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The Bogotá Puzzles (Dover Puzzle Books: Math Puzzles)

The Bogotá Puzzles (Dover Puzzle Books: Math Puzzles)

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Publication Date: October 14th, 2020
Publisher:
Dover Publications
ISBN:
9780486842417
Pages:
128
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Description

Calculate the number of a neighbor's grandchildren based on their ages, figure out the denominations of a government's postage stamps, swap the positions of two chess pieces in the least number of moves, and solve other intriguing puzzles with this captivating compendium.
Inspired by such illustrious collections as the The Canterbury Puzzles, The Moscow Puzzles, and The Tokyo Puzzles, Colombian mathematician and professor Bernardo Recam n assembled these 80 brainteasers, which he acquired while living and working in Bogot . Recam n's colleagues, students, friends, and acquaintances contributed to this stimulating potpourri of word problems, sudoku-style challenges, and other math-based diversions. Complete solutions appear at the end.

About the Author

Colombian mathematician and professor Bernardo Recamán teaches students of all ages, from preschool to university. A devotee of Martin Gardner's books, he is a firm believer in the power of recreational mathematics to illuminate classroom teaching.