot.com/2008/05/elearn-geometry-problem-10.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ECGjyk5zb8 Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support the channel on Patreon so we can share the beauty of mathematics and make the world a better place: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. Show your support! Get a mug, a t-shirt, and more at Teespring, the official site for Mind Your Decisions merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/mind-your-decisions My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4.0/5 stars on 36 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 4.6/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.5/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 4/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4 Connect with me My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r
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The 80-20 Rule Explained (Pareto Principle)
 
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The 80/20 rule or Pareto principle comes up a lot in economics and business. But why does this pattern emerge? I show why using a paper clip experiment. Note: VSauce later made a video about Zipf's law that uses this same experiment but does the math incorrectly. The long tail should be for the single chain of long length. Income distribution graph by vikjam (CC BY-SA 3.0) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Distribution_of_Annual_Household_Income_in_the_United_States_2012.png#filelinks If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: http://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent about 2 times a year): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4/5 stars on 23 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500497444 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1523231467/ "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.5/5 stars on 11 reviews. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517421624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517531624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517596351/ "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.9/5 stars on 7 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517319307/ "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 3 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/150779651X/ "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500866148/
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How To Solve A Viral Facebook Puzzle. What Is AB = ?
 
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This problem is baffling many people on Facebook and Twitter. Can you figure it out? I thank everyone who emailed it to me, with a special thanks to the first two people: Riadh Temala from Tunisia; and Shivam Varma from India. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support the channel on Patreon so we can share the beauty of mathematics and make the world a better place: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. Show your support! Get a mug, a t-shirt, and more at Teespring, the official site for Mind Your Decisions merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/mind-your-decisions My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4.0/5 stars on 36 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 4.6/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.5/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 4/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4 Connect with me My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r
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What Fraction Is Shaded? Challenge From The UK!
 
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This is a really fun geometry problem. It comes from the UKMT, a test which is part of forming the Olympiad team in the UK. Thanks to Liam for sending it to me! Can you figure it out? Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support the channel on Patreon so we can share the beauty of mathematics and make the world a better place: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. Show your support! Get a mug, a t-shirt, and more at Teespring, the official site for Mind Your Decisions merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/mind-your-decisions My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4.0/5 stars on 36 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 4.6/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.5/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 4/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4 Connect with me My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r
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How To Solve The Pythagoras Pie Puzzle
 
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A gigantic pie is shared with 100 guests, and each guest gets an increasing percentage of the remaining pie. Who gets the largest piece? Sources https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jun/19/did-you-solve-it-pythagorass-best-puzzles https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/52787/who-get-the-biggest-piece Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support on Patreon to inspire mathematical discovery and make the world a better place: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. Show your support! Get a mug, a t-shirt, and more at Teespring, the official site for Mind Your Decisions merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/mind-your-decisions My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4.0/5 stars on 39 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 3.5/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.5/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 4/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4 Connect with me My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r
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Homework From China: How Tall Is The Table?
 
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This simple problem for kids is sure to stump some adults. Can you figure out the height of the table? Problem adapted from https://twitter.com/China__Focus/status/1039338689187332096 Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support the channel on Patreon so we can share the beauty of mathematics and make the world a better place: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 3.9/5 stars on 35 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 4.6/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.5/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 4/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4 Connect with me My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r
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WOW! A Most Amazing Answer
 
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It's not so simple to solve for this simple answer. Thanks to all patrons! Special thanks this month to: Richard Ohnemus, Michael Anvari, Shrihari Puranik, Kyle. WolframAlpha http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2013/04/26/get-real-with-wolframalpha-computing-roots/ https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=cuberoot(8%2B3*sqrt(21))%2Bcuberoot(8-3*sqrt(21)) https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=(8%2B3*sqrt(21))%5E(1%2F3)%2B(8-3*sqrt(21))%5E(1%2F3) Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support on Patreon to inspire mathematical discovery and make the world a better place: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. Show your support! Get a mug, a t-shirt, and more at Teespring, the official site for Mind Your Decisions merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/mind-your-decisions My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4.0/5 stars on 39 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 3.5/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.5/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 4/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4 Connect with me My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r
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How To Solve The Square's Length With "Outside The Box" Thinking!
 
