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Numbers Rule Your World: The Hidden Influence of Probabilities and Statistics on Everything You Do

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WHAT ARE THE ODDS YOU’LL WIN THE LOTTERY?How long will your kids wait in line at Disney World?Who decides that “standardized tests” are fair?Why do highway engineers build slow-moving ramps?What does it mean, statistically, to be an “Average Joe”?NUMBERS RULE YOUR WORLDIn the popular tradition of eye-opening bestsellers like Freakonomics, The Tipping Point, and Super Crunchers, this fascinating book from renowned statistician and blogger Kaiser Fung takes you inside the hidden world of facts and figures that affect you every day, in every way.