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