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Cunning Combination Problems & Other Puzzles
By Ivan Moscovich

There's magic in these brainteasers. Most of them play variations on the magic square, among the oldest puzzles that exist. These cubes or other shapes are made up of groups of cells, each cell containing one of a set of numbers. The set generally corresponds with the number of cells, so, for example, a five-by-five magic square would contain numbers from 1 to 25. The trick: the sum of the numbers in any one row or column (and sometimes diagonal) must be the same. It's pure mathematical beauty. Examine and attempt to figure out the workings of a "diabolic" version created by Durer, an early variation by Lo-Shu, and variants that use colors, different shapes, and hinged tiles.

Paperback, 2005 , 128pages, very good condition Please click here to ask a question
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