Mathematics is full of counterintuitive facts and problems that push your mind to new areas and challenge your cognitive versatility.
The next 9 facts are just a few of those puzzles, problems that have a habit of sparking arguments and debates among even some of the smartest students.
While they may seem controversial, they’re all rock solid fact.
Several of them are paradoxes and idiosyncrasies of probability. Other play your instincts against your logic. If you’re looking for a mathematical way to impress your friends and beguile your enemies, here’s a good place to start.
Just a heads up, these problems are a little tougher than last time. If you lose track, don’t quit.
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