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Three Martin Gardner Posers!

Poser One


Poser Two


Poser Three

Hope you enjoy these gems....

 

Source: Scientific American, August, 1998...His last "Mathematical Games" column!


Hint: Play with them...reason with them....have fun with them.

 


Solution Commentary: Sorry, you will have to consult Martin Gardner's books to find the solutions. For example, the first problem is taken from his October 1959 column "Mathematical Games" in Scientific American.