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Why maths lacks common sense

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Comedian Alan Davies - who has hated maths since school - has embarked on a maths odyssey with the help of mathematician Marcus du Sautoy.

In a game of probability, he was challenged to put common sense aside in order to see the power of logical thinking.

Horizon: Alan and Marcus Go Forth and Multiply will be broadcast on BBC Two on 31 March at 9pm.

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