Hidden Math in Everyday Life

It's been said that math is a universal language . From Beijing to Berlin, and from the classroom to dating sites, the hidden secrets of math surround us everyday. Although generally first introduced in the classroom, math touches our lives months before we're born; what are the odds of getting pregnant anyway?

Algorithms, odds, equations and patterns all influence our daily lives, and the future, in both intricate and peculiar ways. For instance, what numeric messages are we getting from "The Simpsons"? Does OkCupid use special mathematical formulas to play match-maker? Explore the many ways in which numbers play a crucial and unexpected role in everyday life.

Written by Curiosity Staff May 4, 2014

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