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Greetings From The Math Factor

(We sent this out as an email, if we have your address, but in many cases it was blocked as mathspam) ========== Greetings From the Math Factor ========== ========== ========== We love hearing from our listeners, and enjoy the great ideas and

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DC. Psychology Matters

The ‘expected’ answer is not always the one people choose: Dennis Shasha explains that psychology plays a role in the answer to last week’s puzzle.

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DB. Envelope Mystery

Dennis Shasha answers his cake conundrum and poses a new puzzle: should you switch envelopes given the chance?


DA. A Cake Conundrum

Dennis Shasha, author of Puzzles for Programmers and Pros joins us once again, posing a cake conundrum!

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CY. Number Sleuths

After explaining how the Princess escaped, we pose a simple puzzle from Dennis Shasha’s new book Puzzles for Programmers and Pros. (In the next post we’ll say a little more about the princess.)


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.


AV. Dennis Shasha Answers

Dennis Shasha, author of The Puzzler’s Elusion explains how his finger multiplication works!


AU. Dennis Shasha asks about Polish Multiplication

Dennis Shasha, puzzle columnist for Scientific American, asks about a curious way to multiply numbers on your fingers.


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