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Subj:     Math4c-Supp2 - Puzzles And Problems
                 (Includes 45 jokes and articles, 03711n,44,cf,md4v,66)
 

 


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Includes the following:  Math Prob. - Find A Four-Digit Integer II (S652)
.........................Math Prob. - Cheap Sheep...Bleat! (S651)
.........................Math Prob. - Safe Safe (S650)
.........................Math Prob. - Inflationary Sequence (S649)
.........................Math Prob. - Circle Inscribed In Triangle (S648)
.........................Math Prob. - Jack And Jill (S647)
.........................Math Prob. - Agnes Comic Strip (S647)
.........................Math Prob. - Eight Gallons Of Wine (S646)
.........................Math Prob. - Square And Round Pans (S645)
.........................Math Prob. - A Power-Full Problem (S644)
.........................Math Prob. - The Miser's Puzzle (S644)
.........................Math Prob. - Jack Sprat And His Wife (S643)
.........................Math Prob. - The Ferry Boat Problem (S642)
.........................Math Prob. - Find A Number II (S641)
.........................Math Prob. - The Five Newsboys (S641)
.........................Math Prob. - What Number Am I? (S640)
.........................Math Prob. - Conscientious Milkman (S639)
.........................Math Prob. - The Price Of Eggs (S638)
.........................Math Prob. - Butcher Boy (S636)
.........................Math Prob. - Three Equal Digits (S634)
.........................Math Prob. - Six Hats (S634)
.........................Math Prob. - Alphabetical Order (S633)
.........................Math Prob. - A Thousand Silver Dollars (S631)
.........................Math Prob. - Chocolate Bars And Cups (S630)
.........................Math Prob. - Ali Baba And The Thieves (S629)
.........................Math Prob. - Digging A Hole (S628)
.........................Math Prob. - Annual Picnic (S627)
.........................Math Prob. - 100 Coins (S626c)
.........................Math Prob. - Multiplication Problem (S624c)
.........................LOGIC PROB. - A Question Of Time (S646)
.........................LOGIC PROB. - Chiming Clock (S642)
.........................LOGIC PROB. - Coiled Sentence (S627)
.........................LOGIC PROB. - New York Geography (S626)
.........................Puzzle - The Scholar's Puzzle (S645)
.........................Puzzle - Rip Van Winkle Puzzle (S640)
.........................Puzzle - The Gordian Knot (S637)
.........................Puzzle - The Chinese Puzzle (S635)
.........................Puzzle - The Cheese Problem (S633)
.........................Puzzle - The Chinese Cash Puzzle (S632)
.........................Puzzle - Fighting Fishes Of Siam (S631)
.........................Puzzle - The Merchant Of Bagdad (S629)
.........................Puzzle - The Convent Problem (S628)
.........................Puzzle - Puzzling Scales III (S626)
.........................Puzzle - Cutting Two Equal Pieces (S625)
.........................Puzzle - The Moon Problem (S624)

The MATH1file are nonmathematical math jokes
    MATH2 file are mathematical jokes
    Math3 file contains tests, and formulas
    Math4 file contains problems
    Math5 file contains quotes
    MATH6file contains lymerics, short jokes, stories, and Q-A.

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Subj:     Math Prob. - Find A Four-Digit Integer II (S652)
          From: The Puzzlet Page on 7/9/2009
Drawing from Valdosta State University
 Source: http://www.puzzlet.co.uk/Puzzlets/Puzzlet_001.html

 Find a 4-digit integer has the following properties:
    The sum of its first and third digits equals
       the sum of the other digits.
    The product of its first and last digits is ten times
       greater than the product of the remaining digits.
    The sum of the first two digits is only half
       the sum of the last two digits.

 What is the integer?  Is there more than one answer?
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Subj:    Math Prob. - Cheap Sheep...Bleat! (S651)
         From: MathNexus.wwu.edu on 2/15/2009
Drawing from MathNexus...
 Source: http://mathnexus.wwu.edu/Archive/problem/detail.asp?ID=154

 A brother and a sister inherited a herd of sheep.  They
 sold all of them, receiving for each sheep the same
 number of dollars as there were sheep in the herd.

