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Understanding the physics and mathematics of carnival games

Nov. 2, 2017

Why is besting a carnival game so difficult? Is there a secret trick to winning?

It's hard to resist the allure of a carnival game. Despite your better judgment, you just can't help but throw your money away as you try valiantly to win an oversized stuffed animal for your loved one. Why is besting a carnival game so difficult? Is there a secret trick to winning? Can you use math and physics to understand and even beat these games? In his most recent video, YouTuber Mark Rober explores the physics, mathematical probabilities, and visual trickery associated with theses games, and even demonstrates how to win several famous games.

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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