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Impossible Folding Puzzles and Other Mathematical Paradoxes (Dover Brain Games: Math Puzzles)

Impossible Folding Puzzles and Other Mathematical Paradoxes (Dover Brain Games: Math Puzzles)

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Publication Date: February 20th, 2014
Publisher:
Dover Publications
ISBN:
9780486493510
Pages:
112
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Description

Do all problems have solutions? Is complexity synonymous with difficulty? This original collection of mathematical puzzles and paradoxes proves that things aren't always what they seem Readers will discover that nothing is as easy or as difficult as it looks and that puzzles can have one, several, or no solutions.
The fun-filled puzzles begin with The Tricky Hole, a challenge that involves pushing a large coin through a small hole in a sheet of paper without ripping or making any cuts in the paper. Advance to the Elastic Playing Card, in which it's possible to cut a hole into a playing card big enough for someone to climb through. Other incredible puzzles include Elephants and Castles, Trianglized Kangaroo, Honest Dice and Logic Dice, Mind-reading Powers, and dozens more. Complete solutions explain the mathematical realities behind the fantastic-sounding challenges.