'A WITTY BOOK THAT PROVOKES THE IMAGINATION' The Times How many socks make a pair? The answer is not always two. And behind this question lies a world of maths that can be surprising, amusing and even beautiful. Using playing cards, a newspaper, the back of an envelope, a Sudoku, some pennies and of course a pair of socks, Rob Eastaway shows how maths can demonstrate its secret beauties in even the most mundane of everyday objects. If you already like maths you'll discover plenty of new surprises. And if you've never picked up a maths book in your life, this one will change your view of the subject forever.
This title is an excerpt from the author's book "Five Years in Hawaii: A True Saga of International Adventure and the U.S. Naval Intelligence Community." This edition was created specifically for the purpose of distributing to naval recruiting centers. It is the true story of one young American man's journey through Navy boot camp during the fall and winter months of 1998.
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