If you’re reading this you’re probably a bit geeky (like me), and you’ve no doubt been in at least 42 conversations about average vs. mean, etc, etc. So here’s a good summary of the basics for next time. First Things First: “Average” is a General Term If you’ve ever been lobbed the question of “what’s the difference between…

## Standard Deviations Explained

If you read a lot but aren’t much into math you’ve probably heard the term standard deviation being tossed around, but didn’t know what it meant exactly. A standard deviation is a way to describe where someone (or something) falls on a scale, and, more specifically, how wide the range actually is. Bell curves are often presented when…

## The Craziest Thing You’ll Ever Learn About Pi

First off, happy pi day. According to a physicist at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, the number Pi has been calculated out to over one trillion digits. But that’s not the interesting part. As it turns out, it’s totally overkill to get that precise with it. Dividing 22 by 7 gives an estimate that works for most everyday…

## Explaining The Monty Hall Math Puzzle

A few weeks ago a buddy of mine busted out the MHP on me. For those not familiar, it’s a now-famous mathematics puzzle named after the talk show host who hosted the show it’s associated with. The idea is simple, and is covered in depth at Wikipedia, but for those looking for a simple rundown it’s basic concept…