British Mathematician Perfects Parallel Parking

Finding a parking place along a crowded street can be an art, but a British mathematician has proved that fitting into it is pure science. Professor Simon Blackburn created an equation for perfect parallel parking. It gives the exact size space your car needs.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Finding a parking place along a crowded street can be an art, but a British mathematician has proved that fitting into it is pure science. Professor Simon Blackburn created an equation for perfect parallel parking. It gives the exact size space your car needs. Just take the square root of your car's turning radius squared, minus the distance between the front wheel and - well, good to know it exists. Anyway, calculating while driving is probably illegal.

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