A Hen and a Half (Hardcover)

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A book of puzzles, lateral thinking problems, conundrums, magic, and interesting arithmetical tricks sometimes progressing to and using extremely basic mathematical and scientific principles. The author focuses particularly on situations and solutions to problems that at first glance appear to be incorrect, paradoxical, or even impossible. Often those with a love for problems and puzzles do not always readily understand the solutions. However, audiences confounded by a problem are generally delighted to have the answer given and explained in a straightforward and logical manner. In this book that means occasionally including a simple mathematical solution, even though sometimes, some of these explanations didn’t appear to be what we readily understand to be mathematics!

About the Author

John Driscoll is a retired Environmental Engineer. His long and successful career involved much problem solving and professional in-house training. His love of mathematics, science, and engineering has always driven his curiosity for the unusual solution. This book is his collection of classic and new problems that require such an unusual approach.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781913565633
ISBN-10: 1913565637
Publisher: Tarquin Group
Publication Date: April 29th, 2022
Pages: 160
Language: English