## Riddles in mathematics: a book of paradoxesPresents over two hundred brain-teasers drawn from arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus. |

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#### Review: Riddles in Mathematics

User Review - Robin Gilbert - GoodreadsPacked with wonderful, unbelievable but always thought provoking ideas this 66 year old book (first published in 1944) is by far the best and most inspiring I've read in this genre. I'm already working on turning the small section on the ancient game of 'hex' into a Java applet. Read full review

#### Review: Riddles in Mathematics

User Review - GoodreadsPacked with wonderful, unbelievable but always thought provoking ideas this 66 year old book (first published in 1944) is by far the best and most inspiring I've read in this genre. I'm already working on turning the small section on the ancient game of 'hex' into a Java applet. Read full review

### Contents

A Few Simple BrainTeasers | 8 |

The Mighty Midget 2 and Other Miracles | 24 |

Now You See ItNow You Dont | 47 |

Copyright | |

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