By Henry E. Dudeney, Martin Gardner
For 2 many years, self-taught mathematician Henry E. Dudeney wrote a puzzle web page, "Perplexities," for The Strand Magazine. Martin Gardner, longtime editor of Scientific American's mathematical video games column, hailed Dudeney as "England's maximum maker of puzzles," unsurpassed within the volume and caliber of his innovations. This compilation of Dudeney's long-inaccessible demanding situations attests to the puzzle-maker's present for growing witty and compelling conundrums.
This treasury of fascinating puzzles starts with a range of arithmetical and algebraical difficulties, together with demanding situations regarding funds, time, velocity, and distance. Geometrical difficulties persist with, in addition to combinatorial and topological difficulties that function magic squares and stars, course and community puzzles, and map coloring puzzles. the gathering concludes with a chain of online game, domino, fit, and unclassified puzzles. strategies for all 536 difficulties are integrated, and fascinating drawings brighten up the publication.
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