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By Elwyn R. Berlekamp, Tom Rodgers

ISBN-10: 156881075X

ISBN-13: 9781568810751

This quantity includes an imaginitive choice of items created in tribute to Martin Gardner. possibly most sensible identified for writing medical American's "Mathematical video games" column for years, Gardner used his own exuberance and fascination with puzzles and magic to attract quite a lot of readers right into a international of mathematical discovery. This tribute consequently comprises items as largely diverse as Gardner's personal pursuits, starting from limericks to long treatises, from mathematical magazine articles to private tales. This ebook makes a captivating and weird addition to any own library. chosen papers: - The Odyssey of the determine 8 Puzzle via Stewart Coffin - Block-Packing Jambalaya through invoice Cutler - O'Beirne's Hexiamond via Richard ok. man - Biblical Ladders through Donald E. Knuth - 3 Limericks: On house, Time and velocity by way of Tim Rowett.

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Divide an equilateral triangle into three contiguous regions of identical shape if (a) All three regions are the same size; (b) all three regions are of different size; (c) two of the regions are the same size and the third region is a different size. M16. Dissect a square into similar right triangles with legs in the ratio of 2 to 1 such that no two triangles are the same size. A solution with eight triangles is known. M17. You and two other people have numbers written on your foreheads. You are told that the three numbers are primes and that they form the sides of a triangle with prime perimeter.

Four men must cross a bridge. They all start on the same side and have 17 minutes to get across. It is night, and they need their one flashlight to guide them on any crossing. A maximum of two people can cross at one time. Each man walks at a different speed: A takes 1 minute to cross; B takes 2 minutes; C takes 5 minutes, and D takes 10 minutes. A pair must walk together at the rate of the slower man’s pace. Can all four men cross the bridge? If so, how? Try these other problems. (a) There are six men with crossing times of 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 9 minutes and they must cross in 31 minutes.

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