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Young Mathematicians Hope They've Calculated Winning NCAA Bracket

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Young Mathematicians Hope They've Calculated Winning NCAA Bracket

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Young Mathematicians Hope They've Calculated Winning NCAA Bracket

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A group of high school math geeks gathered in Manhattan last week for March Mathness. Their hope is to use math to pick the winners for all 67 NCCA games and win $1 billion from Warren Buffett.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Aspiring high school mathematicians gathered in New York for March Mathness. Even for kids who don't love sports, the professor leading the event told The Times there are a billion reasons to love brackets this year: Warren Buffett's reward for picking the winners for all 67 NCAA games. The math geeks are hoping linear algebra and complex computer codes will help them beat the odds: 9.2 quintrillion to one. It's MORNING EDITION.

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