**ERIC Number:**ED401115

**Record Type:**RIE

**Publication Date:**1996

**Pages:**237

**Abstractor:**N/A

**ISBN:**ISBN-0-88385-325-6

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Which Way Did the Bicycle Go?...and Other Intriguing Mathematical Mysteries. Dolciani Mathematical Expositions Series of the Mathematical Association of America, No. 18.

Konhauser, Joseph D. E.; And Others

This book provides a collection of 191 mathematical problems aimed at the advanced high school student level and above. Problems cover general mathematical areas including plane geometry, three-dimensional geometry, number theory, algebra, combinatorics and graph theory, and a number of miscellaneous questions that combine mathematical disciplines. The book is divided into two major sections: the first section contains the problems themselves; the second section contains the solutions, historical and other notes, and auxiliary problems without solutions. Problems range from determining the direction of travel of a bicycle leaving tracks in the mud, to determining if two equal amounts of pizza are cut using eight 45-degree wedges meeting at a point other than the center, to determining if a manufacturer's claim that a certain unusual combination lock allows for thousands of combinations. Contains 175 references. (AIM)

Descriptors: High Schools, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Aptitude, Problem Solving, Thinking Skills, Word Problems (Mathematics)

Mathematical Association of America, 1529 18th Street N.W., Washington, DC 20036.

**Publication Type:**Guides - Classroom - Teacher

**Education Level:**N/A

**Audience:**Teachers; Students; Practitioners

**Language:**English

**Sponsor:**N/A

**Authoring Institution:**Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC.