Mathematic Mistake – Car Talk Puzzler

RAY: Everyone, almost everyone remembers the Pythagorean Theorem. A squared, plus B squared, equals C squared. And there are numbers like three, four and five; five, 12, 13 which satisfy that little equation.Many hundreds of years ago a French mathematician by the name of Fermat said, this only works for squares. There is no A cubed […]

The Mango Gates – Puzzler

From Car Talk: RAY: This Puzzler came from Kevin Tobin. A maharajah owned a mango tree that had very sweet, abundant fruit. People would come from miles around to pick the fruit. So the maharajah decided to protect the tree by erecting a series of seven concentric fences around it. Each fence had a gate […]

Batting Averages Puzzler

From the soon to be retiring Car Talk radio show, a fantastic new baseball puzzler. RAY: As you might guess, I’m a baseball fan. And now that the season is in its waning days, I thought I’d use this baseball Puzzler I’ve been saving. There are two rookie players, Bluto and Popeye, who started the […]