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Read “Guesstimation Solving Today’s Problems on the Back of a Napkin” by Lawrence Weinstein with Rakuten Kobo. Guesstimation reveals the simple. Guesstimation Solving Today’s Problems on the Back of a NapkinLawrence Weinstein I got a review copy of this book, and initially decided. Guesstimation has ratings and 26 reviews. I’m actually not sure if I read this or a version that was – but there’s no listed on the author’s booklist, so .

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The End of Faith: I understand base ten, took algebra, calculus, and trig in high school and got good grades at thoseand have studied probability and statistics in college at both the Bachelor’s and Master’s levelsso even though math isn’t my strong suit, I am fairly competent at it. I flipped through, there weren’t any problems I actually wanted to know the solutions to, so I didn’t stick around to find out the method.

This is a great book full of fun facts, and the math that estimates such.

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I’m actually not sure if I read this or a version that was 2. A Mathematical Nature Walk. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Commentary is as follows: Lawrence Weinstein and John Adam present an ghesstimation array of estimation problems that range from devilishly simple to quite sophisticated and from serious real-world concerns to downright silly ones.


Physical description xv, p. But I was confused by page 4 of this book – the authors present an equation and then the answer without the crosswalk between the two. The review must be at least 50 characters long.

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British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Refresh and try again. The probability of a base ball landing in my beer cup is my favorite. Studying abstract math and only thinking about logic for years has only been detrimental to my ability to think about applied problem solving.

There are not only some brilliant questions which are interesting to solve, but also many nonsense questions or maybe I just couldn’t understand them In the beginning it was interesting, it didn’t attract me at all, even I love mathematics. The Most Perfect Thing.

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Be guesstimztion that the book is rife with corny humor that occasionally evokes chortles. Primates of the World. Smithells Light Metals Handbook.

I can easily see having this book close by and returning to it again and again. We are using it as the guesstimtion for a seminar he teaches called Physics on the back of an envelope. Mar 22, Dawnh rated it it was amazing. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters. Jan 30, Vorbis rated it did not like it Shelves: After a bit of practice it is fun to come up with my own questions to estimate.


Jan 04, Teo rated it liked it. The Power of Forgetting. Guesstimation enables anyone with basic math and scienc Guesstimation is guesxtimation book that unlocks the power of approximation–it’s popular mathematics rounded to the nearest power of ten!

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Amazingly interesting set-ups for conquering estimations. How long would it take a running faucet to fill the inverted dome of the Capitol?

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There’s no story tying anything together, it’s like one of those quiz books where every page is just random stuff that caught the author’s interest. A stimulating follow-up to Guesstimationthis is the must-have book for anyone preparing for a job interview in technology or finance, where more and more leading businesses test applicants using estimation questions just like these. Lawrence Weinstein begins with a concise tutorial on how to solve these kinds of order of magnitude problems, and then invites readers to have a go themselves.