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The following couple of verses would be familiar to those who know the nursery rhyme As I was Going to St. Ives. As I was going to Handover Fists I met a man with seven wrists. The seven wrists had … Continue reading
It was said that when mathematician and philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) was at a dinner party, he stated that “it is useless talking about inconsistent things, from an inconsistent proposition you can prove anything you like.” This can be illustrated … Continue reading
Here is a very simple match puzzle. Move just a single match to form a perfect square. This is indeed an easy puzzle. However, there are two ways to solve this and the solution depends on who’s solving the puzzle.
Draw two straight lines across the face of the clock in such a way so that the sum of the numbers in every section are the same.
When I was a boy, my grandfather used to give me puzzles for me to solve. The following puzzle is one of them. A magic square is an arrangement of numbers from 1 to n2 in an n2 matrix in … Continue reading
The following is a simple activity for learning a simple number theory concept. This is based on the procedure described by Martin Gardner in Time Travel and Other Mathematical Bewilderments (1988). All you need for this is a pack of cards. … Continue reading