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Merry Mathmus

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- 1 week, 6 days, 10 hours, 7 minutes ago

Game Theory Tuesdays: Free-Riding the Holidays

image by Jim, the Photographer. CC BY 2.0 The holiday season is a time for giving, sharing, and thinking about others. While the preparations take effort, the festivities are fun and…

- 1 week, 6 days, 11 hours, 9 minutes ago

Monday Puzzle: Solving Fractions

Solve the following fractions as quickly as you can. You can watch my video or read the solution below. . . . . M I N D . Y O U R . D E C I S I O N S . M O N D A Y . P U Z Z L E . . . .…

- 2 weeks, 11 hours, 8 minutes ago

Video – The Math Equations In The Simpsons Futurama Crossover

The Simpsons and Futurama contained a lot of interesting math references, so much so that science writer Simon Singh wrote an entire book on the topic, The Simpsons and Their Mathematical…

- 2 weeks, 3 days, 10 hours, 24 minutes ago

Video – Gangnam Style Broke YouTube’s View Counter: The Math Details

Psy’s video Gangnam Style has so many views it temporarily broke YouTube’s view counter. The technical reason is that YouTube used a 32-bit integer for its view counter, never…

- 2 weeks, 4 days, 11 hours, 9 minutes ago

Gifts For People Who Love Math

For the past 6 years, I have been answering the question “What do you get an economist?” with annual gift guides: –Gifts for economists, 2008 –Gifts for economists,…

- 2 weeks, 5 days, 11 hours, 9 minutes ago

Game Theory Tuesdays: Why Group Texts Are Annoying

Group texts are like emails where each person does a “reply-all” to every message. I made a video that considers organizing a dinner with N friends and compares sending…

- 2 weeks, 6 days, 11 hours, 9 minutes ago

Monday Puzzle: Crossed Ladders And Working Together Problems

Two ladders are criss-crossed against walls of height 3 and 5 (see diagram below). What is the height where the two ladders intersect? If you are good at geometry, you might not find this…

- 3 weeks, 11 hours, 9 minutes ago

Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe: A Winning Strategy [Video]

Earlier this week I posted about a cool game called Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe, which is a variation on the classic game where each square contains another 3×3 grid that determines where the…

- 3 weeks, 1 day, 18 hours, 33 minutes ago

Game Theory In The News (November 2014)

This is the current installment of the monthly series “Game Theory in the News.” My hope is to highlight stories that can be used as case studies in the classroom, both so…

- 3 weeks, 3 days, 11 hours, 9 minutes ago