Math Refresher for Adults: The Perfect Solution (Mastering Essential Math Skills)

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Math Refresher for Adults: The Perfect Solution (Mastering Essential Math Skills)

Math Refresher for Adults: The Perfect Solution (Mastering Essential Math Skills)

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Bernard Riemann solved the enigma in 1859 but unfortunately he never published the detail of his findings and all his work that proved his theory was destroyed in a fire. Snowflake, Seashell, Star is an incredible celebration of the overlaps between mathematics and art, learning and play, concentration and calm. Subjects include such topics as the psychology of lottery players, the fair division of a cake, why two soap bubbles blown one after the other are different in size plus many more riddles and puzzles. Readers with only middle school mathematics will develop their algorithmic problem-solving skills through puzzles at the elementary level, while seasoned puzzle solvers will enjoy the challenge of thinking through more difficult puzzles.As you can probably tell from the title of this book it deals with prime numbers and their mysteries.

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