Mystifying Mathematical Puzzles

"Fans will find this volume indispensable; casual readers will find it an attractive nuisance," observed The Scientific American of this challenging compilation of conundrums, diabolic squares, flexagons, geometric dissections, other ...

Author: Joseph S. Madachy

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486830322

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

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"Fans will find this volume indispensable; casual readers will find it an attractive nuisance," observed The Scientific American of this challenging compilation of conundrums, diabolic squares, flexagons, geometric dissections, other puzzles.

Mystifying Math Puzzles

You don’t have to be a math genius to solve these.

Author: Steve Ryan

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780806913049

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 96

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You don’t have to be a math genius to solve these. Most just ask you to apply basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division—they’re intended to trick your thinking, not your math. So come on in, and play your way through dozens of magic squares, mazes, devious dissections, logic problems, weight and date puzzles, coin and matchstick maneuvers, and numerical word games.

Mathematical Puzzles

Mathematical Puzzles makes this connection explicit by isolating important mathematical methods, then using them to solve puzzles and prove a theorem.

Author: Peter Winkler

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429557973

Category: Mathematics

Page: 302

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Research in mathematics is much more than solving puzzles, but most people will agree that solving puzzles is not just fun: it helps focus the mind and increases one's armory of techniques for doing mathematics. Mathematical Puzzles makes this connection explicit by isolating important mathematical methods, then using them to solve puzzles and prove a theorem. Features A collection of the world’s best mathematical puzzles Each chapter features a technique for solving mathematical puzzles, examples, and finally a genuine theorem of mathematics that features that technique in its proof Puzzles that are entertaining, mystifying, paradoxical, and satisfying; they are not just exercises or contest problems.

Mystifying Logic Puzzles

—4— Problems from the Addled Arithmetician Letters and numbers to the Addled
Arithmetician they are much the ... In these puzzles , each letter represents the
same digit wherever it occurs in a given mathematical problem ( above the line ) .

Author: Norman D. Willis

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780806997216

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 96

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Your brain will go into a tizzy solving these twisted, perplexing logic puzzles! But untangling them will challenge your mind, expand your knowledge, and develop your powers of deduction and reasoning. Success begins with a process of trial and error: examine the propositions, and logically test one against the other. Some will cancel each other out. Others point to additional information that helps you arrive at the correct answer. Give the six sections a shot: each one contains a different type of puzzle, starts with the simplest, and becomes increasingly intricate. Here's just a sample of what you'll find! By looking at the five statements, figure out in which subject Prince Tal excelled, and in which he did especially well: 1. If he excelled in chivalry, he did especially well in horsemanship. 2. If he excelled in horsemanship, he did especially well in fencing. 3. If he did especially well in horsemanship, he excelled in fencing. 4. If he excelled in fencing, he did especially well in chivalry. 5. If he did especially well in chivalry, he excelled in horsemanship. The answer is number two. Can you figure out why? 96 pages, 5 3/8 x 8 1/4.

The Little Giant Book of Brain Twisters

... Sloane © 1991 ; Math Tricks , Puzzles and Games by Raymond Blum © 1994 ;
Mystifying Math Puzzles by Steve Ryan ... All rights reserved Contents
Introduction 4 Critical Thinking Puzzles 5 Math Puzzles 55 Sterling ISBN 0-8069-
9711-7.

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Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780806997117

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 359

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Get smart--give your brain a super-sized workout that's fun, challenging, and mind-expanding! You'll really have to keep your wits about you as you tackle six big sections filled with puzzles and tricks of every sort, from the visual to the verbal. Try critical thinking and lateral thinking questions, where you'll have to "work outside the box," forget your assumptions, and look at the problem from a fresh viewpoint. Whodunits have all the pleasures of a mystery--but you're the detective trying to figure it out! Be "number one" at math conundrums, and open your eyes and look sharp when you tackle the picture puzzles and optical illusions. Give this a shot and find out if you can be a "toothpick architect"! Build a house using 11 toothpicks as shown in the diagram. See if you can make the house face the opposite direction by moving only one toothpick. Answer: Move one of the toothpicks in the roof.

New York State Education

The explanation of how it was done is given ( with dozens of other mystifying
mathematical puzzles ) in " Easy Number Tricks ... everywhere as the co - author (
with Lotus D . Coffman ) of the best book ever written on the teaching of arithmetic
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Category: Education

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Math Menagerie

The following two chapters utilize binary numerals to develop a punched - card
system and to help solve a mystifying mathematical puzzle . To understand the
binary numeration system , it is helpful to review some important features of the ...

Author: Robert Rudstone Kadesch

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Twenty-five experiments with simple, inexpensive materials demonstrate various mathematical principles.

