Mathemagic

Adrián Paenza

NON FICTION. SUDAMERICANA, 2013. 374 PAGES.

This new book is a sea of ideas, games, challenges, strategies, wit and, especially, magic. What method should I use to make a survey infallible? Can maths help to solve a legal case? What’s the best way to win an internet auction? When you’re meeting with friends, how can you prove that two people always have the same number of friends present? How can maths reveal the secret to winning a naval battle? What’s the best way to organize couples to go out to a club? If you flip a coin ten times in a row, will heads or tails come up the most? How do you work out the combination to a lock? If a school has four bells, how many different combinations can they be rung in? If a man has two children and one of them is a boy and was born on a Tuesday, what’s the likelihood that they’ll both be boys?  
Creative mathematics can be used to solve all manner of everyday problems, stimulate lateral thinking, exercise the mind, and help us to have fun while we’re learning.

PUBLISHED BY: Spanish SUDAMERICANA

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