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In a square, a line is drawn from the bottom left corner with length 12 to the interior of the square. From the end of that line, a perpendicular is drawn going up and left with length 3. From the end of that line, another perpendicular is drawn going up and right with length 9. This line segment ends at the upper right corner of the square. What is the value of x, the square's side length? My blog post for this video: https://wp.me/p6aMk-5kt Puzzle adapted from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/382594930835671001/ If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 3.8/5 stars on 31 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 5/5 stars on 2 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 5/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 3.8/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 12 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4
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The 3 Jug Riddle
 
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You have a full 12 liter jug and empty 5 and 8 liter jugs. Can you measure exactly 6 liters? This problem dates to 1484 and was posed in the context of a milkman making a home delivery to a customer. The story goes this riddle so delighted Simeon Denis Poisson as a young boy that it was one reason he pursued mathematics. Can you measure all whole amounts from 1 to 12? Answer in blog post: http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/2015/09/13/the-3-jug-riddle-sunday-puzzle/#.VfXYpRFVhBc There's a similar puzzle from the movie "Die Hard 3." How can you measure 4 liters from 3 and 5 gallon jugs? Here's my video on that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfNRArPXCjw The source of this puzzle and its history is from "Famous Puzzles of Great Mathematicians": http://amzn.to/1EYVCJb If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: http://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent about 2 times a year): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4/5 stars on 23 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500497444 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1523231467/ "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.5/5 stars on 11 reviews. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517421624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517531624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517596351/ "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.9/5 stars on 7 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517319307/ "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 3 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/150779651X/ "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500866148/
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This Is Not Impossible! Solve For The Triangle's Area
 
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This is a delightful problem. Find the area of the triangle defined by the four squares. It seems impossible but it can be solved with the right perspective. Can you figure it out? Sources Puzzle by Catriona Shearer https://twitter.com/Cshearer41/status/1027844515338616832 I read it on the blog Math With Bad Drawings. https://mathwithbaddrawings.com/2018/10/03/twenty-questions-of-maddening-delicious-geometry/ Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support the channel on Patreon so we can share the beauty of mathematics and make the world a better place: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. Show your support! Get a mug, a t-shirt, and more at Teespring, the official site for Mind Your Decisions merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/mind-your-decisions My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4.0/5 stars on 36 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 4.6/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.5/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 4/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4 Connect with me My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r
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Amazing Math Trick Schools Don't Teach - Egyptians/Russian Peasant Method
 
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You can multiply two numbers if you know how to double, halve, and add up numbers. This is really interesting: basically the Egyptians were using binary multiplication! Watch the video to see how it works. READ why this method works: http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/2014/08/27/the-egyptian-method-russian-peasant-multiplication-video-and-a-proof/#.U_5I5vldV8E WATCH how ancient Egyptians divided numbers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKqQGISplMo This method is documented in the Rind Mathematical Papyrus. The document is from ~1650 BC, which is more than 3,600 years ago. Rind Mathematical Papyrus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhind_Mathematical_Papyrus Here's a book with more info about non-western mathematical history, "The Mathematics of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and Islam: A Sourcebook" : http://amzn.to/1CuroWL If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: http://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent about 2 times a year): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4/5 stars on 23 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500497444 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1523231467/ "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.5/5 stars on 11 reviews. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517421624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517531624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517596351/ "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.9/5 stars on 7 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517319307/ "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 3 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/150779651X/ "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500866148/
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Simple Problem STUMPS PhotoMath! Can You Figure It Out?
 
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Photomath can't solve this, and neither can Mathway, Symbolab, or Desmos. Can you? I explain how you can. A similar problem was given to high school students in Massachusetts, and you really have to know what you're doing to figure it out. Thanks to all patrons! Special thanks this month to: Shrihari Puranik Richard Ohnemus Michael Anvari Kyle This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support the channel on Patreon so we can share the beauty of mathematics and make the world a better place: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. Show your support! Get a mug, a t-shirt, and more at Teespring, the official site for Mind Your Decisions merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/mind-your-decisions My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4.0/5 stars on 36 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 4.6/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.5/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 4/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4 Connect with me My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r
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What Is The Rectangle's Area?
 
