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Re: math and literature
Posted:
Jun 20, 1997 4:39 AM


R. Smullyan, The Riddle of Sheherazade, and Other Amazing Puzzles, Ancient & Modern, Knopf, NY. ISBN 0679446346, 1997, List Price $22 US
The book consists of 225 fiendishly clever puzzles. Many involve both logic and elementary mathematics.
Han Sah, sah@math.sunysb.edu
P.S. Some of the stories may not be politically correct because they are told in the time frame of Scheherazade and what is acceptable in one culture might not be acceptable in another and vice versa. Nevertheless, one can easily turn some of these into short lessons on *tolerance*.



