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# Puzzles

## Latest Articles

### 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?