Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles
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    Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles (English, Paperback, Martin Gardner)

    Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles  (English, Paperback, Martin Gardner)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Dover Publications
    • ISBN: 9780486252117, 0486252116
    • Edition: 1986
    • Pages: 112
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    Published in the year 1986, Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles is a book that provides its readers with a number of puzzles to help them better themselves in the subject.

    Summary Of The Book

    Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles, as the name suggests, is a book that keeps its readers amused while providing them with insight into several mathematical concepts. Through the course of this book, readers are provided puzzles that are based on different aspects of mathematics, which include topology, solid geometry, probability, and speed. At the beginning of each section in this book, the readers are provided with certain guidelines highlighting the skill needed to solve the particular problem. The author also provides the readers with information regarding the usefulness of a particular mathematical concept.

    In total, this book contains 10 chapters. The chapters include Topology Puzzles, Probability Puzzles, Game Puzzles, Tricky Puzzles, Miscellaneous Puzzles, Money Puzzles, Speed Puzzles, Solid Geometry Puzzles, and Arithmetic Puzzles. All these chapters mentioned above come with 4 or 5 puzzles, which test the skills of the reader in that particular area. Individuals who are not able to solve these problems can easily refer to the answers as they are provided with the book, along with a detailed explanation. A few of the puzzles are The Silver Bar, The Colored Socks, Low Finance, Pick Your Pay, No Change, Round Trip, Corner to Corner, The Hindu and the Cat, Under the Band, and The Painted Cubes.

    Individuals with elementary understanding of the subject will be able to solve the puzzles present in this book. The readers are also provided with a number of black-and-white illustrations that support the explanation and puzzles present in the book.

    About Martin Gardner

    Martin Gardner was a well-known author, science writer and mathematician. Apart from this book, Gardner has written a number of other books, and some of them include Match-ic, Cut the Cards, Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery, Never Make Fun of a Turtle, My Son, Aha! Insight, Logic Machines And Diagrams, Visitors From Oz and Relativity For The Million.

    Gardner was born on the 21st of October, 1914, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He completed his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago, majoring in Philosophy. During the Second World War, he also served in the U.S. Navy for a period of four years. 

    Gardner used to contribute regularly to the Scientific American magazine in the Mathematical Games column from the year 1956 to 1981. He also contributed to the Notes Of A Fringe-Watcher column from the year 1983 to 2002, in Skeptical Inquirer. He has published over 100 books. Gardner passed away on the 22nd of May, 2010, in Norman, Oklahoma at the age of 95.

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    Book Details
    • Publication Year
      • 1986 October
    Contributors
    • Author
      • Martin Gardner
    Series & Set Details
    • Series Name
      • Dover Recreational Math
    Dimensions
    • Width
      • 5.23
    • Height
      • 8.5
    • Depth
      • 0.23
    • Weight
      • 136 g
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    Good exercise for your brain & it's fun

    Each puzzle is fun and requires logical thinking to solve it. Best thing is answers are given, so in case you want to verify your answer or you are stuck, you can have the solution and understand it thoroughly-that is also a fun part.

    And it makes lunch and dinner with friends interesting, I discuss this puzzles with them and it makes them even more excited after solving it :)

    I was just going through a biography of a renowned computer scientist-Robert Tarjan. And it seems He became interes...
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    Krunal Modi

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    More of a riddle book than a puzzle book

    If you are looking for a book suitable for a competitive exam or you really want to tease your brain, then this book is NOT for you. The puzzles in this book are more like riddles which are actually not even worth reading.

    If you are the kind of person who's just stepped into the world of mathematics and are just about competent with basic mathematical operations then by all means go ahead and buy this.

    I was actually told not to buy this and was recommended Puzzles and Teasers by George S...
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    Chirag K C

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    Good Average to difficult but majority moderate Puzzles

    Puzzles are solvable and some beautiful tricks. Good ones to solve but some are very difficult ones but majority can be solved with some effort on your part. Be patient and patient.
    Its a good puzzle book for anyone interested in math problems and good logical deduction techniques. It has a flair to entertain anyone who has time and patience to solve the problems but make sure you complete the whole book. Enjoy and happy reading ..
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