 The money was given to them in $10 bills except for
 an excess, less than $10, that was in silver dollars.
 They divided the bills between them by placing them
 on a table and alternately taking a bill until there
 was none left.

 "It isn't fair," complained the sister. "You drew
 first and you also took the last bill, so you got
 $10 more than I did."

 To even things up partially, the brother gave his
 sister all of the silver dollars, but she was still
 not satisfied. "You gave me less than $10," she argued.
 "You still owe me some money."

 "True," said the brother. "Suppose I write you a check
 that will make the total amounts we each end up with
 exactly the same."

 This he did. What was the value of the check?

 Source: A. N. Myous Student
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Drawing from tom on 8/21/09
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 Hint: Suppose there were n sheep...then the total amount
 received is....

 And be careful in the very last step.
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Subj:     Math Prob. - Safe Safe (S650)
          From: MathNexus.wwu.edu on 3/15/2009
Drawing from MathNexus
 Source: http://mathnexus.wwu.edu/Archive/problem/detail.asp?ID=143

 To open a safe, Stu Dent knows that the combination is three
 single digits (0 - 9).  For example, the digits 5-4-9 formed
 his old combination... that is until his clever sister Pepso
 Dent rekeyed the safe to a new combination.

 But Pepso did leave the cryptic message: "To brother Stu who
 acts so wise!... The new combination is the last three digits
 of 

 Stu Dent asks for your help...What is the new combination?

 Source: Adapted from D. Piele's 7th International Computer
 Problem Solving Contest, 1987

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 Hint: You could try every one of the 10x10x10 possible
 combinations, but that would be no fun and take a lot
 of time.

 Look for possible patterns in powers of 9...
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Subj:    Math Prob. - Inflationary Sequence (S649)
         From: MathNexus.wwu.edu on 5/17/2009
Drawing from MathNexus...
 Source: http://mathnexus.wwu.edu/Archive/problem/detail.asp?ID=166

 At a mathematics conference recently, I picked up an
 interesting problems from one of the speakers (C.B., CWU).

 Problem: How many positive integers have the property
 that their digits increase as read from left to right?
 Some examples of such numbers are 19 or 356 or 12,679.
 

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 Hint: Some possibilities:

 Can any digits repeat?

 Try a smaller case...Say using the digits 1-5..., is
 there a pattern involved?

 Find an "intuitive" straight-forward way to solve the
 problem of all numbers less than a billion.
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Subj:     Math Prob. - Circle Inscribed In Triangle (S650)
          From: MathNexus.wwu.edu
          on 5/24/2009
 Source: http://mathnexus.wwu.edu/Archive/problem/detail.asp?ID=167

 The perimeter of a right triangle is 324 cm and its
 hypotenuse is 135 cm.  Find the radius of the circle
 that can be inscribed in the triangle.

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Subj:     Math Prob. - Jack And Jill (S647)
          From the book
            "More Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd"
          Edited by Martin Gardner
          From: Dover Publications in 1960 (cf,md4,2)

Drawing from Apple4TheTeacher.com

 Jack and Jill went up the hill,
   To fetch a pail of water;
 Jack fell down, and broke his crown,
   And Jill came tumbling after.

 Then up Jack got and off did trot,
   As fast as he could caper,
 To old Dame Dob, who patched his nob
   With vinegar and brown paper.
 

 How long did it take Jack to run the full half mile?
 To see the math problem's detailed description, and
 solution, click ..
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Subj:     Math Prob. - Agnes Comic Strip (S647)
          by Tony Cochran
          From: Creators.com on 6/1/2009
Source: http://www.creators.com/today-comics.html
 

 Recently the Agness comic strip put a math problem in their
 cute strip.  Below is the problem.
 
 
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Subj:     Math Prob. - Eight Gallons Of Wine (S646)
          From: MathNexus.wwu.edu on 5/30/2009
Drawing from MathNexsus.wwu.edu
 Source: http://mathnexus.wwu.edu/Archive/oldie/detail.asp?ID=158

 Two men purchased an 8-gallon cask of wine, and desired
 to divide it equally; but they had only two measures
 wherewith to do so, a 5-gallon measure and a 3-gallon
 measure.  How can they perform the division?

