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Author:Torsten Sillke
Description: A collection of puzzles statements, with references, on a variety of topics: operations research, such as crossing the bridge; logic, including liars and truth tellers, mastermind, and age problems; lateral thinking, also known as "situation puzzles"; probability, with a generalization and approximation of the birthday problem; counting; arithmetic and analysis; floor and ceiling; whole number; mechanical; packing, covering and dissecting; geometry, featuring several "bamboozlement" puzzles; topology, including Sam Lloyd's "magic holetite pencil," which gave rise to the expression "to buttonhole someone"; information, including weighting problems; combinatorics; and algebra.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Problems/Puzzles, Bibliographies
Math Topics: Basic Algebra, Analysis, Arithmetic/Early Math, Algorithms, Geometry, Logic/Foundations, Operations Research, Probability, Topology, Cryptography

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