Hunger Games

The odds had been entirely in her favor. But it hadn’t mattered.

Hunger GamesWith the movie release yesterday, I’m sure many of you have heard of The Hunger Games. I had never read the books, but I decided to start the first one last night. (I never like seeing movies about books without first reading the book.) Reading through, I noticed that one of the chapters mentioned a lot of (elementary) probability. It was refreshing to see that a popular book mentioned mathematical topics in an entertaining way (and accurate!).

Have you read any good books lately that accurately or inaccurately mention math?

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