By Peter Olofsson

*What are the chances?*

**Find out during this wonderful exploration ofprobabilities in our daily lives**

“If there's something you need to be aware of, or remind your self, approximately chances, then glance no additional than this finished, but wittily written and stress-free, compendium of the way to use likelihood calculations in real-world situations.”

— **Keith Devlin**, Stanford collage, nationwide Public Radio’s “Math man” and writer of the maths Gene and the maths Instinct

“A pleasant advisor to the occasionally counterintuitive self-discipline of likelihood. Olofsson issues out significant rules the following, explains vintage puzzles there, and all over makes loose use of witty vignettes to tutor and amuse.”

— **John Allen Paulos**, Temple collage, writer of Innumeracy and A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

“Beautifully written, with interesting examples and tidbits of data. Olofsson lightly and persuasively indicates us tips on how to imagine truly concerning the uncertainty that governs our lives.”

— **John Haigh**, college of Sussex, writer of Taking probabilities: profitable with Probability

From possible improbabilities to normal irregularities, *Probabilities: The Little Numbers That Rule Our Lives* investigates the often-surprising results of danger and likelihood in our daily lives. With examples starting from WWII espionage to the O. J. Simpson trial, from bridge to blackjack, from Julius Caesar to Jerry Seinfeld, the reader is taught the way to imagine instantly in a global of randomness and uncertainty.

during the e-book, readers learn:

- Why it's not that wonderful for somebody to win the lottery twice
- How a defective chance calculation pressured an blameless lady to spend 3 years in prison
- How to put bets in the event you totally insist on gambling
- How a newspaper became an opinion ballot into one of many maximum election error in history

Educational, eloquent, and interesting, *Probabilities: The Little Numbers That Rule Our Lives* is the correct significant other for somebody who desires to receive a greater figuring out of the math of chance.