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Published on June 6th, 2013 | by Stephanie

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Ben Waite

Position: Financial Planning, National Australian Bank

How do you introduce yourself at parties?

Hello, my name is Ben.

Do you think that mathematicians deserve the “geek” tag?

Some do, yes.

How do you use maths in your work?

Investment returns, risk analysis, tax, centrelink/ pension payments.  Maths is heavily used in the banking and financial industry.

What has maths done for you lately?

I was able to work out the per minute cost of parking from the latest parking fine I received.

Do you have a favourite application or theory of maths?

Probability theory.[subscribe2]

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