Crimes and mathdemeanors

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A.K. Peters, 2007 - Fiction - 196 pages
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A collection of short detective stories, providing an exciting new challenge for young adults who have graduated beyond the ever-popular Encyclopedia Brown mysteries series, and are interested in applying high school level mathematics and physics to solve problems. The main character, Ravi, is a 14-year-old math genius who helps the local police solve cases. Each chapter is a detective story with a mathematical puzzle at its core that Ravi is able to solve; the author invites the reader to solve the case on his or her own and then explains the mathematics used to find the solution to the puzzle.

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Contents

The Watermelon Swindle
21
Basketball Intrigue
39
The Moon Rock
55
Copyright

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Leith Hathout, an accomplished young mathematician and a mystery enthusiast, is a high school student in California. He began participating in national mathematics competitions at the age of 9, eventually winning several awards at the national level and achieving a perfect score on the California Math League exam.Outside of his studies, he excels at playing SET and is a nationally ranked foil fencer.

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