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Just Because You’re Bad At Math Doesn’t Necessarily Mean The Dealer Is Ripping You Off

The mathematical skills of the American population are, for the most part, pretty poor. Dealerships and lenders will often use this as an opportunity to take advantage of people, but sometimes the opposite happens when someone with bad math skills walks away from a good deal because they don’t understand how the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Architect the Perfect Party Atmosphere With the Power of Math

Throwing the perfect party requires more than good booze, pleasant music, and tasty snacks. It requires the right amount of people to develop the atmosphere you’re after. This formulaic approach to party invites will help you host the biggest bash or the most charming of dinner parties.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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A Quantitative Analysis Of The 2019 Subaru Ascent’s 19 Cupholders

Autoweek, a publication that can’t grasp the American dream of greatness, asks if the 19 cupholders in the new 2019 Subaru Ascent is “too many cupholders.” Jalopnik, a publication for HEROES, knows that 19 cupholders is simply called “not enough cupholders.” But the joy of so many cupholders is how much liquid it can…Read more… […]

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Here’s What Phrases Like “Highly Likely” and “Probably Not” Mean to Different People

Just how likely does “probably” sound to you? Redditor zonination asked users of the polling subreddit /r/samplesize to assign percentage values to a range of common phrases about probability, and graphed the results. The sample size is tiny (just 46 respondents), but the data still looks clustered enough to be…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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I Learned Calculus With A Video Game, And It Was Surprisingly Fun

I, like many people, am terrible at math. I need a calculator to do basic addition and subtraction. Math class was excruciatingly painful for me, not to mention boring. But the open-world game Variant: Limits aims to make learning math, specifically calculus, fun. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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