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Mathematical puzzle

Mathematical puzzles make up an integral part of recreational mathematics. They have specific rules as do multiplayer games, but they do not usually involve competition between two or more players. Instead, to solve such a puzzle, the solver must find a solution that satisfies the given conditions. Mathematical puzzles require mathematics to solve them. Logic puzzles are a common type of mathematical puzzle.

Conway's Game of Life and fractals, as two examples, may also be considered mathematical puzzles even though the solver interacts with them only at the beginning by providing a set of initial conditions. After these conditions are set, the rules of the puzzle determine all subsequent changes and moves.

List of mathematical puzzles

The following categories are not disjoint; some puzzles fall into more than one category.

Numbers, arithmetic, and algebra


Analytical or differential

See also:Zeno's paradoxes


Tiling, packing, and dissection

Involves a board

Chessboard tasks

Topology, knots, graph theory

The fields of knot theory and topology, especially their non-intuitive conclusions, are often seen as a part of recreational mathematics.


0-player puzzles

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Question:i have a 15 page project on maths n r teacher has given freedom to do any topic of r choice n include anything in it. im doing the project on math puzzles....but wut do i include in it??? so 1stly pls answer the above question .....it'll b my intro...n pls give me more ideas wut to include...i've made a crossword already on maths terms....any other puzzles???

Answers:Try these sites for ideas on math puzzles: http://www.syvum.com/teasers/ http://www.math.com/students/puzzles/puzzleapps.html http://www.coolmath4kids.com/ Hope these help and good luck with your project!

Question:Anyone know what the puzzles are called when you have a word and then subtract part of it then add a word and subtract it??? Im trying to find them but cant! Someone told me they are Rebus's but they are not! That is something deifferent! 10 points to the person who figures out what they are called and can answer my example!!! :P Example... Last - ast + Holly - H + Mop - M + P = And....... where can i find them.... someone said "calcuwords" I am not saying it is wrong but, it does not get matches.... PLEASE HELP!!! oops! It does not get matches on google ***

Answers:They are called CalcuWords in one puzzle magazine I get.

Question:Anyone out there want to help me beat my coworkers in solving the math puzzle of the month? I also need to show the work. I have a reputation for being one of the few staff members at my school not in the math department that consistently correctly answers the math puzzle of the month, but I have been out of high school too long to remember how to solve this one. 1st one to give me the correct answer will be awarded best answer! In 1980, a typical telephone number in the United States contained seven digits. Several areas of the country now must use ten-digit telephone numbers. If the entire country follows, exactly how many different ten-digit telephone numbers are available such that the first digit cannot be a 0 or 1 and the fourth digit cannot be a 0.

Answers:8x10x10x9x10x10x10x10x10x10 =7,200,000,000

Question:I've figured out every puzzle I have except this one: Can you find Three consecutive positive whole numbers with the property that the sum of the cubes of the first two equals the cube of the third? so it wants A^3 + B^3 = C^3 Please help me!

Answers:Navy (above) is absolutely correct. Although, in his own words, fuzzy on the history, Fermat stated centuries ago that this is impossible. Of course we are all familiar with Pathagoras: a^2 + b^2 = c^2 But Fermat conjectured about powers higher than two. What about 3? What about 4? Etc. And so his famous "last theorem" was: a^n + b^n = c^n And he said that no known interger greater than 2 would be possible. So a^3 + b^3 = c^3 is impossible, according to Fermat. The really remarkable thing is that Fermat's theorem was not proved until 1996!! The famous British-American mathematician Andrew Wiles in 1993 produced a proof. Soon after, however, some fundamental errors arose in his monumental work, and he was forced into working on correcting these errors before submitting a final version of his proof in October of 1996. It is literally hundreds of pages long but shows the impossibility of n>2. :)

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