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By Henry E. Dudeney
Virtually each type of mathematical or logical poser is incorporated during this striking assortment — difficulties in regards to the manipulation of numbers; unicursal and direction difficulties; relocating counter puzzles; locomotion and velocity difficulties; measuring, weighing, and packing difficulties; clock puzzles; mixture and staff difficulties. Greek pass puzzles, difficulties regarding the dissection or superimposition of aircraft figures, issues and features difficulties, joiner's difficulties, and crossing river difficulties seriously attempt the geometrical and topological mind's eye. Chessboard difficulties, related to the dissection of the board or the situation or circulation of items, age and kinship problems, algebraical and numerical difficulties, magic squares and strips, mazes, puzzle video games, and difficulties bearing on video games offers you an unparalled chance to workout your logical, in addition to your mathematical agility.
Each challenge is gifted with Dudeney's special urbane wit and sense of paradox, and every is supplied with a clearly-written resolution — and infrequently with an a laugh and instructive dialogue of the way others attempted to assault it and failed. many of the difficulties are unique creations — yet Dudeney has additionally integrated many age-old puzzlers for which he has chanced on new, striking, and typically less complicated, solutions.
"Not basically an enjoyment yet a revelation … "— THE SPECTATOR.
"The most sensible miscellaneous selection of the sort …"— NATURE.
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Weight. This is perfectly transparent, yet has sufficient body not to be effected by the adhesive. Alternatively, you can make a rubbing of your drawing before you pin it down, and mark your frame from a template instead of cutting to the line on the paper. To make thi~ rubbing, lay your drawing face down on a piece of white card, then with a sharp pencil go over the lines seen through the paper, which when removed will have left 88 PLANK-ON-FRAME MODELS a copy on the card. The "rough" can then be built on the original drawing and the card cut out to form a template from which the finished shape of the frame is marked.
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Amusements in mathematics by Henry E. Dudeney