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By Jennifer Beineke, Jason Rosenhouse, Raymond M. Smullyan

The heritage of arithmetic is full of significant breakthroughs as a result of recommendations to leisure difficulties. difficulties of curiosity to gamblers resulted in the fashionable idea of chance, for instance, and surreal numbers have been encouraged through the sport of cross. but in spite of such groundbreaking findings and a wealth of popular-level books exploring puzzles and brainteasers, examine in leisure arithmetic has usually been overlooked. The arithmetic of assorted pleasing matters brings jointly authors from quite a few specialties to offer attention-grabbing difficulties and options in leisure mathematics.

Contributors to the ebook express how refined arithmetic can assist build mazes that seem like recognized humans, how the research of crossword puzzles has a lot in universal with realizing epidemics, and the way the idea of electric circuits comes in handy in realizing the vintage Towers of Hanoi puzzle. the cardboard video game SET is expounded to the idea of error-correcting codes, and straightforward tic-tac-toe takes on a brand new lifestyles while performed on an affine airplane. Inspirations for the book's wealth of difficulties comprise board video games, card methods, faux cash, flexagons, pencil puzzles, poker, and quite a bit more.

Looking at a plethora of eclectic video games and puzzles, The arithmetic of varied exciting Subjects is bound to entertain, problem, and encourage educational mathematicians and avid math fanatics alike.

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