## ABSTRACT

Research in mathematics is much more than solving puzzles, but most people will agree that solving puzzles is not just fun: it helps focus the mind and increases one's armory of techniques for doing mathematics. ** Mathematical Puzzles** makes this connection explicit by isolating important mathematical methods, then using them to solve puzzles and prove a theorem.

Features

- A collection of the world’s best mathematical puzzles
- Each chapter features a technique for solving mathematical puzzles, examples, and finally a genuine theorem of mathematics that features that technique in its proof
- Puzzles that are entertaining, mystifying, paradoxical, and satisfying; they are not just exercises or contest problems.