*Pascal, Fermat, and the Seventeenth-Century Letter That Made the World Modern*

Author: Keith Devlin,Keith J. Devlin

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465018963

Category: Mathematics

Page: 191

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Examines a letter written by Blaise Pascal to Pierre de Fermat in 1654 that speaks of probability and numerical values that have had an impact on the modern world with regard to calculating insurance rates, the housing markets, and car safety.