# Cunning Combination Problems & Other Puzzles

### 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 ...

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### 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 DÃ¼rer, 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: 12/1/2005
• Series: Mastermind Collection Series
• Pages: 128
• Product dimensions: 7.98 (w) x 9.94 (h) x 0.33 (d)

 Lo-Shu 6 Magic Square of Order 4 7 Magic Square of Durer 8 Melancholia Strips 9 Hinged Magic Square 10 Baker's Square 11 Triomino Grid 12 Magic Square of Order 6 13 Magic Square of Order 8 13 Mirrors of Archimedes 14 Mirror Path 15 Match Light 16 Corner Mirror 17 Curved Mirrors 17 Magic Latin Squares of Order 3 19 Magic Latin Squares of Order 4 20 Magic Diagonal Latin Squares of Order 5 21 Magic Latin Square of Order 6 21 Magic Latin Square of Order 7 22 Magic Wheels 1 23 Magic Wheels 2 24 Anti-Magic Square of Order 3 26 Magic Hexagons 27 Mathemagic Honeycomb 1 and 2 28 Magic Pentagram 29 Magic Hexagram 29 Magic Heptagonal Star 30 Magic Octagonal Star 30 Magic Cube 31 Magic Hexagram 32 Square Dissections 33 Chessboards and Dominoes 34 Six-Color Star 35 Mirror Tangrams 36 Domino Covering 1 38 Domino Covering 2 39 Consecutive Polyomino Square 1 40 Consecutive Polyomino Square 2 41 Mirror Lines 1 42 Mirror Lines 2 43 Mirage 44 Dodecagon Patterns 45 Color Domino Magic Square 46 Color Domino Ring 46 Color Matador-Solitaire Puzzle 47 Color Matador-Competition Game 47 Color Dominoes 48 Color Dominoes Game 49 Color Domino Strips 50 A Piece of Cake 51 Domino Layouts 52 Mirrors at an Angle 53 Pie Dominoes 54 Pie Dominoes Gameboard 55 Color Squares of MacMahon 57 Color Squares of MacMahon Game 58 Color Zigzag 59 Color Triangles of MacMahon 60 The Butterfly Puzzle 61 The Hexagon Puzzle 61 Block Numbers 62 Color Square Patterns 63 Quadrangle Mangle 64 Block Shock 65 Hexagon Sense-a-Gone 66 Cover-Up Game 67 Cover-Up for One 67 Match Blocks 68 Heptagon Coloring Game 69 Coloring Hexagons Puzzle 1 70 Coloring Hexagons Puzzle 2 71 Color Strips Puzzle 1 72 Color Strips Puzzle 2 73 Color Strips Puzzle 3 74 Color Strips Puzzle 4 75 Decanting Puzzle 1 76 Decanting Puzzle 2 77 Octagon Coloring 78 Laser Beam 79 Comball 1 81 Comball 2 82 Comball 3 83 Ladybugs on Flowers 84 Bee Love 85 The Love Cubes Problem 86 Thirty Color Cubes 88 Big Brother Cubes 90 Linear Cubes 91 Polyaboloes 92 Pentagor 93 Polyform Square 1 94 Polyform Square 2 95 Arrow Wheels 96 Dancing Competition 97 Answers 98

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