Algorithms are often hidden, but they are very much present in our daily lives. If you order a pizza using an app, join an online dating site or a search engine, they are doing something for you. Sam and Neil discuss maths and teach you related vocabulary.

This week’s quiz
Einstein’s famous equation is E=MC2 – but what does the ‘E’ stand for?
a) electricity
b) energy
c) everything
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

mathematical statement using symbols to show how two things are equal

someone that people called bad or evil in order to make other people afraid

not showing emotions or thoughts and therefore very difficult to know

working quickly and effectively in an organised way

group things which share similarities together

in a flash
quickly or suddenly

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