ISBN: 9781615193882
Published: March 21, 2017
Price: $15.95 US
Paperback: 352 pages
Subject: Creativity
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Can You Solve My Problems?
Ingenious, Perplexing, and Totally Satisfying Math and Logic Puzzles
 

Puzzle lovers, rejoice!

Bestselling math writer Alex Bellos has a challenge for you: 125 of the world’s best brainteasers from the last two millennia.

Armed with logic alone, you’ll detect counterfeit coins, navigate river crossings, and untangle family trees. Then—with just a dash of high school math—you’ll tie a rope around the Earth, match wits with a cryptic wizard, and use four 4s to create every number from 1 to 50. (It can be done!)

The ultimate casebook for daring puzzlers, Can You Solve My Problems? also tells the story of the puzzle—from ancient China to Victorian England to modern-day Japan. Grab your pencil and get puzzling!

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Click to downloadIf you purchased the ebook, please download this PDF of puzzle images you may wish to print out.“Think of the best storyteller you know and the coolest teacher you ever had, and now you’ve got some idea of what Alex Bellos is like.”
Steven Strogatz, author of The Joy of x

Alex Bellos’ bestselling popular math books have been translated into more than 20 languages. He writes about math for the Guardian and frequently speaks at conferences, in schools, and beyond. The Association of British Science Writers named his blog the Best Science Blog of 2016. Bellos is also the coauthor of two math coloring books with Edmund Harriss and the inventor of LOOP, an elliptical pool table.


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