Hard-To-Solve Brainteasers

Hard-To-Solve Brainteasers

by Jaime Poniachik, Lea Poniachik
     
 

Don't try too hard. That's the secret. The solutions to these tantalizing teasers take common sense, not great knowledge of deep subjects. So relax, have fun, and wait for the answers to bob to the surface. Along the way you'll meet a strange collection of humanity: the harem of the Great Tamerlane; Englishmen stranded on a desert island; the twins Peter and Paul,…  See more details below

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Don't try too hard. That's the secret. The solutions to these tantalizing teasers take common sense, not great knowledge of deep subjects. So relax, have fun, and wait for the answers to bob to the surface. Along the way you'll meet a strange collection of humanity: the harem of the Great Tamerlane; Englishmen stranded on a desert island; the twins Peter and Paul, one of whom always tells the truth and one who always lies (you figure out who's lying when one of them answers one question with one word). Solve a murder on a train as four fellow passengers speak only one sentence each. Try this short teaser: The month begins on a Friday and ends on a Friday, too. What month is it? Win bets by shifting coins from one design to another with the fewest moves. Guess your beautiful math teacher's zodiac sign. Take on the fiendishly frustrating Hidden Words and Secret Numbers, and play dominos with no dots. Hints and clues are available along the way, and so are the answers if you try too hard and simply have to have them. 96 pages, 60 b/w illus., 5 3/8 x 8 1/4.

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Children's Literature
This official American Mensa puzzle book invites readers to put on their thinking caps and solve more than eighty challenging brainteasers. A little common sense and logical thinking skills will go a long way in helping interested cogitators solve this collection of word and math problems, pattern activities, visual challenges, domino games, hidden word and secret number puzzles, and much more. The authors provide puzzles, illustrations, diagrams, hints, answers, and an index. Perfect for individuals or small groups, these puzzles and games offer a great opportunity for thinkers to flex their brain muscles and polish up several critical thinking skills, such as problem solving and deductive thinking. Fans of brainteaser books will enjoy this unique volume, which is bursting with all kinds of tantalizing mind benders. 1998, Sterling Publishing,
— Debra Briatico

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806961538
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Series:
Mensa Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 10.96(h) x 0.30(d)

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