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

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Category: Bibliography, National

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Mathematical Puzzles

PUZZLES , GAMES , AND ENTERTAINMENTS MATHEMATICS , MAGIC AND
MYSTERY , Martin Gardner . Astonishing feats of mind reading , mystifying "
magic " tricks , are often based on mathematical principles anyone can learn .

Author: Sam Loyd

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Category: Mathematical recreations

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Bruce Coville s Is Your Teacher an Alien

... NY 10016 from Mystifying Math Puzzles by Steve Ryan , © 1996 by Steve Ryan
and Pencil Puzzlers by Steve Ryan , © 1992 by Steve Ryan . The Byron Preiss
Multimedia World Wide Web Site address is : http : / / www . byronpreiss . com ...

Author: Bruce Coville

Publisher: Byron Preiss Multimedia Books

ISBN: 9780671011840

Category: Children's stories

Page: 119

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Susan, Peter, and Duncan return in an adventure that invites readers to help the trio conduct their alien investigations through mazes, secret messages, word searches, alien trivia, and other puzzles.

The Cumulative Book Index

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Category: American literature

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The Enjoyment of Chess Problems

Two farm boys build a teepee in woods and live in it for a month , working out
Indian solutions to living problems , star lore ... Puzzle editor for Scientific
American explains mathematics behind various mystifying tricks : card tricks ,
stage " mind ...

Author: Kenneth Samuel Howard

Publisher:

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Category: Games & Activities

Page: 222

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Saint Cinema Writings on the Film 1929 1970

In opinion of many the finest work ever prepared on mathematical puzzles , stunts
, recreations ; exhaustively thorough ... Puzzle editor for Scientific American
explains mathematics behind various mystifying tricks : card tricks , stage " mind ...

Author: Herman G. Weinberg

Publisher: New York : Dover Publications

ISBN:

Category: Cinéma - Collections

Page: 356

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SC-SPCOLL (copy 4): From the James and Margaret Beveridge Fonds.

Insects Food and Ecology

Two farm boys build a teepee in woods and live in it for a month , working out
Indian solutions to living problems , star lore ... Puzzle editor for Scientific
American explains mathematics behind various mystifying tricks : card tricks ,
stage " mind ...

Author: Charles Thomas Brues

Publisher:

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Category: Science

Page: 466

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Phrase and Word Origins

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Indian solutions to living problems , star lore ... Puzzle editor for Scientific
American explains mathematics behind various mystifying tricks : card tricks ,
stage " mind ...

Author: Alfred Hubbard Holt

Publisher: New York ; Dover Publications

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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Traces the colorful histories of numerous words and popular expressions, focusing on their origin and meaning

Mammals of the Southwestern United States with Special Reference to New Mexico

Two farm boys build a teepee in woods and live in it for a month , working out
Indian solutions to living problems , star lore ... Puzzle editor for Scientific
American explains mathematics behind various mystifying tricks : card tricks ,
stage " mind ...

Author: Vernon Bailey

Publisher:

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Category: Mammals

Page: 412

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Anson s Voyage Round the World in the Years 1740 44

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Indian solutions to living problems , star lore ... Puzzle editor for Scientific
American explains mathematics behind various mystifying tricks : card tricks ,
stage " mind ...

Author: George Anson Baron Anson

Publisher:

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Category: Voyages around the world

Page: 402

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Best Thinking Machine Detective Stories

Two farm boys build a teepee in woods and live in it for a month , working out
Indian solutions to living problems , star lore ... Puzzle editor for Scientific
American explains mathematics behind various mystifying tricks : card tricks ,
stage " mind ...

Author: Jacques Futrelle

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 241

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A collection of unique detective stories starring the famed Thinking Machine, Augustus Van Dusen, whose incredible mind solves seemingly impossible problems

Weaving is Fun

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Indian solutions to living problems , star lore ... Puzzle editor for Scientific
American explains mathematics behind various mystifying tricks : card tricks ,
stage " mind ...

Author: Alice Violet White

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780486227245

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 94

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Complete instructions for simple looms, different materials, patterns, finishings, 4-shaft loom for more advanced work. Weave sandals, slippers, mats, bags, scarves, rugs and tapestries. 154 illustrations.

Against the Grain

Two farm boys build a teepee in woods and live in it for a month , working out
Indian solutions to living problems , star lore ... Puzzle editor for Scientific
American explains mathematics behind various mystifying tricks : card tricks ,
stage “ mind ...

Author: Joris-Karl Huysmans

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 206

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This classic novel pushed 19th-century literary decadence to its limits. Introduction by Havelock Ellis.