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By Brian Bolt

ISBN-10: 0511414994

ISBN-13: 9780511414992

ISBN-10: 0521377439

ISBN-13: 9780521377430

This publication follows the winning remarkable Mathematical enjoyment Arcade by means of an identical writer. It incorporates a extra 128 puzzles and video games designed to problem humans of every age. the themes diversity from matchsticks and cash to chocolate manufacture and expeditions throughout Dartmoor. the second one a part of the publication incorporates a remark giving tricks and ideas.

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31 61 Quadreels A quadrille is a dance for four couples. Quadreels is a spatial game for a couple to play involving sets of four cotton reels. It is in fact a three-dimensional version of the popular game Connect Four. Before playing the game you will need to construct the playing frame and collect a number of cotton reels. The playing frame consists of a square base board say 15 cm by 15 cm, in which are inserted 16 dowel rods in a 4 x 4 square array (see the diagram). The diameter of the dowel should be about 4 to 5 mm so that a cotton reel can slide down it easily.

66 Divisibility Can you arrange the digits 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 in an order so that: the number formed by the first two digits is divisible by 2 the number formed by the first three digits is divisible by 3 the number formed by the first four digits is divisible by 4 and so on up to nine digits? The order 1 2 3 6 5 4 9 8 7 looks promising as 1 2 is divisible 1 2 3 is divisible 1 2 3 6 is divisible 1 2 3 6 5 is divisible 1 2 3 6 5 4 is divisible by 2 by 3 by 4 by 5 by 6 Unfortunately 1 2 3 6 5 4 9 is not divisible by 7.

5m 2m Unfortunately the piece of material was in the form of a 2 m x 5 m rectangle and her table was 3 m square. She bought it however having decided that the area was more than enough to cover the table. When she got home however she decided she had been a fool because she couldn't see how to cut up the material to make a square. But just as she despaired she had a brainwave, and with 3 straight cuts, in no time at all, she had 5 pieces which fitted neatly together in a symmetric pattern to form a square using all the material.

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