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Can You Solve My Problems?: A casebook of ingenious, perplexing and totally satisfying puzzles by [Bellos, Alex]

Can You Solve My Problems?: A casebook of ingenious, perplexing and totally satisfying puzzles Kindle Edition

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Be warned, Alex Bellos's new book could put a strain on your personal life, particularly if you are willing to go through the joyful ordeal and gleeful torment of solving every single one of his 125 puzzles ... Can You Solve My Problems? is not just a random list of skull-warping brain-teasers, but rather a skilfully curated anthology of puzzles ... Excellent. (Simon Singh The Observer, Science and Nature Book of the Day)

Great fun. You can’t beat a good puzzle – but a lot of these beat me. Complied with a collector’s knowledge and a fan’s enthusiasm. (Charlie Higson)

A delightful book, filled with the perfect selection of puzzles. Alex Bellos is a wizard.

(Tim Harford Financial Times)

You, the magician, are blindfolded. You ask an audience member to put ten coins flat on the table in front of you, and to tell you how many of them are showing heads. You cannot see the coins, nor can you tell which way up they are by touching them. How do you separate the coins into two groups, such that each group has the same number of heads? How indeed. Alex Bellos is ideal for the uncle you’d give a sudoku compendium to, but want something a bit more original for this year. Great fun. (Tom Whipple The Times Books of the Year)

A sparkling romp through the world of numbers. Brilliant (Ian Stewart)

Superbly engrossing. (Sam Leith Spectator)

Fascinating reading ... an excellent book for encouraging mathematical exploration. (Nudge New Books)

A light-hearted exploration into the surprising world of mathematics… Bellos uses a curated set of 125 thought puzzles to underscore the approachability of mathematics, without hiding any of its complexity. The puzzles are organised into five broad conceptual categories, and interspersed with historical commentary … By weaving together the minds, cultures, and concepts that produced centuries of playful wonder, Bellos successfully brings an obscure corner of mathematics to life … [and] fixes himself into a millennia-long tradition of using mathematics to inspire and entertain. (+Plus Magazine)

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The bestselling author of Alex's Adventures in Numberland tells the story of the puzzle through 125 of the world's best brainteasers. Packed with eye-opening anecdotes, brain-stretching ideas and thoroughly addictive puzzles Can You Solve My Problems? will leave you wonderstruck

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 13847 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Guardian Faber Publishing; Main edition (1 Nov. 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01GF2U72W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 61 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #78,576 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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