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By Henry E. Dudeney

The legion of H. E. Dudeney lovers wishes no creation to the 1st American edition of this without end pleasing and instructive quantity of mathematical amusements. New readers will be overjoyed with the 430 puzzles, difficulties, paradoxes, and brain-teasers offered via a grasp of mathematical ingenuity.
Virtually each kind of mathematical or logical poser is incorporated during this notable assortment — difficulties about the manipulation of numbers; unicursal and course difficulties; relocating counter puzzles; locomotion and pace difficulties; measuring, weighing, and packing difficulties; clock puzzles; mixture and team difficulties. Greek move puzzles, difficulties concerning the dissection or superimposition of aircraft figures, issues and features difficulties, joiner's difficulties, and crossing river difficulties critically try out the geometrical and topological mind's eye. Chessboard difficulties, related to the dissection of the board or the location or move of items, age and kinship problems, algebraical and numerical difficulties, magic squares and strips, mazes, puzzle video games, and difficulties bearing on video games offers you an unparalled chance to workout your logical, in addition to your mathematical agility.
Each challenge is gifted with Dudeney's  specified urbane wit and sense of paradox, and every is supplied with a clearly-written resolution — and sometimes with an fun and instructive dialogue of ways others attempted to assault it and failed. lots of the difficulties are unique creations — yet Dudeney has additionally incorporated many age-old puzzlers for which he has came upon new, magnificent, and typically less complicated, solutions.
"Not simply an leisure yet a revelation … "— THE SPECTATOR.
"The most sensible miscellaneous selection of the sort …"— NATURE.

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