Spiked Math: MFT - Trivial fun


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Today's fact isn't really a fact, but more of a story! Math is aimed at an elementary school level.



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lol, so they rigged it by tightly controlling the availability of pieces of the form 3k+2, and 3k+1 (one hopes that, in the interest of fairness, more pieces having 3k+1 numbers were available than 3k+2 pieces).

this reminds me of those macdonald's monopoly contests, where one of a trio of monopoly properties is MUCH rarer than the other two. such schemes serve to take advantage of people's expectations of winning to stimulate sales, and strike me as borderline fraudulent (although there's not any consumer cost involved in these promotions, so they are more than likely not actionable).
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So many retail stores are doing scratch offs. It's such a joke! I don't even bother.

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Spiked Math: MFT - Trivial fun


It's just another loyalty gimmick. If they're free, I'd collect them just in case I got one of the winners, but I wouldn't count on it or spend extra to get them. I haven't seen anything like that in my stores though. Mine seem to think it's enough to offer three cents off per gallon of gas. A regular fill up for me is about 8 gallons (I don't like getting too close to empty). My savings don't even add up to a whole quarter.


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