# Tag Archives: puzzler

## Break a Weighing Stone

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

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## Painting Puzzler – Car Talk

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

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## Matchstick Puzzler: 16 – 90 Degree Angles

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(?).

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## First Day Activity: Puzzlers

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

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## The Love Tree – A Math Puzzler (?)

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

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## Little Gauss and the Dividing Time Puzzler

I gave this problem to the Precalc Honors class, right before their lunch (the block is split into two parts). A couple of them came back with the solution, but most had chosen to eat and socialize (how dare they!). An … Continue reading