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The Maths Police Investigate: For The Love Of God, Make It Stop

The cadets are at it again. Thanks to @dragon_dodo and @FennekLyra. Agent Lyra and Agent Dodo were bored. After several weeks of suspending Gale’s desk in bizarre positions, fencing on the office chairs and sneakily pilfering Beveridge’s ginger beer, they had quite run out of things to do. Draped over

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The Maths Police Investigate: The Beans Of Wrath

This is a guest post, courtesy of @Dragon_Dodo and @FennekLyra. Thanks, Dominika and Eva! It was an unusually quiet morning at the Maths Police HQ. ‘If a mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems, what do you reckon the conversion rate is?’ mused agent Dodo over her morning cup

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The Maths Police (Financial Unit) Investigate

A guest post from @FennekLyra, who is Eva in real life. Thanks, Eva! “Want to see something awful?” asked Agent Lyra1 suddenly, turning to her fellow maths agent and friend Dodo at the £16,000 question of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? that both of them watched daily. “Oh come

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The Maths Police Investigate: IndyRef edition

Gale surveyed the destruction with a face somewhere between disgust and admiration. Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer wrappers strewn across the room. A smell of haggis in the air. Bottles of whisky, half-drunk. Constable Beveridge… well, you wouldn’t say half-drunk. “You were up watching the referendum results last night, weren’t you?” Beveridge

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Maths Police Christmas Special

In which @reflectivemaths and I find out which graphs have been naughty and nice. Hint: none of them are nice. Constable Gale blew a party streamer and I shot him a steely glare. "Are you hanging up your stockings on the waaaalll?" he crooned. "No, Gale. I am decidedly not

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The Baffling Case of the Boscombe Boffin

"Graffiti?" said Gale. "We don't do mindless vandalism." "It's not mindless vandalism," I said, "it looks like it's been pretty carefully thought out." I brought the picture up on screen. Someone had covered a suspiciously blackboard-like wall in an awful lot of maths. "Bournemouth? That's your neck of the woods.

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Maths Police Investigates: The Case of The Clotted Cream Formula

"Fancy a Bob Marley doughnut?" asked Constable Gale. I sighed. "And that's a doughnut…" "Wi' jam in." It's a delicate line to draw, with Gale's jokes: laugh too little, and you won't get a doughnut. Laugh too much and he'll tell you another one. "Speaking of jam," I said, "this

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