## Go Figure!: Using Math to Answer Everyday ImponderablesThis engaging collection of math-related anecdotes, puzzles, and formulas will intrigue people who enjoy figuring things out, solving puzzles, or predicting the future. Includes appendixes of basic math concepts for those who are a little rusty on their math. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved. |

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### Contents

How Far Can You See? How Far Is the Horizon | 2 |

One Formula Simplifies It All | 8 |

Looking for a Date? Carbon Dating | 14 |

Copyright | |

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