Breathe Easily

BREATHE EASILY

Roughly how many breaths have you taken so far in your life?

How many times has your heart beaten since you were born?

Beathe Easily

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  • So often mathematics problems yield exact answers. It is a breath of fresh air (pun intended) to work on a problem that does not have an exact answer. Similar problems, that rely on estimates, are known as Fermi problems. The classic Fermi problem, generally attributed to Enrico Fermi, an Italian physicist, is 'How many piano tuners are there in Chicago?' A typical solution to this problem involves multiplying a series of estimates that yield a good approximation of the actual answer.

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On average you will take 15 breaths a minute and your heart will beat 72 times per minute.

Here is an estimate based on your birth date:


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