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ERIC Number: EJ970067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0746-8342
The Spider and the Fly
Mellinger, Keith E.; Viglione, Raymond
College Mathematics Journal, v43 n2 p170-173 Mar 2012
The Spider and the Fly puzzle, originally attributed to the great puzzler Henry Ernest Dudeney, and now over 100 years old, asks for the shortest path between two points on a particular square prism. We explore a generalization, find that the original solution only holds in certain cases, and suggest how this discovery might be used in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A