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The Math Club

Jun 30, 2022

Yesterday's episode dove into the numbers around a positive test result that is 99% accurate, when 1 in 100 people have a specific condition.  The result was a bit surprising and counterintuitive, and this video bonus helps to show why it comes out the way it does. 

Jun 29, 2022

In this episode, Noah's certain that he has a disease because he tested positive on a test that's 99% accurate.  Does that mean he almost certainly has the disease?  Pete's not so sure, and brings up a statistics concept to help shed some light on the numbers.

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Jun 22, 2022

Here's a sneak peek at what you can expect in our next episode...  Positive Thinking.

Jun 16, 2022

In our last episode, Pete asked us to envision the rotational symmetry of a square as a way to simplify the same concept as it applies to the Rubik's Cube.  Here's a video bonus to help visualize this example.

Jun 15, 2022

Lots of us have played with a Rubik's Cube at one time or another, but did you know this simple little toy is chock full of math?  Join Pete and Noah as they talk about billions of combinations, set theory, and the maximum number of moves required to solve the cube.  *Skateboard not required.

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