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Subj:     Math Prob. - Square And Round Pans (S645)
          From: MathNexus.wwu.edu on 5/13/2009
Source: http://mathnexus.wwu.edu/Archive/problem/detail.asp?ID=160
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 Consider this claim called "Pan Arithmetic," taken from a
 cookbook found in a "free" box: An 8" square pan holds one
 cup more than an 8" round one.

 If the depth is the same, a square pan holds the same amount
 as a round one measuring 1 inch more across.  For example,
 an 8" square pan holds the same amount as a 9" round one.

 Question 1: Why is the first statement quite incorrect....
 Hint: Should it matter what the depth of the pan is?

 Question 2: For the second claim, what is the value of pi
 being used to make this equality "work"?

 Question 3: For what sizes of pans is this estimate good?
 Turns out for a square 8" pan, the estimate of a 9" circle
 is very close.

 Source: Polly Clingerman's The Kitchen Companion, 1994, p. 57

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 Hint: Set up equations for area of each pan....and ask,
 does the depth of the pan matter?
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Subj:    Math Prob. - A Power-Full Problem (S644)
         From: MathNexus.wwu.edu on 5/13/2009
Drawing from CarsCarsCars...
 Source: http://mathnexus.wwu.edu/Archive/problem/detail.asp?ID=164

 At a mathematics conference recently, I picked up an
 interesting problems from one of the speakers (C.B., CWU).

 Problem: Evaluate 100² - 99² + 98² - 97² + 96² - 95² +...+ 2² - 1²

 The problem brought back memories of when I once asked
 students to solve the following: (A-X)(B-X)(C-X)(D-X)....(Y-X)(Z-X)!

 Hint: What algebraic technique begs to be applied? Don't use a calculator.
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Subj:     Math Prob. - The Miser's Puzzle (S644)
          From the book
            "More Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd"
          Edited by Martin Gardner
          From: Dover Publications in 1960 (cf,md4,2)

 What is the least amount of money that the miser could
 have had?  To see the math problem's detailed description,
 and solution, click .

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Subj:     Math Prob. - Jack Sprat And His Wife (S643)
          From the book
            "More Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd"
          Edited by Martin Gardner
          From: Dover Publications in 1960 (cf,md4,2)

Drawing of Jack Sprat amd
his wife from Chron.com

 How long would it take Jack Sprat and his wife to eat a
 barrel of mixed pork, half fat and half lean?  To see
 the math problem's detailed description, and solution,
 click ..
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Subj:     Math Prob. - The Ferry Boat Problem (S642)
          From the book
           "More Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd"
          Edited by Martin Gardner
          From: Dover Publications in 1960 (cf,md4,2)

 What is the exact width of the Hudson River?  To see
 the math problem's detailed description, and solution,
 click .

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Subj:    Math Prob. - Find A Number II (S641)
         From: Puzzles And Brain Teasers on 4/8/2009
Drawing from Amazon.com...
 Source: http://www.afunzone.com/adailypuzzle/04-08-09.html

 Which three-digit number, made of consecutive digits,
 like 567, is 2 less than a cube and 2 more than a square?
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Subj:     Math Prob. - The Five Newsboys (S641)
          From the book
            "More Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd"
          Edited by Martin Gardner
          From: Dover Publications in 1960 (cf,md4,2)

 The three Jones boys sold more papers than the two Smith
 boys, but how many more?  To see the math problem's
 detailed description, and solution, click .

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Subj:    Math Prob. - What Number Am I? (S640)
         From: Puzzles And Brain Teasers on 4/7/2009
 Source: http://www.afunzone.com/adailypuzzle/04-07-09.html

 I am a number with the following properties:
    * If I am not a multiple of 4, then I am between 60 and 69.
    * If I am a multiple of 3, I am between 50 and 59.
    * If I am not a multiple of 6, I am between 70 and 79.
 What number am I?
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Subj:     Math Prob. - Conscientious Milkman (S639)
          From the book
            "More Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd"
          Edited by Martin Gardner
          From: Dover Publications in 1960 (cf,md4,2)

 How much pure milk must have been delivered on each
 of the four streets?  To see the math problem's
 detailed description, and solution, click .