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Many students in the UK had difficulty with a similar problem on the GCSE exam. What's the rectangle's area, given the three circles are identical with radius r? Watch the video to learn how to solve this problem. Sources https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnLALgbPbxQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN9Ty19Rzr8 Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g Send me your favorite puzzles/suggestions by email (address in video). I get so many emails that I may not reply, but I save all suggestions. This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support on Patreon to inspire mathematical discovery and make the world a better place: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. Show your support! Get a mug, a t-shirt, and more at Teespring, the official site for Mind Your Decisions merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/mind-your-decisions My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4.0/5 stars on 41 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 3.5/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.5/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 4/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4 Connect with me My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r
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How To Solve Google's Car Probability Interview Question
 
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Google asked this problem as an interview question. If the probability of seeing a car on the highway in 30 minutes is 0.95, what is the probability of seeing a car on the highway in 10 minutes? (assume a constant default probability) The video presents a solution. Blog post: http://wp.me/p6aMk-4Qk Sources http://www.impactinterview.com/2009/10/140-google-interview-questions/ http://www.businessinsider.com/answers-to-15-more-google-interview-questions-that-will-make-you-feel-stupid-2010-11#if-the-probability-of-observing-a-car-in-30-minutes-on-a-highway-is-095-what-is-the-probability-of-observing-a-car-in-10-minutes-assuming-constant-default-probability-2 If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 3.9/5 stars on 32 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 4.6/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 3.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 12 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4
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Miraculous Solution To HARD Test Problem
 
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This one stumped me! This problem is part of the AIME, a qualifying test for the US Mathematical Olympiad team. The talented students who take the AIME only average about 20 percent--it's a hard test! Plus no calculators are allowed. Can you figure out this problem from the 1987 test? Learn the trick which results in a miraculous solution. Thanks to all patrons! Special thanks this month to: Michael Anvari, Shrihari Puranik, Richard Ohnemus, Kyle. Art of problem solving proof https://artofproblemsolving.com/wiki/index.php/1987_AIME_Problems/Problem_14 Sophie Germain's story is worth reading (the video has a hyphen in her name by mistake) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie_Germain Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support on Patreon to inspire mathematical discovery and make the world a better place: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. Show your support! Get a mug, a t-shirt, and more at Teespring, the official site for Mind Your Decisions merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/mind-your-decisions My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4.0/5 stars on 38 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 3.5/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.5/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 4/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4 Connect with me My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r
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5 Facts You Should Know About Pi (Happy Pi Day!)
 
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Happy Pi Day! At 3/14/15 at 9:26 the time will be accurate to pi for 7 decimal places. What's your favorite fact about pi? Links to proofs and more below in the description. 1. The definition 00:10 Related: the area of circle intuitive explanation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZa312pEcTw 2. Pi is irrational 00:47 Proof (video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgKmstECld0 Proof (blog post) http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/2013/11/08/proving-pi-is-irrational-a-step-by-step-guide-to-a-simple-proof/ Pi is transcendental (technical) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindemann%E2%80%93Weierstrass_theorem 3. Archimedes estimated pi 01:42 BetterExplained post http://betterexplained.com/articles/prehistoric-calculus-discovering-pi/ 4. Infinite series for pi 03:28 Madhava-Leibniz series http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leibniz_formula_for_%CF%80 Euler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basel_problem Chudnovsky algorithm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chudnovsky_algorithm http://www.numberworld.org/misc_runs/pi-12t/ 5. Pi in probability 04:34 Normal curve http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normal_distribution Buffon's needle problem http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/2013/05/27/buffons-needle-problem/#.VPo1S_nF98E If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: http://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent about 2 times a year): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4/5 stars on 23 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500497444 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1523231467/ "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.5/5 stars on 11 reviews. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517421624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517531624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517596351/ "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.9/5 stars on 7 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517319307/ "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 3 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/150779651X/ "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500866148/
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How To Solve For The Area - Viral Math Problem
 
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Thanks to Reio in Romania for emailing me this fun problem! What is the area? This puzzle was shared with the tagline "you should be able to solve this." Solution to 5th grade Chinese challenge problem https://youtu.be/OuJQaxZvlYs My blog post for this video https://wp.me/p6aMk-82G Reference Math problem from anime Steins;Gate https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/798367/area-of-a-part-of-a-square Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support the channel on Patreon so we can share the beauty of mathematics and make the world a better place: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4/5 stars on 34 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 4.6/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.5/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 4/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4 Connect with me My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r
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Easy Problem From The Hardest Test
 
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This is a fun basketball problem with an unexpected result! Sources http://www.math.utah.edu/~palais/mst/frequency.pdf http://faculty.sfasu.edu/judsontw/putnam/putnam-week06-solution.pdf https://sites.math.northwestern.edu/~mlerma/problem_solving/putnam/easy_putnam_problems.pdf https://www.theringer.com/nba/2018/12/5/18126305/deandre-jordan-free-throws-mavericks https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/j/jordade01.html Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support on Patreon to inspire mathematical discovery and make the world a better place: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. Show your support! Get a mug, a t-shirt, and more at Teespring, the official site for Mind Your Decisions merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/mind-your-decisions My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4.0/5 stars on 39 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 3.5/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.5/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 4/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4 Connect with me My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r
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When is n² + 45 a perfect square? Can You Solve It?
 
