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Figures for fun : stories, puzzles, and conundrums

Author: I︠A︡ I Perelʹman
Publisher: Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, Inc., 2015.
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Give your mind a playful workout with this collection of more than 100 inventive puzzles. Finding the solutions requires only minimal mathematical knowledge and will test your imagination as well as your brainpower. The motley collection ranges from conundrums and mathematical stunts to practical situations involving counting and measuring. Chess problems, magic squares, and a host of other intriguing scenarios will  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Perelʹman, I︠A︡. I. (I︠A︡kov Isidorovich), 1882-1942.
Figures for fun.
Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, Inc., 2015
(DLC) 2014040410
(OCoLC)894128581
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: I︠A︡ I Perelʹman
ISBN: 9780486803456 0486803457
OCLC Number: 950884422
Notes: Originally published in English by: Moscow : Foreign Languages Pub. House, 1957.
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Brain-teasers for lunch --
Mathematics in games --
Another dozen puzzlers --
Counting --
Bafflers with numbers --
Number giants --
Without instruments of measurement --
Geometric brain-teasers --
The geometry of rain and snow --
Mathematics and the deluge --
Thirty different problems.
Other Titles: Zhivai︠a︡ matematika.
Responsibility: Yakov Perelman.
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Give your mind a playful workout with this collection of more than 100 inventive puzzles. Finding the solutions requires only minimal mathematical knowledge and will test your imagination as well as your brainpower. The motley collection ranges from conundrums and mathematical stunts to practical situations involving counting and measuring. Chess problems, magic squares, and a host of other intriguing scenarios will amuse and challenge puzzle enthusiasts and fans of recreational mathematics. Answers appear at the end of each chapter. These puzzles are the inventions of a gifted Soviet mathemati.

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