A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper
 
 
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A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper [Paperback]

John Allen Paulos
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Concordance (learn more)
These are the 100 most frequently used words in this book.

almost  although  always  american  among  another  assume  average  between  book  candidate  case  come  course  curve  day  different  does  even  example  fact  few  find  first  four  game  given  group  headline  however  issues  know  large  last  less  let  likely  lists  mathematical  mathematics  may  members  might  million  must  news  newspaper  now  number  often  ones  order  own  paper  people  per  percent  person  point  political  population  possible  power  probability  problem  question  random  rate  read  reasons  result  say  scores  second  section  see  seem  sequence  set  should  since  sometimes  statements  states  stories  system  test  things  think  three  thus  time  tion  two  value  vote  whether  whose  words  years 




Text Stats
These statistics are computed from the text of this book. (learn more)
Readability (learn more) Compared with other books
Fog Index:  16.2
78% are easier
22% are harder
Flesch Index:  39.8
68% are easier
32% are harder
Flesch-Kincaid Index:  13.5
81% are easier
19% are harder
 
Complexity (learn more)
Complex Words:  17%
64% have fewer
36% have more
Syllables per Word:  1.7
65% have fewer
35% have more
Words per Sentence:  23.2
84% have fewer
16% have more
 
Number of
Characters:  340,440
44% have fewer
56% have more
Words:  54,872
43% have fewer
57% have more
Sentences:  2,364
35% have fewer
65% have more
 
Fun stats
Words per Ounce:  7,621  



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