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Subj:     Math Prob. - The Price Of Eggs (S638)
          From the book
            "More Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd"
          Edited by Martin Gardner
          From: Dover Publications in 1960

Drawing from
Karen's Art Page

 "I paid twelve cents for the eggs I bought from the grocer,"
 explained the cook, "but I made him throw in two extra eggs
 because they were so little.  That made the lot cost just
 one cent per dozen less than the first asking price."

 How many eggs did the cook buy?
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Subj:     Math Prob. - Butcher Boy (S636)
          From the book
            "Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd"
          Edited by Martin Gardner
          From: Dover Publications in 1959 (cf,md4,2)

 President Grant bought and later sold a wonderful horse
 named "Butcher Boy".  Your straightforward problem is to
 determing the selling price of "Butcher Boy" and a second
 horse.  To see the math problem's detailed description,
 and solution, click .

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Subj:    Math Prob. - Three Equal Digits (S634)
         From: Puzzles And Brain Teasers on 3/2/2009
Drawing from BusinessEnglishBook.com...
 Source: http://www.afunzone.com/adailypuzzle/03-02-09.html

 Write down a mathematical expression, having a value of 24,
 which uses three equal digits, none of them being 8.
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Subj:     Math Prob. - Six Hats (S634)
          From the book
            "Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd"
          Edited by Martin Gardner
          From: Dover Publications in 1959 (cf,md4,2)

 If six men each take a hat at random, what is the
 probability that no man will get his own hat?  To
 see the math problem's detailed description,  and
 solution, click .

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Subj:    Math Prob. - Alphabetical Order (S633)
         From: Puzzles And Brain Teasers
         on 2/24/2009
 Source: http://www.afunzone.com/adailypuzzle/02-24-09.html

 If all 1-digit numbers are arranged in alphabetical order,
 they are eight, five, four, nine, one, seven, six, three,
 two.  Here, eight comes first, and two comes last.

 If all 3-digit numbers are arranged in alphabetical order,
 which number comes first, and which number comes last?
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Subj:     Math Prob. - A Thousand Silver Dollars (S631)
          From: Puzzles And Brain Teasers on 2/6/2009
Drawing from Silver-Investor.com
 Source: http://www.afunzone.com/adailypuzzle/02-06-09.html

 A man went into a bank with exactly $1,000 in silver dollars.
 He gave them to a cashier and asked the cashier to put the
 money into 10 bags is such a way that if he later needed any
 amount of dollars up to $1,000, he could lay his hands on
 that amount without needing to open any of the bags.  How
 did the cashier achieve this?

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Subj:    Math Prob. - Chocolate Bars And Cups (S630)
         From: Puzzles And Brain Teasers on 2/4/2009
Drawing from GatewayFundRaising.com...
 Source: http://www.afunzone.com/adailypuzzle/02-04-09.html

 You can buy four chocolate bars and three peanut butter
 cups for 50?, and three chocolate bars and four peanut
 butter cups for 48?.  What is the most candy (the greatest
 number of pieces) you can buy for exactly 50??
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Subj:     Math Prob. - Ali Baba And The Thieves (S629)
          From: Puzzles And Brain Teasers on 1/26/2009
Drawing from FotoSearch.com
 Source: http://www.afunzone.com/adailypuzzle/01-26-09.html

 Take the number of states before Alaska and Hawaii were added.
 Double that and add the number of "winds."  Then subtract the
 number of Ali Baba's thieves, not counting Ali Baba.  Divide
 by the number of days in May minus 1.  Cube the result.  What
 do you get?