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When is n² + 45 equal to a perfect square, for n a positive integer? I received this MathCounts problem by email from Bill by email. Can you figure it out? Watch the video for a solution. My blog post for this video https://wp.me/p6aMk-5i0 If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: http://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent about 2 times a year): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 3.9/5 stars on 29 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500497444 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 5/5 stars on 2 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1523231467/ "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517421624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 5/5 stars on 3 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517531624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 3.8/5 stars on 4 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517596351/ "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 12 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517319307/ "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 4 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/150779651X/ "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 3 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500866148/
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How To Solve For The Radius. Challenging 1970s Math Contest!
 
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There doesn't seem to be enough information to solve this, but the answer works out magically. Thanks to all patrons! Special thanks this month to: Richard Ohnemus, Michael Anvari, Shrihari Puranik, Kyle. I also credit patrons Pradeep Sekar and Nestor Abad for finding a typo in my original video--thanks! Maths By Amiya : Perpendicular Chords and Radius https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSkswi-Y0x4 Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g Send me your favorite puzzles/suggestions by email (address in video). I get so many emails that I may not reply, but I save all suggestions. This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support on Patreon to inspire mathematical discovery and make the world a better place: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. Show your support! Get a mug, a t-shirt, and more at Teespring, the official site for Mind Your Decisions merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/mind-your-decisions My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4.0/5 stars on 41 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 3.5/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.5/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 4/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4 Connect with me My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r
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What's The Fewest Wins Needed To Make The NBA Playoffs?
 
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Every year some NBA team seems to make the playoffs with a losing or barely even record. This video considers how extreme the example can go. WATCH how an NFL team with 0 wins could make the playoffs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xXyauro_kc Worst nba playoff teams: http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2014/4/4/5581984/nba-playoffs-history-bulls-spurs-knicks-cavaliers NBA scheduling: http://www.nbastuffer.com/component/option,com_glossary/Itemid,0/catid,44/func,view/term,How%20the%20NBA%20Schedule%20is%20Made/ If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: http://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent about 2 times a year): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4/5 stars on 23 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500497444 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1523231467/ "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.5/5 stars on 11 reviews. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517421624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517531624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517596351/ "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.9/5 stars on 7 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517319307/ "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 3 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/150779651X/ "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500866148/
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Solve For The Radius- Harder Than It Looks!
 
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This is good practice for math Olympiad type problems. I thank Mirza for suggesting the problem, and since I couldn't figure it out, I also thank Mirza for sending the solution. Can you figure it out? Sources https://www.facebook.com/qedmathblog/posts/1968955259865026 https://www.facebook.com/imo2016/posts/2074333835931426 Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support the channel on Patreon so we can share the beauty of mathematics and make the world a better place: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. Show your support! Get a mug, a t-shirt, and more at Teespring, the official site for Mind Your Decisions merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/mind-your-decisions My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4.0/5 stars on 36 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 4.6/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.5/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 4/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4 Connect with me My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r
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The Media Got The Math WRONG - The Golden Ratio
 
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15-year old Joseph Rosenfeld thought he spotted an error in the Boston Museum of Science. The exhibit Mathematica has a sign that says the golden ratio is (√5 - 1)/2. He remembered and checked online that the golden ratio is supposed to have a positive symbol, (√5 + 1)/2. He left a note for the museum. Then, the museum publicly declared it was in error and would change the 3 spots where the 34 year old exhibit was wrong. Then the museum did an about stance and said they were correct all along. HUH? The media went crazy about this story that a "teen spotted an error in museum." Actually the museum is correct. In this video I'll explain the central issue: there are two ways of writing the golden ratio. My blog post explanation: http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/2015/07/08/this-is-also-the-golden-ratio/#.VZ2uP_lVhBc Boston teen spots error in museum http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2015/07/06/year-old-catches-math-error-the-museum-science/awhREamdn1KRg7nz2gGyPO/story.html Mathematician explains the museum is not wrong https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/2015/07/07/math-error-museum-science-not-fast/BJBCcndGWe9YC2mnCUrP1O/story.html Museum tweets out confusing statement that it was correct https://twitter.com/museumofscience/status/618513397051691010 Pyramid https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mathematical_Pyramid.svg Parthenon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Acropolis_of_Athens_01361.JPG Plant (Aeonium tabuliforme) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Aeonium_tabuliforme.jpg By Max Ronnersjo CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en Rectangle spiral https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FakeRealLogSpiral.svg By Pau, derivative work: silverhammermba (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:FakeRealLogSpiral.png) CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: http://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent about 2 times a year): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4/5 stars on 23 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500497444 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1523231467/ "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.5/5 stars on 11 reviews. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517421624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517531624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517596351/ "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.9/5 stars on 7 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517319307/ "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 3 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/150779651X/ "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500866148/
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Solve For The Radius. Challenging Problem From Indonesia!
 
