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Title:
Puzzles, mazes, and numbers
Author:
Snape, Charles.
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Publication Information:
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780521465007
Format :
Book

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Central Library QA95 .S519 1995 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

Summary

This book consists of most of the material from How puzzling, How amazing and How many? by the same authors. It contains fascinating information about numbers and mazes, both historical and modern, with a large number of puzzles, problems and investigational activities. There are solutions and hints to some of the problems at the end of the book.


Table of Contents

One, two and many
Papyrus puzzle
Theseus and the minotaur
Church mazes
Crossing the river
Hindu number system
Curiouser and curiouser
Sam Loyd
Henry Ernest Dudeney
Puzzling reality
Moving
Really big numbers
Base two
Problems of Babylon
Puzzling paths
Chessboard pieces
Problem pieces
Weights and measures
Pythagorean triples and triangles
Counting on
Networks
Letters for Greeks
The Chinese triangle
Inside or outside
Ways with numbers
Paradoxes
Diophantine problems
Diophantine day
A page of pi
Inventing mazes
Arabian mathematics
How many ways?
Strings and knots
The mathematical mansion
Why do they work?
Number shapes
Celtic knots
Colourful puzzles
Cryptarithms
Chinese puzzle
Paths and points
Further ways
Puzzle mazes
Calculate it!
Three in a row
Island routes
Curious squares
Number patterns
Miz mazes
The Maya
Liars, hats and logic
Puzzle your way in
Hedge mazes
Terces pot
Problems with primes
Adventure maze
Sets and spots
Puzzling cubes
On average
Maze games
More puzzling mazes
The path to infinity
Solutions and hints
A page of numbers

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