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The Challenger Rocket
The devastating explosion of the Challenger rocket in 1986 led to an important investigation to understand the cause of the failure. Probability aids in explaining the malfunction of the shuttle.
Exponential Decay
Exponential Decay describes a rapid decrease. Exponential decay can be seen in a variety of places, including radiocarbon dating and the decay of dangerous chemicals.
Making Money with Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin relied on compound interest to leave a hefty donation to the cities of Boston and Philadelphia in 1790. Compound interest is what makes people (and banks) money.
 
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