Sunday, July 16, 2017

Review of "What Are the Odds?" by Leo Guild

Review of
What Are the Odds? by Leo Guild

Five out of five stars
 As the title implies, this is a book of facts based on probabilities expressed in the form of odds. The circumstances are understandable to everyone, making the book an interesting one to browse or read in-depth.
 Some examples are the frequency of letters in common English usage, the numbers of rats relative to humans, the percentage of families that have a dog, the states with the greatest and least illiteracy rates, the average percent of a person’s salary spent on education and the odds against accidentally taking poison.
 Amusing with some seriousness thrown in, this is a book that will entertain you. Even though some of the facts are no doubt dated from the publication date of 1949.

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