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250 BC: In On the Sphere and the Cylinder, Archimedes gives the formulae for calculating the volume of a sphere and a cylinder. In Measurement of the Circle he gives an approximation of the value of π with a method which will allow improved approximations. In Floating Bodies he presents what is now called “Archimedes’ […]

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Statistics is the scientific application of mathematical principles to the collection, analysis, and presentation of numerical data. Statisticians apply their mathematical and statistical knowledge to the design of surveys and experiments; the collection, processing, and analysis of data; and the interpretation of the experiment and survey results. Opinion polls, statements of accuracy on scales and […]

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How many ways can you arrange 128 tennis balls?

How many ways can you arrange 128 tennis balls? The answer is about 10^250, also known as ten unquadragintilliard. This number exceeds the total number of particles in the universe! Find out more about how researchers solved this problem here!