These are some of the questions that Stachan answers:
- When is a number irrational?
- What's the chance of winning a lottery jackpot?
- Which famous mathematician who, when informed that his spouse was dying, replied, “Tell my dear wife to hang on a little longer. I’m in the middle of solving a rather difficult problem”?
Whether it’s vulgar fractions or magic squares, Fibonacci rabbits or Fermat’s Last Theorem, this amazing tour of the weird world of numbers—imaginary, real, or infinite—will appeal to anyone with an enquiring mind.