Archive for 2006

BQ. The Smuggler is Paid

Dennis Shasha answers his puzzle.


BP. The Smuggler’s Fee

Dennis Shasha, author of the “Puzzler's Elusion” gives us a new puzzle.


BO. When did you say?

The solution to last week’s question, and a very easy puzzle.


BN. Puzzling Panelists

A quickie: how many puzzled panelists can you have?


BM. An astronomical cost!

The conclusion to the banana & camel puzzle.

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BL. Eternally diminishing returns

With enough time and patience and bananas, can we go as far as we please?


BK. Bananas and Rockets

A classic puzzle reveals why rockets require so much fuel, even for wee payloads.

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BJ. The Most Powerful Force

Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying that compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe. He didn’t really say that, but the sentiment is valid. If you compound more and more frequently, is there a limit on the interest one can earn?


BI. The Shape of the Universe

Jeff Weeks, author of “The Shape of Space”, tells us about the hypersphere, the Poincaré conjecture and the topology of the universe!


BH. The Poincaré Conjecture

Jeff Weeks, author of “The Shape of Space”, discusses the hypersphere and the famous Poincaré Conjecture!


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