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Thanks to Devan from Lilin Bangsa Intercultural School for suggesting this problem! What is the radius of the small circle in between the blue circle (radius 4) and green circle (radius 2)? This was a challenge problem for students aged 14 to 15. Thanks to all patrons! Special thanks to: Shrihari Puranik Kyle Professor X This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support the channel on Patreon so we can share the beauty of mathematics and make the world a better place: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Websites consulted https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Descartes%27_theorem https://www.cut-the-knot.org/pythagoras/TangentCirclesSangaku.shtml http://lostmathlessons.blogspot.com/2015/12/kissing-circles-three-circles-and-line.html Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 3.9/5 stars on 35 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 4.6/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.5/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 4/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4 Connect with me My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r
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What Is The Area? Challenge From Croatia
 
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Thanks to Matej for suggesting this problem! This is from a math competition for 14 year olds in Croatia. While the problem is challenging, "you should be able to solve it" using elementary geometry and algebra. Can you figure it out? Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support the channel on Patreon so we can share the beauty of mathematics and make the world a better place: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. Show your support! Get a mug, a t-shirt, and more at Teespring, the official site for Mind Your Decisions merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/mind-your-decisions My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4.0/5 stars on 36 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 4.6/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.5/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 4/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4 Connect with me My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r
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How Crossed Ladders And Working Together Problems Are Related - The Harmonic Mean
 
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Problem 1: Two ladders are criss-crossed against walls of height 3 and 5. At what height do they intersect? Problem 2: I take 3 hours to complete a job, and you take 5 hours to do the same job. How long does it take if we work together? This video demonstrates that both problems have the same answer--equal to half of the harmonic mean--and the two answers are related geometrically! The "working together" problem also has an algebraic solution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pHgFqWSgWs If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: http://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent about 2 times a year): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4/5 stars on 23 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500497444 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1523231467/ "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.5/5 stars on 11 reviews. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517421624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517531624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517596351/ "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.9/5 stars on 7 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517319307/ "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 3 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/150779651X/ "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500866148/
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Lune Of Hippocrates - Famous Ancient Math Problem
 
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Hippocrates of Chios solved this, nearly 100 years before Euclid even wrote The Elements, and before we knew the exact formula for the area of a circle. This is said to be the first precise mathematical of the area between two curved lines. Learn how he solved for the area of a crescent-shaped lune (same Latin root as luna for moon). And I hope this will inspire you to solve a problem today that students thousands of years from now will learn in grade school. My blog post for this video https://wp.me/p6aMk-7Ym Thanks to Sahil Dey and Byron from Melbourne who suggested the problem! Sources Alberto Corso, Hippocrates Quadrature of the lune presentation http://www.ms.uky.edu/~corso/teaching/math330/Hippocrates.pdf Wikipedia entry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lune_of_Hippocrates Dr. Gary Stoudt, Hippocrates Quadrature of a Lune and Calculus, Indiana University of Pennsylvania 11-06-13 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVdKwlfjwaY If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 3.9/5 stars on 32 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 4.6/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 3.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 12 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4
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What is (-1)^pi equal to?
 
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Just a short problem for the upcoming Pi Day! Can you figure it out? Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support on Patreon to inspire mathematical discovery and make the world a better place: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. Show your support! Get a mug, a t-shirt, and more at Teespring, the official site for Mind Your Decisions merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/mind-your-decisions My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4.0/5 stars on 38 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 3.5/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.5/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 4/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4 Connect with me My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r
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When Is Cheryl's Birthday? Answer To Viral Math Puzzle
 
