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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Can a Christian escape from a lion? How quickly can a rumor spread? Can you
fool an airline into accepting oversize baggage? Recreational mathematics is
full of frivolous questions where the mathematician's art can be brought to
bear. But play often has a purpose. In mathematics, it can sharpen skills,
provide amusement, or simply surprise, and books of problems have been the
stock-in-trade of mathematicians for centuries. This collection is designed to
be sipped from, rather than consumed in one sitting. The questions range in
difficulty: the most challenging offer a glimpse of deep results that engage
mathematicians today; even the easiest prompt readers to think about
mathematics. All come with solutions, many with hints, and most with
illustrations. Whether you are an expert, or a beginner or an amateur
mathematician, this book will delight for a lifetime.