Movies and Math — The Accountant

Ryan Howe
The Startup
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4 min readJun 9, 2020

I’ve decided to make this type of story more frequent. I’m currently considering doing it every week. The subject of this story is about the math in the movie, ‘The Accountant’. There are several movies named, ‘The Accountant’, so to clarify I mean the 2016 action-thriller with Ben Affleck. The movie itself has very little to do with mathematics however a central part of the plot has to do with an interesting realization about numbers and how real-life purchase data is distributed.

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