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This problem went viral after it appeared on a Math Olympiad test for talented students in Singapore. It's not a trick question! Here's the problem, which I have very slightly re-worded for clarity. Blog post (detailed text explanation): http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/2015/04/14/when-is-cheryls-birthday-answer-to-viral-math-puzzle/ Source: https://www.facebook.com/kennethjianwenz/photos/a.173663129479243.1073741827.167504136761809/385751114937109/?type=1&theater Official Solution: http://mothership.sg/2015/04/p5-logic-question-is-actually-a-math-olympiad-question-for-sec-3-and-4-students/ Albert and Bernard have just become friends with Cheryl, and they want to know when her birthday is. Cheryl gives them a list of 10 possible dates. May 15, May 16, May 19 June 17, June 18 July 14, July 16 August 14, August 15, August 17 Cheryl tells Albert the month and Bernard the day. Albert says, "I don't know when Cheryl's birthday is, but I know that Bernard cannot know either." Bernard then says, "At first I didn't know when Cheryl's birthday is, but now I do know." Albert concludes, "Now I know when Cheryl's birthday is." So when is Cheryl's birthday? If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: http://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent about 2 times a year): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4/5 stars on 23 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500497444 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1523231467/ "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.5/5 stars on 11 reviews. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517421624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517531624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517596351/ "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.9/5 stars on 7 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517319307/ "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 3 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/150779651X/ "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500866148/
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Can You Solve The DIE HARD Water Jug Riddle?
 
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Can you measure exactly 4 gallons from jugs of 3 gallons and 5 gallons? This problem is featured in the movie "Die Hard With A Vengeance." Here is the scene from the movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVtQNK_ZUJg If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: http://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent about 2 times a year): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4/5 stars on 23 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500497444 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1523231467/ "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.5/5 stars on 11 reviews. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517421624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517531624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517596351/ "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.9/5 stars on 7 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517319307/ "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 3 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/150779651X/ "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500866148/
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15,342 x 11 = ? LEARN THE EASY WAY To Multiply By 11
 
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What is 17 x 11? What about 15342 x 11? You can multiply numbers by 11 in your head with the trick shown in this video. If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: http://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent about 2 times a year): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4/5 stars on 23 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500497444 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1523231467/ "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.5/5 stars on 11 reviews. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517421624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517531624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517596351/ "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.9/5 stars on 7 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517319307/ "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 3 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/150779651X/ "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500866148/
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What's The Best Soup Can Size? Solved With Calculus!
 
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A cylindrical can with volume V can be made in different ways. The cylinder can be wide and short (large radius and small height), or it can be narrower and taller (small radius and larger height). Which shape uses the least material? That is, which can has the least surface area? Solve for the ratio of the height to the radius. This video presents the optimal ratio. My blog post for this video http://wp.me/p6aMk-4Ps I first learned about this problem from "Aha! Solutions" by Martin Erickson: http://www.maa.org/press/books/aha-solutions I also came across this problem from the DataGenetics blog, which also did an analysis of actual cans. Many commercial products are actually pretty close to the optimal size. The soup can is nearly a perfect design! http://datagenetics.com/blog/august12014/index.html If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: http://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent about 2 times a year): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4/5 stars on 23 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500497444 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1523231467/ "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.5/5 stars on 11 reviews. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517421624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517531624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517596351/ "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.9/5 stars on 7 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517319307/ "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 3 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/150779651X/ "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500866148/
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How To Solve Oxford's Ladder Interview Question
 
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Oxford ranks as one of the best universities in the world. Can you solve this ladder problem, which is adapted from an admission interview question? Source http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/applying-to-oxford/guide/interviews Desmos animation https://www.desmos.com/calculator/86hptwtqwb Websites consulted in research http://wordplay.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/17/numberplay-gas/?_r=0 http://mathematicsbhilai.blogspot.com/2015/12/locus-of-mid-point-of-falling-ladder.html http://www.mathematische-basteleien.de/ladder.htm https://www.geogebra.org/m/ZUAcBme2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIgjYgvuQ8o Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support the channel on Patreon so we can share the beauty of mathematics and make the world a better place: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. Show your support! Get a mug, a t-shirt, and more at Teespring, the official site for Mind Your Decisions merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/mind-your-decisions My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4.0/5 stars on 37 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 3.5/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.5/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 4/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4 Connect with me My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r
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Sum Of Angles In A Star - Challenge From India!
 
