Mathematics, Magic and Mystery

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Igal Meirovich, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 190 pages
Famed puzzle expert explains math behind a multitude of mystifying tricks: card tricks, stage "mind reading," coin and match tricks, counting out games, geometric dissections, etc. Probability, sets, theory of numbers clearly explained. Also, more than 400 tricks, guaranteed to work, that you can do. 135 illustrations.

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User Review  - MrJack - LibraryThing

I created Gardner's "Square Variation" (pp. 132-134) in wood and fooled many people with it. Four pieces of wood form a perfect 8x8 checkerboard square. Then the pieces are rearranged to make a 5x13 rectangle. When you do the math, there is an apparent gain in area of one square unit! Read full review

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