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Mathematical Brain-Teasers

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A book by James A. H. Hunter

tantalizing teasers including coin and change problems, relative ages, time and distance, and 40 alphametics—innovative letter substitutions. Solutions.

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Author: James A. H. Hunter
Publisher: Dover Publications
1 review about Mathematical Brain-Teasers

A collection of puzzles with style

  • Jul 4, 2000
Puzzles are a pleasant affliction of mine, and I am always searching out new ones to tackle. When I first read this book almost twenty years ago, I walked through all of the problems, solving most of them fairly quickly after the words were translated into the equivalent algebraic equation. However, the algebra part of the solution is not the most pleasant part of solving a puzzle. What makes a puzzle most attractive is the quality of the prose used in the description, and most of these are quite good. Some are written in the form of limericks or rhyme, which makes them as fun to read as they are to solve. When reading the book again in preparation for this review, I enjoyed the problems as much as I did the first time.
If you are a fan of puzzles with style, then you will truly enjoy this book. I will no doubt read it again in another twenty years.

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