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Thanks to Nikhil Patro for suggesting this problem! What is the sum of the corner angles in a regular 5-sided star? What if the star is not regular, what is the sum of corner angles then? There are some neat ways to solve this. I present my favorite methods. Thanks to all patrons! Special thanks to: Shrihari Puranik Richard Ohnemus Michael Anvari Kyle This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support the channel on Patreon so we can share the beauty of mathematics and make the world a better place: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/17681/five-angles-in-a-star https://www.futilitycloset.com/2015/04/25/star-power-2/ http://mathandmultimedia.com/2012/06/23/angle-sum-of-pentagram/ http://mrhonner.com/archives/14821 http://mathandmultimedia.com/2012/06/23/angle-sum-of-pentagram/ http://proofsfromthebook.com/2013/08/04/angle-sum-of-a-pentagram/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_polygon Further reading http://www.math.nsysu.edu.tw/~wong/papers/soa-SEAM-formatted.pdf If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. Show your support! Get a mug, a t-shirt, and more at Teespring, the official site for Mind Your Decisions merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/mind-your-decisions My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4.0/5 stars on 36 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 4.6/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.5/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 4/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4 Connect with me My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r
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Always Remember Your Times Table (6 to 10) Using Finger Multiplication
 
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What is 7x8? This video teaches how you can use your hands to multiply two numbers between 6 and 10 using your fingers. Here's the reason the method works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEao6-F7fz8 If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 3.8/5 stars on 31 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 5/5 stars on 2 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 5/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 3.8/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 12 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4
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Bazinga! Mathematical Discovery Inspired By TBBT Episode!
 
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The Big Bang Theory TV is now part of math history: there's a theorem named after Sheldon. Sources Siouxland News article https://siouxlandnews.com/news/local/morningside-college-professors-math-appearing-in-the-big-bang-theory 73 is the best number - Big Bang Theory clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyFr279K9TE Proof of the Sheldon conjecture https://math.dartmouth.edu/~carlp/sheldon02132019.pdf 73 is the best number (other properties) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DQndnAhdxk Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support on Patreon to inspire mathematical discovery and make the world a better place: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. Show your support! Get a mug, a t-shirt, and more at Teespring, the official site for Mind Your Decisions merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/mind-your-decisions My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4.0/5 stars on 41 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 3.5/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.5/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 4/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4 Connect with me My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r
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VERY HARD Puzzle: What Is The Distance Between Two Random Points In A Square?
 
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What is the average distance between two randomly chosen points in a square with a side length 1? The video presents how to estimate the answer and also derives the exact answer using integrals. Per suggestions in the comments, I have modified the title to indicate the difficulty level is VERY HARD (a college level calculus course and probability theory course are necessary background). Blog post http://wp.me/p6aMk-4FA Simulation https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZPnDOQlncgPZsLKeYXqKDNL93-RUFTqypot4EY9h61w/edit?usp=sharing Sources and further reading Quadruple integral http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1254129/average-distance-between-two-random-points-in-a-square Difference of two uniform variables http://www.math.wm.edu/~leemis/chart/UDR/PDFs/StandarduniformStandardtriangular.pdf Difference of two uniform variables and solving the double integral https://www.quora.com/How-can-I-calculate-the-mean-distance-of-two-points-placed-at-random-in-a-unit-square Solving the double integral http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1294800/average-distance-between-two-randomly-chosen-points-in-unit-square-without-calc Mean distance polar coordinates change http://www.mathpages.com/home/kmath324/kmath324.htm Integral secant cubed https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integral_of_secant_cubed Mean distance square http://mathworld.wolfram.com/SquareLinePicking.html Cleve Moler's blog post https://blogs.mathworks.com/cleve/2017/09/25/how-far-apart-are-two-random-points-in-a-square/ Thanks to Patrons! A video like this takes a lot of research and you guys make it possible. Kyle Alberto Nishikawa Brian M. Mooney If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 3.9/5 stars on 32 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 4.6/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 3.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 12 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4
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Great Problem From Test In India - How To Solve It
 
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Thanks to Himanshu from India for sending me this problem! It was part of a math competition where you had about 1 minute to solve each problem (I admit I took much longer). Can you figure out the area of the folded rectangle? Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g Thanks to all patrons! Special thanks to: Shrihari Puranik Richard Ohnemus Michael Anvari Kyle You can inspire mathematical discovery around the world! Support the cause with a pledge on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. Show your support! Get a mug, a t-shirt, and more at Teespring, the official site for Mind Your Decisions merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/mind-your-decisions My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4.0/5 stars on 36 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 4.6/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.5/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 4/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4 Connect with me My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r
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The Prisoners Dilemma - The Most Famous Problem in Game Theory
 
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The Prisoner's Dilemma is the most famous problem in game theory, as it shows that individuals who make rational decisions might end up in an outcome that's worse for everyone in the group. In other words, individual rationality does not imply group rationality. Watch a higher quality version of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJCGTNIwmv8 You can also read my blog posts about the prisoner's dilemma here: http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/tag/prisoners-dilemma/ Check out my book--"The Joy of Game Theory"--that covers the prisoner's dilemma game. It shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4/5 stars on 23 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500497444 If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: http://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent about 2 times a year): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 4/5 stars on 23 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500497444 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1523231467/ "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.5/5 stars on 11 reviews. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517421624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517531624/ "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517596351/ "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.9/5 stars on 7 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517319307/ "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 3 reviews) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/150779651X/ "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 1 review) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1500866148/
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Students In China: Solve A Math Problem For Internet Access!
 
