# Mathematical Puzzle Tales

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*Martin Gardner*

MAA Press: An Imprint of the American Mathematical Society

Martin Gardner is widely known for his writing
on recreational mathematics, not least for the myriad problems he has
devised over some 25 years for Scientific American. In this
book are 36 of his best brainteasers. These are not simply
cunning puzzles, but serve to illustrate the art of the mathematician
as problem solver, and their solution draws on ideas from topology,
probability, number theory, logic and beyond. Fully worked answers are
given, which, in turn, lead to additional problems for the reader. For
anybody who likes to solve mathematical problems, this book will be
both entertaining and a challenge.