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How much of the population would still be alive in The Walking Dead (according to maths)

Imagine it. You’re a super smart member of the human race, the proud owner of the type of brain that Einstein himself would bow down in front of.

What do you do? Work out the solution to world peace? Master time travel? Or, calculate how many people are still alive in the fictional world of a cult television show?

We’re going to save you a lot of effort and tell you that in this instance it’s the latter, and the man in question is Matt Lieberman, who believes that we can safely assume there are only 382,885 humans left alive in the world of The Walking Dead.

A very disconcerting number for any of the fictional survivors thinking they’re in with a chance of pulling through but let’s not let that distract from the real cool stuff here - the math used (never thought we’d write that) by Lieberman to figure it out.

Here’s how it breaks down:



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