Mathematics is considered to be a cradle of all the other sciences. That is beyond any doubt. No other field of science would have such a broad field of application as it does. They also say that there is no such task or question which mathematics would be unable to perform. Perhaps, those are quite bold quotes, but the truth still remains the same. Although the science itself is many centuries old, there always appear some new ways of its application, according to the needs of people in the give time. Since currently one of the main humanity’s objectives it to amuse itself, math was obliged to start serving this purpose, and did so quite successfully.
When people started to practise blackjack counting, for example, it perceptibly increased their chances for win, since they were not just pulling out the cards, but also calculating the probability of the certain card’s appearing, and thus making a decision to pull one more or to refrain from it. The practice is used everywhere in the world, and has long turned an integral part of the gaming process, so everyone is now playing that way. Yet, it should be stated that cards counting is not as easy as it may seem to be. In order to perform it quickly and mentally, one should possess a vigorous intellect and always improve his or her skills by constant practice. So before starting up playing, make sure that you have not forgotten the secondary school course in mathematics.