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Subj:    Math Prob. - Digging A Hole (S628)
         From: Puzzles And Brain Teasers on 1/19/2009
Drawing from Siegfried Woldhek...
 Source: http://www.afunzone.com/adailypuzzle/01-19-09.html

 Timothy and two friends are digging identical holes in a field.
 When Timothy works with Urban, they dig 1 hole in 4 days.  When
 Timothy works with Vincent, they dig 1 hole in 3 days.  When
 Urban works with Vincent, they dig 1 hole in 2 days.  When
 Timothy works alone, how long does it take him to dig 1 hole?
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Subj:     Math Prob. - Annual Picnic (S627)
          From the book
            "Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd"
          Edited by Martin Gardner
          From: Dover Publications in 1959

 When they started off on the great annual picnic, every
 wagon carried exactly the same number of persons.  Half
 way to the grounds ten wagons broke down, so it was
 necessary for each remaining wagon to carry one more
 person.

 When they started for home it was discovered that
 fifteen more wagons were out of commission, so on the
 return trip there were three persons more in each wagon
 than when they started out in the morning.  How many
 people attended the great annual picnic?  To see the
 puzzle's description, it's pictures and the puzzle's
 solution, click 'HERE'.

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Subj:    Math Prob. - 100 Coins (S626c)
         From: Puzzles And Brain Teasers on 1/5/2009
Photo from Flickr.com...
 Source: http://www.afunzone.com/adailypuzzle/01-05-09.html

 You have fifty coins totaling $1.00.  You drop one down an
 open drain while tossing the coins in your hand.  What is
 the chance that you have lost a quarter?

 The solution can be found on my web site by clicking 'HERE'.

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Subj:    Math Prob. - Multiplication Problem (S624c)
         From: Puzzles And Brain Teasers on 12/23/2008
 Source: http://www.afunzone.com/adailypuzzle/12-23-08.html

 The following multiplication example uses all the
 digits from 0 to 9 once and once only (not counting
 the intermediate steps). Finish the problem.  One
 number has been filled in to get you started.
 
   xxx
    x5
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 xxxxx

 The solution can be found on my web site by clicking 'HERE'.

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Subj:     LOGIC PROB. - A Question Of Time (S646)
          From the book
            "More Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd"
          Edited by Martin Gardner
          From: Dover Publications in 1960 (cf,md4,2)

 What time does the clock sign show?  To see the math
 problem's detailed description, and solution, click .

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Subj:    LOGIC PROB. - Chiming Clock (S642)
         From: Puzzles And Brain Teasers on 4/27/2009
Photo from OO.com.au...
 Source: http://www.afunzone.com/adailypuzzle/04-27-09.html

 A grandfather clock chimes the appropriate number of
 times to indicate the hour, as well as chiming once at
 each quarter hour.  If you were in another room and
 heard the clock chime just once, what would be the
 longest period of time you would have to wait in order
 to be certain of the correct time?
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Subj:     LOGIC PROB. - Coiled Sentence (S627)
          From: Puzzles And Brain Teasers on 1/2/09
Source: http://www.afunzone.com/adailypuzzle/01-02-09.html

Maxine driving from darrell94590 on 4/23/2007

 The following coiled sentence contains an idea that every
 motorist agrees with.  Start with the letter A in the very
 center and move, letter by letter, in any direction to find
 the sentence.
 
V   E   O   E   T
E   U   Y   L   P 
R   Y   S   L   A 
H   T   R   O   M
I   N   A   A   D 
G   E   X   R   T
E   C   O   E   I 
P   O   T   F   D 
T   H   W   O   L
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Subj:     LOGIC PROB. - New York Geography (S626)
          From: Puzzles And Brain Teasers on 1/5/09
New York drawing from Number 9 the Gallery...
 Source: http://www.afunzone.com/adailypuzzle/01-07-09.html

 If Boston is east of New York, cross out all the A's.  If
 not, cross out the R's.  If Paris is south of New York,
 cross out all the 0's.  If not, cross out the I's.  If
 Sri Lanka is in Asia, cross out the B's and U's.  If not,
 cross out the C's.  The remaining letters will tell you
 whether you've found the right answer.
 

