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Puzzle

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An example of a simple puzzle.

A puzzle is a problem or enigma presented as entertainment; that is written down, acted out, etc. Many puzzles stem from serious mathematical or logistical problems, whereas others are devised for the sole purpose of being brain teasers. The history of puzzles goes back many thousand years, a tangram being one of the earliest and still one of the most popular puzzles. In certain temples of Japan monks used to write mathematical puzzles on temple walls: see sangaku.

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Well known puzzles

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See also

References

  • Creative Puzzles of the World, 1980, Plenary Publications International
  • Denkspiele Der Welt, M√ľnchen 1977,1981, Heinrich Hugendubel Verlag

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