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### Over-booking

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The probability that a passenger books a flight and does not turn up is 0.05. For an aeroplane with 400 seats how many tickets can be sold so that only 1% of flights are over-booked?

### Population Dynamics Collection

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This is our collection of tasks on the mathematical theme of 'Population Dynamics' for advanced students and those interested in mathematical modelling.

### The Wrong Stats

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?

### Pdf Stories

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Invent scenarios which would give rise to these probability density functions.

### Real-life Equations

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Here are several equations from real life. Can you work out which measurements are possible from each equation?

### Whose Line Graph Is it Anyway?

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Which line graph, equations and physical processes go together?

### Time to Evolve 2

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

How is the length of time between the birth of an animal and the birth of its great great ... great grandparent distributed?

### Bessel's Equation

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Get further into power series using the fascinating Bessel's equation.

### Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

### Big and Small Numbers in the Physical World

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Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in physical contexts.

### Stats Statements

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Are these statistical statements sometimes, always or never true? Or it is impossible to say?

### Integration Matcher

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals.

### Dangerous Driver?

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in error?

### Big and Small Numbers in Physics

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Work out the numerical values for these physical quantities.

### Taking Trigonometry Series-ly

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Look at the advanced way of viewing sin and cos through their power series.

### Guessing the Graph

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Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?

### Stirling Work

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

See how enormously large quantities can cancel out to give a good approximation to the factorial function.

### Constantly Changing

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Many physical constants are only known to a certain accuracy. Explore the numerical error bounds in the mass of water and its constituents.

### Global Warming

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How much energy has gone into warming the planet?

### Production Equation

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Each week a company produces X units and sells p per cent of its stock. How should the company plan its warehouse space?

### Scale Invariance

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By exploring the concept of scale invariance, find the probability that a random piece of real data begins with a 1.

### Air Routes

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Find the distance of the shortest air route at an altitude of 6000 metres between London and Cape Town given the latitudes and longitudes. A simple application of scalar products of vectors.

### Big and Small Numbers in the Living World

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calculate various quantities in biological contexts.

### Building Approximations for Sin(x)

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Build up the concept of the Taylor series

### Differential Equation Matcher

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Match the descriptions of physical processes to these differential equations.

### Mystery Procedure

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what this procedure is doing?

### Aim High

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

How do you choose your planting levels to minimise the total loss at harvest time?

### Investigating Epidemics

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.

### Designing Table Mats

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.

### Electric Kettle

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

### Approximately Certain

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Estimate these curious quantities sufficiently accurately that you can rank them in order of size

### Scientific Curves

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Can you sketch these difficult curves, which have uses in mathematical modelling?

### Polygon Walk

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Go on a vector walk and determine which points on the walk are closest to the origin.

### Biology Measurement Challenge

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Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.

### Ball Bearings

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If a is the radius of the axle, b the radius of each ball-bearing, and c the radius of the hub, why does the number of ball bearings n determine the ratio c/a? Find a formula for c/a in terms of n.

### Reaction Rates

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Explore the possibilities for reaction rates versus concentrations with this non-linear differential equation

### How Do You React?

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To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling...

### Brimful

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Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?

### Bigger or Smaller?

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When you change the units, do the numbers get bigger or smaller?

### More or Less?

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Are these estimates of physical quantities accurate?

### Elastic Maths

##### Stage: 4 and 5

How do you write a computer program that creates the illusion of stretching elastic bands between pegs of a Geoboard? The answer contains some surprising mathematics.

### Big and Small Numbers in Biology

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Work with numbers big and small to estimate and calulate various quantities in biological contexts.

### Counting Dolphins

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How would you go about estimating populations of dolphins?

### A Question of Scale

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Use your skill and knowledge to place various scientific lengths in order of size. Can you judge the length of objects with sizes ranging from 1 Angstrom to 1 million km with no wrong attempts?

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Which units would you choose best to fit these situations?

### Efficient Packing

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How efficiently can you pack together disks?

### Weekly Challenge 48: Quorum-sensing

##### Stage: 4 Short Challenge Level:

This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.

### Robot Camera

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?

### Matrix Meaning

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Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.

### Gym Bag

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?