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Professor Hoffmann's Best Math and Logic Puzzles

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You invite a gentleman to stand in the middle of the room. Taking a piece of chalk, you undertake to draw round him a circle which he cannot jump out of. How is it to be done?

This riddle, "The Charmed Circle," is but one of dozens of antique treats from a classic collection of brainteasers. Professor Hoffmann published his great treasury of old and new puzzles in 1893. Since then, puzzle aficionados have reveled in the Victorian charm of the professor's challenges. This compilation features some of the most pleasantly perplexing highlights from the original edition — 158 puzzles in all, with complete solutions.

Four different kinds of puzzles include those involving arithmetic, a selection of word and letter puzzles, puzzles with counters, and "quibble" or "catch" puzzles, which rely upon a double meaning or a clever interpretation of the question — such as "The Charmed Circle," above, in which the triumphant puzzle-solver draws a chalk line around the subject's waist.

Synopsis:

These pleasantly perplexing highlights from the classic 1893 puzzle book abound in Victorian charm. They include both arithmetic problems and challenges involving words and letters. Complete solutions.

Synopsis:

Well known and much treasured among puzzle aficionados, Professor Hoffmann's 1893 collection of puzzles features both classic and new brainteasers. Including both arithmetic problems and challenges involving words and letters, these pleasantly perplexing highlights from the original edition abound in Victorian charm. Complete solutions for all 158 puzzles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486454740
Author:
Hoffmann, Louis
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Hoffmann
Subject:
Puzzles
Subject:
Recreations & Games
Subject:
Mathematical recreations
Subject:
Logic puzzles
Subject:
Games-General Puzzles
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Recreational Math
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.48 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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These pleasantly perplexing highlights from the classic 1893 puzzle book abound in Victorian charm. They include both arithmetic problems and challenges involving words and letters. Complete solutions.
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Well known and much treasured among puzzle aficionados, Professor Hoffmann's 1893 collection of puzzles features both classic and new brainteasers. Including both arithmetic problems and challenges involving words and letters, these pleasantly perplexing highlights from the original edition abound in Victorian charm. Complete solutions for all 158 puzzles.
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