## Bedouins Breaking Bread

From cartalk… How did the magistrate recommend that the two bedouins divide the money?

From cartalk… How did the magistrate recommend that the two bedouins divide the money?

From Car Talk. RAY: Here it is. Everyone, almost everyone remembers from his or her days in school the Pythagorean Theorem. TOM: Yes. RAY: A squared, plus B squared, equals C squared. And there are numbers like three, four and … Continue reading

From the weekly car talk puzzler: RAY: A farmer had a 40-pound stone which he could use to weigh 40 pounds of feed; he would sell feed in 40 pounds, or bales of hay, or whatever. He had a balance … Continue reading

I never could remember how to solve these type of questions. RAY: Tommy, Dougie and I are sitting around the office one day at Car Talk Plaza. We were noticing how dingy the place looked. We’d been there 15 years, … Continue reading

New puzzler from Cartalk: How do you make 16 ninety-degree angles out of 4 matchsticks? Visit the Cartalk site for the full text and a hint(?).

On the first day of class in AP Calculus and Pre-Calculus Honors I’ll give out the following list of puzzlers that they’ll have a limited amount of time to work on. The students will be working in groups on the … Continue reading

From Car Talk. A teenage boy smitten with a teenage girl in his high school freshman class, made his feelings known. Overjoyed at finding them reciprocated, he took pen knife to a young hard wood in the vicinity and carved … Continue reading

Much like the Collatz conjecture, the Dr. Square Puzzle (from the blog mathforlove) is an intriguing problem. With some playing around, we came up with what I think is an excellent (and solvable) puzzle. He dubbed it the Dr Square puzzle, because it involves … Continue reading

From Car Talk. RAY: This puzzler is from my “ceiling light” series. Imagine, if you will, that you have a long, long corridor that stretches out as far as the eye can see. In that corridor, attached to the ceiling are … Continue reading

From Cartalk. Stone Temple Farmers RAY: A farmer had a 40-pound stone that he could use to weight 40 pounds of feed, hay, or whatever else he wanted to sell from his farm. He had a balance scale, and he … Continue reading