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Probability – It’s All In The Maths

If you want to know the chances
Of how you will turn out
Remember you’re the product of
Your choices – there’s no doubt!

So taking all the options
Consider if you will
That choices multiply in life
To fit the final bill

  
Written following the Twitter storm in the last few days of a GCSE maths probability question. The thing to remember is that the probability that two consecutive events happening is the product of those selections (choices). So this question doesn’t add up – it multiplies into the answer 

Data Driven World

Data driven world
What numbers can you crunch?
What inklings do you thus deduce?
What digits raise a hunch
To justify the need
To analyse; predict
Statistics out of everything
Demographic addicts

To set expected outcomes
To compute and assume
In mathematical context
That there is little room
To deviate and curve
From this way over that
Reducing humanness instead
To calculated stats

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WSCT F 10Dec04at0100PST (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Newton’s Waltz

I took a lift to the top floor
And there a ballroom spread
A beautiful, outstanding room
With windows laced in lead

And in the air ethereal sounds
Of Waltz from days gone by
The violins in harmony
Playing under starlit sky

And there upon the dance floor
In gowns from ancient day
The ladies with their gentlemen
Dancing the night away

Then in the midst I spotted him
The son of Grantham town
From statue had alighted
With gravity come down

Dispersing all the colours
In a spectrum of delight
With grace and understanding
To glide with step so light

And by the name of Isaac
He waltzed til crow did call
The ghost of Newton dancing
In the ballroom of Guildhall

Time and Motion

Time and Motion (Photo credit: Dave Pearson)

πr2 (Pie Are Squared)

They say that πr2
But everybody knows
That pie is round and full of stuff
That really only goes
Right in your mouth
With yumminess
Be fruit or savoury
And usually has no corners
Nor squares for πrt!

Apologies for the flagrant bad grammar to make, what hopefully comes over as a humorous, point!  

073/365 - Pi Day Pies, 2012

073/365 – Pi Day Pies, 2012 (Photo credit: djwtwo)