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Numberphile: Explaining the Monty Hall Problem

Numberphile: Explaining the Monty Hall Problem
The "Monty Hall" problem is a common statistical question that seems to go against common sense and Numberphile attempts to explain the reasoning behind the answer.

Making a Computer Out of 10,000 Dominoes

Making a Computer Out of 10,000 Dominoes
Matt Parker created a computer capable of adding two four-bit binary numbers and returning the five-bit binary sum using 10,000 dominoes.
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Numberphile Video: Pi is Beautiful

Numberphile Video: Pi is Beautiful
Numberphile looks at data visualization and the beauty of the number Pi as represented by Martin Krzywinski in his recent series of images.

Inventing the Game of Life: Numberphile

Inventing the Game of Life: Numberphile
Mathematician John H. Conway talks about the inspiration and development of his life-simulation software, Game of Life, back in 1970.

Pebbling a Chessboard: An Interesting Math Puzzle

Pebbling a Chessboard: An Interesting Math Puzzle
Can you "free the clones" who are imprisoned in the corner of a chessboard by following a few simple rules? Give it a try and find out if it's possible.

The Simpsons, Decimal Math and Pi to 40,000 Places

The Simpsons, Decimal Math and Pi to 40,000 Places
Author Simon Singh examines the mathematics of The Simpsons, who should exist in a base 8 world but who actually do math in base 10 and how that makes sense.

The Math Behind the Batman Curve

The Math Behind the Batman Curve
Mathematician James Grimes breaks down the equation behind the Batman symbol. Get out your graphing calculators to follow along.

The Number 42: Mathematical Peculiarities

The Number 42: Mathematical Peculiarities
The number 42 has interesting mathematical characteristics beyond being one of the most famous numbers in sci-fi literature.
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