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By Henry E. Dudeney, Martin Gardner

For 2 a long time, self-taught mathematician Henry E. Dudeney wrote a puzzle web page, "Perplexities," for The Strand Magazine. Martin Gardner, longtime editor of Scientific American's mathematical video games column, hailed Dudeney as "England's maximum maker of puzzles," unsurpassed within the volume and caliber of his innovations. This compilation of Dudeney's long-inaccessible demanding situations attests to the puzzle-maker's present for growing witty and compelling conundrums.
This treasury of interesting puzzles starts with a variety of arithmetical and algebraical difficulties, together with demanding situations regarding cash, time, velocity, and distance. Geometrical difficulties stick with, in addition to combinatorial and topological difficulties that characteristic magic squares and stars, path and community puzzles, and map coloring puzzles. the gathering concludes with a sequence of video game, domino, fit, and unclassified puzzles. strategies for all 536 difficulties are incorporated, and captivating drawings liven up the booklet.

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