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A calculus problem went viral! Some major websites are reporting that students at a university in China had to solve this for the WiFi password in a dining hall. This is actually a pretty fun calculus problem. Watch the video for its solution! Sources http://tech.ifeng.com/a/20180907/45156013_0.shtml http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6142997/Chinese-university-canteen-makes-students-answer-calculus-question-unlock-access-Wi-Fi.html https://www.cnet.com/news/wi-fi-access-only-granted-to-students-in-china-after-they-solve-a-puzzle/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zu_Chongzhi https://www.ict4us.com/r.kuijt/en_pi_onthouden.htm My blog post for this video https://wp.me/p6aMk-87b Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUHnj59g7jezwTy5GeL8EA_g This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support the channel on Patreon so we can share the beauty of mathematics and make the world a better place: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 3.9/5 stars on 35 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 4.6/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.5/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 4/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 6 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4 Connect with me My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r
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How Warren Buffett Tried To Trick Bill Gates In A Dice Game
 
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Warren Buffett once challenged Bill Gates to a dice game similar to this one. How would you play the game? Blog post (text explanation) http://wp.me/p6aMk-4ro Source The dice numbers and the story are described at Microsoft Research's website for non-transitive dice http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/dice/ If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 3.8/5 stars on 31 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 4.6/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 3.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 12 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4
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MATHS PROBLEM STUMPING EVERYONE! Fraction Of Square Shaded
 
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Mathematician Ed Southall, from the University of Huddersfield, created a stir when he tweeted this problem (@solvemymaths). The problem was covered in "The Daily Mail" and "The Sun." In this video I present one way to solve it. My blog post for this video https://wp.me/p6aMk-7YE Sources Ed Southhall tweet https://twitter.com/solvemymaths/status/988500302340022272 Daily Mail. "Tricky maths problem sweeping social media leaves many scratching their heads" http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5656131/Tricky-maths-problem-sweeping-social-media-leaves-scratching-heads.html The Sun. "This mind-boggling maths problem is stumping social media" https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/6150769/this-mind-boggling-maths-problem-is-stumping-social-media-so-can-you-work-it-out/ If you like my videos, you can support me at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Connect on social media. I update each site when I have a new video or blog post, so you can follow me on whichever method is most convenient for you. My Blog: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/preshtalwalkar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-Your-Decisions/168446714965 Google+: https://plus.google.com/108336608566588374147/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/preshtalwalkar/ Tumblr: https://preshtalwalkar.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/preshtalwalkar/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mindyourdecisions Newsletter (sent only for big news, like a new book release): http://eepurl.com/KvS0r If you buy from the links below I may receive a commission for sales. This has no effect on the price for you. My Books "The Joy of Game Theory" shows how you can use math to out-think your competition. (rated 3.9/5 stars on 32 reviews) http://amzn.to/1uQvA20 "The Irrationality Illusion: How To Make Smart Decisions And Overcome Bias" is a handbook that explains the many ways we are biased about decision-making and offers techniques to make smart decisions. (rated 4.6/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/1o3FaAg "Math Puzzles Volume 1" features classic brain teasers and riddles with complete solutions for problems in counting, geometry, probability, and game theory. Volume 1 is rated 4.4/5 stars on 13 reviews. http://amzn.to/1GhUUSH "Math Puzzles Volume 2" is a sequel book with more great problems. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbyCs "Math Puzzles Volume 3" is the third in the series. (rated 3.8/5 stars on 5 reviews) http://amzn.to/1NKbGlp "40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory" contains thought-provoking and counter-intuitive results. (rated 4.3/5 stars on 12 reviews) http://amzn.to/1LOCI4U "The Best Mental Math Tricks" teaches how you can look like a math genius by solving problems in your head (rated 4.7/5 stars on 4 reviews) http://amzn.to/18maAdo "Multiply Numbers By Drawing Lines" This book is a reference guide for my video that has over 1 million views on a geometric method to multiply numbers. (rated 5/5 stars on 3 reviews) http://amzn.to/XRm7M4
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