Category Archives: maths

Thinking outside the ball and outside the box?

I read this puzzle recently on a book that suggested ways to improve lateral thinking. Simply stated the challenge is: draw four dots in a square on a piece of paper. Is it possible to connect the four points with … Continue reading

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What shape is the Golden Gate Bridge?

I was visiting San Francisco last week and took a boat across the bay. Looking at the Golden Gate Bridge made me wonder what shape the supporting cables should make. Traditionally, two kinds of answers are given to this question. … Continue reading

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