Monthly Archives: July 2013

Puzzle #25: Eleven Matches

This is a very nice “game puzzle” and I would encourage all of you to actually play the game, especially children. The puzzle is from “The Moscow Puzzles” by Boris A. Kordemsky, Chapter X. This puzzle is relevant for all … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #24: Where on Earth Are We?

I got many more responses for this puzzle than what I have had for a while – so thanks for that. While many of you solved it correctly, I would like to highlight that Shray Suday Vats was the first … Continue reading

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Puzzle #24: Where On Earth Are We?

This is another classic puzzle which can be found in many different books – a highly recommended puzzle for your children to help them think n 3-dimensions and explain some special properties of a sphere. How many points are there … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #23: Yet Another Magic Square

….and the winner once again is….Ruchir Godura – He happened to be the only one this time to give a correct answer! Thanks to everyone who tried the puzzle. Here is a link to the video to explain the answer … Continue reading

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Puzzle #23: Yet Another Magic Square

I came across this rather interesting “magical” square – let’s see if you can figure out the trick behind this. This is good for all ages. In general, magic square refers to a grid of numbers where each row, column … Continue reading

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Solution to Puzzle #22: Cutting the Cube

Many people came back with correct answers to the puzzle, though I was disappointed that only adults attempted it, I wish that some of you had shared this with your children! Congratulations again to Ruchir Godura in being the first … Continue reading

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Puzzle #22: Cutting the Cube

This is a puzzle picked up from one of Martin Gardner collections. Might be just a touch difficult for kids, but worth trying. A carpenter, working with a buzz saw, wishes to cut a wooden cube, three inches on a … Continue reading

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