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Cunning Combination Problems & Other Puzzles
     

Cunning Combination Problems & Other Puzzles

by Ivan Moscovich
 

There's magic in these brainteasers. Most of them play variations on the magic square, among the oldest puzzles that exist. These cubes or other shapes are made up of groups of cells, each cell containing one of a set of numbers. The set generally corresponds with the number of cells, so, for example, a five-by-five magic square would contain numbers from 1 to 25.

Overview

There's magic in these brainteasers. Most of them play variations on the magic square, among the oldest puzzles that exist. These cubes or other shapes are made up of groups of cells, each cell containing one of a set of numbers. The set generally corresponds with the number of cells, so, for example, a five-by-five magic square would contain numbers from 1 to 25. The trick: the sum of the numbers in any one row or column (and sometimes diagonal) must be the same. It's pure mathematical beauty. Examine and attempt to figure out the workings of a "diabolic" version created by Dürer, an early variation by Lo-Shu, and variants that use colors, different shapes, and hinged tiles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402723469
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Series:
Mastermind Collection Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.98(w) x 9.94(h) x 0.33(d)

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