Puzzle Box, Volume 1 by Grabarchuk, Peter; Grabarchuk, Serhiy; Winkler, Peter; Gilbert, Andrea; Cohen, Bram; Grabarchuk, Helen; Knuth, Donald; Pegg, Jr., Ed; Candy, Richard; Friedman, Erich; Nelson, Harry ; Hazzard, Shelly ; Grabarchuk, Tanya, 9780486810041
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  • ISBN: 9780486810041 | 0486810046
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/16/2016

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Multiplying my age by 6 then subtracting 6 produces the same result as subtracting 7 from my age then multiplying by 7. How old am I?
On my broken calculator with keys + - ÷ x =, the only functional number is 7. How can I get 34 to appear in the readout?
A country mints four denominations of coins, in whole numbers of cents. It takes four of these coins to make 21¢, or 24¢, or 25¢, or 26¢. What are the denominations of the coins?
These and almost 300 other mathematical puzzles appear in this original collection, devised by world-renowned mathematicians, puzzle creators, and devoted puzzle lovers. A unique puzzle project, it unites the efforts of a dozen authors, including software engineer Andrea Gilbert and Bram Cohen, author of the P2P BitTorrent protocol.
Seventeen different types of challenges include 3-D puzzles, chess puzzles, connections, dissections, foldings, geometrical puzzles, logic problems, matchstick puzzles, mazes, moving pieces, number puzzles, put-togethers, strimko, sudoku, visual puzzles, weightings, and word puzzles. The difficulty level of each puzzle is marked by stars, ranging from 2 to 5. Average difficulty level is about 3 stars, promising puzzle enthusiasts many entrancing hours of solving and enjoyment.
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