Which Way Did the Bicycle Go?

Which Way Did the Bicycle Go?

And Other Intriguing Mathematical Mysteries

Book - 1996
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This book contains the best problems selected from over 25 years of the Problem of the Week at Macalester College. This collection will give students, teachers, and university professors a chance to experience the pleasure of wrestling with some beautiful problems of elementary mathematics. Readers can compare their sleuthing talents with those of Sherlock Holmes, who made a bad mistake regarding the first problem in the collection: Determine the direction of travel of a bicycle that has left its tracks in a patch of mud. The collection contains a variety of other unusual and interesting problems in geometry, algebra, combinatorics, and number theory. For example, if a pizza is sliced into eight 45-degree wedges meeting at a point other than the center of the pizza, and two people eat alternating wedges, will they get equal amounts of pizza? Or: Is an advertiser's claim that a certain unusual combination lock allows thousands of combinations justified? Complete solutions to the 191 problems are included with problem variations and topics for investigation.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Mathematical Association of America, c1996.
ISBN: 9780883853252
0883853256
Branch Call Number: 510.76 Ko
Characteristics: xv, 235 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Wagon, S.
Velleman, Daniel J.

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