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IMA Festival of Mathematics and its Applications, Sheffield (04/07/2022).
A crisp company offers 318,000 flavour combinations. A pizza restaurant boasts 33,554,431 meal choices. A fluke coincidence in a card game is reported to have odds of 2,235,197,406,895,366,368,301,559,999 to one. How are such numbers calculated? Can we tell if they are accurate? SHU Maths lecturer Peter Rowlett will introduce some techniques we can use to confirm or correct these claims.