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By Martin Gardner

Martin Gardner starts off Riddles with questions on splitting up polygons into prescribed shapes and he ends this ebook with a proposal of a prize of $100 for the 1st individual to ship him a three x# magic sq. which include consecutive primes. in simple terms Gardner may well healthy such a lot of various and tantalizing difficulties into one e-book.

This fabric used to be drawn from Gardner's column in Issac Asimov's technology Fiction journal. His riddles provided right here comprise the responses of his preliminary readers, in addition to additions recommended through the editors of this sequence. during this ebook, Gardner attracts us from inquiries to solutions, consistently offering us with new riddles- a few as but unanswered. fixing those riddles isn't really easily an issue of good judgment and calculation, although those play a task. good fortune and suggestion are elements as well., so newcomers and specialists alike might profiably workout their wits on Gardner's difficulties, whose topics diversity from geometry to be aware play to questions with regards to physics and geology.

We make sure that you'll remedy a few of these riddles, be stumped by way of others, and be amused by way of just about all of the tales and settings that Gardner has devised to elevate those questions.

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34 Յ 40 62. 8 Ϫ 3 Ͻ 8 63. 6 Ϫ 2 Ͻ 10 Ϫ 4 64. 8 ؒ 2 Ն 8 ؒ 1 Graph each set of numbers on the number line. 77. The natural numbers between 2 and 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 78. The prime numbers from 10 to 20 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 79. The even integers greater than 10 but less than 20 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 80. The even integers that are also prime numbers 81. The numbers that are whole numbers but not natural numbers 82. The prime numbers between 5 and 15 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 83.

Bx 21. To multiply two fractions, the numerators and multiply the denominators. 22. To divide two fractions, multiply the first fraction by the of the second fraction. 23. To add fractions with a common denominator, add the and keep the common . 24. To subtract fractions with a common , subtract the numerators and keep the common denominator. 2 2 25. 75 means 75 . 3 3 26. 75 is an example of a decimal. 27. 327 is an example of a decimal. 28. A is the numerator of a fraction whose denominator is 100.

Do the subtraction within the parentheses. Find the value of the exponential expression. Do the multiplication. Do the addition. 3 Exponents and Order of Operations Solution We simplify the numerator and denominator separately and then simplify the fraction. 3(3 ؉ 2) ϩ 5 3(5) ϩ 5 ϭ 17 Ϫ 3(4) 17 Ϫ 3(4) 15 ϩ 5 ϭ 17 Ϫ 12 20 ϭ 5 ϭ4 Self Check Evaluate: 4 ϩ 2(5 Ϫ 3) . 2 ϩ 3(2) EXAM PLE 5 Evaluate: 3(42) Ϫ 2(3) . 2(4 ϩ 3) Solution Self Check 31 3(42) Ϫ 2(3) 3(16) Ϫ 2(3) ϭ 2(4 ϩ 3) 2(7) 48 Ϫ 6 ϭ 14 42 ϭ 14 ϭ3 Evaluate: Do the addition within the parentheses.

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