By Henry E. Dudeney

The legion of H. E. Dudeney lovers wishes no advent to the 1st American edition of this ceaselessly wonderful and instructive quantity of mathematical amusements. New readers will be extremely joyful with the 430 puzzles, difficulties, paradoxes, and brain-teasers provided by means of a grasp of mathematical ingenuity.
Virtually each kind of mathematical or logical poser is incorporated during this striking assortment — difficulties in regards to the manipulation of numbers; unicursal and path difficulties; relocating counter puzzles; locomotion and velocity difficulties; measuring, weighing, and packing difficulties; clock puzzles; mix and team difficulties. Greek move puzzles, difficulties regarding the dissection or superimposition of aircraft figures, issues and contours difficulties, joiner's difficulties, and crossing river difficulties seriously try out the geometrical and topological mind's eye. Chessboard difficulties, concerning the dissection of the board or the location or flow of items, age and kinship problems, algebraical and numerical difficulties, magic squares and strips, mazes, puzzle video games, and difficulties relating video games provides you with an unparalled chance to workout your logical, in addition to your mathematical agility.
Each challenge is gifted with Dudeney's  distinctive urbane wit and sense of paradox, and every is supplied with a clearly-written resolution — and infrequently with an fun and instructive dialogue of the way others attempted to assault it and failed. lots of the difficulties are unique creations — yet Dudeney has additionally integrated many age-old puzzlers for which he has came upon new, excellent, and typically easier, solutions.
"Not purely an enjoyment yet a revelation … "— THE SPECTATOR.
"The top miscellaneous number of the sort …"— NATURE.

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