By Henry E. Dudeney
Virtually each kind of mathematical or logical poser is incorporated during this impressive assortment — difficulties about the manipulation of numbers; unicursal and course difficulties; relocating counter puzzles; locomotion and velocity difficulties; measuring, weighing, and packing difficulties; clock puzzles; blend and staff difficulties. Greek go puzzles, difficulties related to the dissection or superimposition of airplane figures, issues and contours difficulties, joiner's difficulties, and crossing river difficulties significantly try the geometrical and topological mind's eye. Chessboard difficulties, concerning the dissection of the board or the situation or circulation 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 specific urbane wit and sense of paradox, and every is supplied with a clearly-written answer — 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 found new, awesome, and customarily easier, solutions.
"Not simply an leisure yet a revelation … "— THE SPECTATOR.
"The most sensible miscellaneous number of the sort …"— NATURE.
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