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The Riddler : Fantastic Puzzles from FiveThirtyEight, Paperback / softback Book

The Riddler : Fantastic Puzzles from FiveThirtyEight Paperback / softback

Edited by Oliver Roeder


The most mind-bending puzzles on the internet appear weekly in Oliver Roeder's "The Riddler" column.

Presented by Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight, an online mecca for statistics nerds, the column attracts a rabid community of puzzlers (including the coach of the U.S.

Math Olympiad team and a scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory) who rush to submit solutions and extensions. Now, FiveThirtyEight presents the first-ever Riddler collection, featuring the column's most popular problems, which draw on geometry, logic, statistics and game theory, along with six never-before-published puzzles.

The simplest require a mere flash of insight, whilst the toughest involve deep applications of analysis and probability theory.

Can you rig an election? What's the best way to drop a smartphone? Can you solve the puzzle of the overflowing martini glass?

Designed to appeal to a range of skill levels, The Riddler will be the perfect gift for any maths or puzzle enthusiast.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Puzzles & quizzes
  • ISBN: 9780393609912



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