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Author Archives: Irving Dai
The Man Who Knew Infinity (Mathematical Movie!)
Hi! For this post, I thought I would take a break from posting math riddles and take a brief moment to draw your attention to an exciting new movie premiering in the United States this week – “The Man Who … Continue reading
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Computing π with Billiards (Mathematical Puzzles/Riddles, Part IV)
In honor of this past Monday being Pi day, I thought I would post a special mathematical oddity/riddle related to calculating π. Many of you may be familiar with the famous Buffon’s needle problem, in which π is estimated by … Continue reading
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Tagged Billiards, geometry, math games, pi, riddle
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Hats, Parties, and Driving Cars (Mathematical Puzzles/Riddles, Part III)
Hi, and happy (late) new year! The holidays are drawing to a close (or have already closed) and classes are starting (or have already started). In case you don’t want to think about all of that, here are some more … Continue reading
Math Puzzles/Riddles, Part II
Hi! For this month, we have two new math problems/riddles, once again posted without solutions (in order to encourage discussion). Have fun!
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A Few Math Riddles
Hello, and welcome! I wanted to make my first post for this blog about something light, so I thought I would share three of my favorite “overthedinnertable” math riddles/problems. These are all in the folklore, but you might not have … Continue reading
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