Matt Parker (@standupmaths on Twitter) has tweeted the following Maths Puzzle, in light of the forthcoming transit of Venus:
Matt Parker (@standupmaths on Twitter) has tweeted the following Maths Puzzle, to wake you up:
No spoilers in the comments! Send your replies to Matt on Twitter.
In what flipping dimension is a square peg in a round hole just as good as a round peg in a square hole?
Let’s start at the beginning.
My Plus magazine puzzle from March asks “Which gives a tighter fit: a square peg in a round hole or a round peg in a square hole?” By “tighter” we mean that a higher proportion of the hole is occupied by the peg.
Puzzlebomb is a monthly puzzle compendium. Issue 5 of Puzzlebomb, for May 2012, can be found here:
Puzzlebomb – Issue 5 – May 2012
The solutions to Issue 5 can be found here:
Puzzlebomb – Issue 5 – May 2012 – Solutions
Previous issues of Puzzlebomb, and their solutions, can be found here.
Matt’s latest set of puzzles, as part of the Make Britain Count campaign, are online at The Telegraph. This round of puzzles is all about factors, and there have been previous puzzle sets about consecutive numbers and prime numbers.
The turnout this month was slightly lower than usual, but many of our regulars were there and we had the chance to have some good discussions and really get into things.
April’s MathsJam was very enjoyable. We did a bit of arts and crafts, a bit of playing games, and if it had been NBA Jam instead of Maths Jam I would have been entirely on fire because I used up all my IQ points solving some very fun puzzles. Durham were still on their Easter holidays so the attendance was a modest six people. That was just enough for everyone to be doing the same thing at the same time, so we had a good time.
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