## Finding Flight 370 With A Little Deduction And Some Math

Calculations are at the heart of the search for flight MH370, but a little bit of logic wouldn’t hurt.

## Finding Flight 370: The Math and the Meteorology

Missing Flight 370 could be within the Indian Ocean. How long should it take for organized search planes to find a Boeing 777 that could be anywhere within an area of 28 million square miles?

## How to Divide Indivisible Goods Fairly: Algorithm for Dividing Assets

Is it possible to fairly divide assets without anyone getting upset or jealous? With the help of an ingenious algorithm, you can divide the indivisible.

## Trending Statistics for Major Fatal US Shootings

2014 has already started off with violence erupting in public places, including malls and schools. Are mass shootings happening more often in the U.S.?

## Risks of a School Shooting versus an Airplane Crash

Answering a reader’s question, Mike DeHaan breaks down the statistics of school shootings and plane crashes to see which is more likely.

## Risk Assessment for Skydiving versus Grocery Shopping

Is it really more dangerous to go grocery shopping than to go skydiving? Statistics and math give our readers the answer they were looking for.

## The Drake Equation Estimated the Scope of the SETI Project

Is there life out there? The Drake equation and others attempt to mathematically estimate the probability of alien life based on known variables.

## How to Find Pythagorean Dates for Any Year

You can find this year’s Pythagorean dates – dates that fit into the Pythagorean theorem – with a simple spreadsheet that finds right angle days.

## How to Calculate Compound Interest

You can use compound interest in many areas, from credit cards and loans to calculating population growth; first, you need to know how the formulas work.

## How to Calculate Simple Interest: Math Calculations

Calculating simple interest is really very simple, once you learn the meaning behind the math terms and formulas used in the calculations.