                   CAAOIIABURRIAUEIBBCIAUT
 
 
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Subj:     Puzzle - The Scholar's Puzzle (S645)
          From the book
            "More Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd"
          Edited by Martin Gardner
          From: Dover Publications in 1960 (cf,md4,2)

 Move one circle to make four rows of three-in-a-line.  To
 see the math problem's detailed description, and solution,
 click .

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Subj:    Puzzle - Rip Van Winkle Puzzle (S640)
         From the book
           "More Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd"
         Edited by Martin Gardner
         From: Dover Publications in 1960 (cf,md4,2)

 What is Rip's best shot to win the game?  Both players can
 hit any pin or pair of pins.  You can see this problem's
 description, drawing, and solution on my web site by
 clicking 'HERE'.

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Subj:     Puzzle - The Gordian Knot (S637)
          From the book
            "Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd"
          Edited by Martin Gardner
          From: Dover Publications in 1959 (cf,md4,2)

 Remove the shears without cutting the cord.  To see the
 puzzle's description, it's large drawing and the puzzle's
 solution, click 'HERE'.

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Subj:     Puzzle - The Chinese Puzzle (S635)
          From the book
           "Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd"
          Edited by Martin Gardner
          From: Dover Publications in 1959 (cf,md4,2)

 Divide a square piece of paper into two halves which
 will fit together as stocks.  You can see this problem's
 description, drawing, and solution on my web site by
 clicking 'HERE'.

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Subj:     Puzzle - The Cheese Problem (S633)
          From the book
            "Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd"
         Edited by Martin Gardner
          From: Dover Publications in 1959 (cf,md4,2)

 How many pieces of cheese did the soldier produce with six
 cuts?  To see the puzzle's description, it's large drawing
 and the puzzle's solution, click 'HERE'.

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Subj:     Puzzle - The Chinese Cash Puzzle (S632)
          From the book
            "Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd"
          Edited by Martin Gardner
          From: Dover Publications in 1959 (cf,md4,2)

 What combination of coins will buy the puppy?
 You can see this problem's description, drawing,
 and solution on my web site by clicking 'HERE'.

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Subj:     Puzzle - Fighting Fishes Of Siam (S631)
          From the book
            "Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd"
          Edited by Martin Gardner
          From: Dover Publications in 1959 (cf,md4,2)

 How long will it take one species of fish to vanquish the
 other?  To see the puzzle's description, it's large drawing
 and the puzzle's solution, click 'HERE'.

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Subj:     Puzzle - The Merchant Of Bagdad (S629)
          From the book
            "Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd"
          Edited by Martin Gardner
          From: Dover Publications in 1959 (cf,md4,2)

 Show how the merchant measured the wine and water.
 You can see this problem's description, drawing,
 and solution on my web site by clicking 'HERE'.

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Subj:     Puzzle - The Convent Problem (S628)
          From the book
            "Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd"
          Edited by Martin Gardner
          From: Dover Publications in 1959 (cf,md4,2)

 How many nuns lived in the convent and what rooms did they
 occupy?  To see the puzzle's description, it's large drawing
 and the puzzle's solution, click 'HERE'.

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Subj:    Puzzle - Puzzling Scales III (S626)
         From the book
           "Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd" 
            Edited by Martin Gardner
            From: Dover Publications in 1959 (cf,md4,2)

 Sam Loyd gives us two balanced scales containing blocks, tops,
 and marbles.  You must determine how many marbles will balance
 one top.  You can view this simple, elegant problem on my web
 site by clicking 'HERE'.

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Subj:     Puzzle - Cutting Two Equal Pieces (S625)
          From the book
            "Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd"
          Edited by Martin Gardner
          From: Dover Publications in 1959 (cf,md4,2)

 How would you cut this gingerbread dog's head into two
 pieces of the same shape?  To see the puzzle's description,
 it's large drawing and the puzzle's solution, click 'HERE'.

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Subj:     Puzzle - The Moon Problem (S624)
          From the book
            "Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd"
          Edited by Martin Gardner
          From: Dover Publications in 1959 (cf,md4,2)

 If the moon were made of green cheese, into how many pieces
 could you divide it with five straight cuts of a knife?
 You can see this problem's description, drawing, and
 solution on my web site by clicking 'HERE'.

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