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The Fabulously Fair Feast
For this month’s puzzle, design a Sudoku square to figure out the likes and dislikes of four finicky friends.
Solution: ‘Be Still My Pulsating Sequence’
The solution to this month’s puzzle explains how to find a rule behind a given sequence of numbers and challenges readers to take on a ‘lovely’ unsolved problem.
Be Still My Pulsating Sequence
Can you infer the simple rule behind a number sequence that spikes up and down like the beating of a heart?
Solution: ‘Creating Art With Mathematics’
The solution to this month’s puzzle explains the artful mathematics behind symmetrical patterns.
How to Create Art With Mathematics
Can you generate aesthetically pleasing, symmetrical curves with two numbers and a simple mathematical function?
Solution: ‘The Road Less Traveled’
The solution to this month’s puzzle uses both mathematics and psychology to explain trouble with choosing the fastest route.
The Road Less Traveled
When there are two paths to your destination, why does it always seem like you’re on the road with more traffic?
Solution: ‘The Slippery Eel of Probability’
The solution to this month’s puzzle examines the use of abstract probabilities as an antidote to real-world ignorance.
The Slippery Eel of Probability
How do you solve probability problems that appear to have more than one correct answer?