Humble pi : when math goes wrong in the real world
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New York : Riverhead Books, 2020.
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314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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English
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9780593084687, 0593084683

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First published in Great Britain as: Humble pi : a comedy of maths errors by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Random House Uk, 2019--Title page verso.
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Includes index.
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Includes index.
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"This tour of real-world mathematical disasters reveals the importance of math in everyday life. All sorts of seemingly innocuous mathematical mistakes can have significant consequences. Exploring and explaining a litany of glitches, near misses, and mathematical mishaps involving the internet, big data, elections, street signs, lotteries, the Roman Empire, and an Olympic team, Matt Parker uncovers the ways math trips us up"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Parker, M. (2020). Humble pi: when math goes wrong in the real world. New York: Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Parker, Matt. 2020. Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World. New York: Riverhead Books.

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Parker, Matt, Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World. New York: Riverhead Books, 2020.

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Parker, Matt. Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World. New York: Riverhead Books, 2020. Print.

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