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Sweet 16: A New Numbers Puzzle

Michael J. Polaski

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Sharpen your pencil and get ready to boost your brain with this brand-new numbers game. To solve each puzzle, fill the 16 cells with the numbers 1 to 16 using each number only once. Each puzzle has just one solution, and uses math you learned in grade school: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The games, which all call for logic, imaginative thinking, intuitive elimination, and sheer persistence, are grouped in three categories, and range from relatively simple to super-challenging. The author’s spirited instructions and sample puzzles walk you through the basics; clues for some puzzles provide what might be necessary encouragement. With 14 bonus puzzles aimed at children and those who want to start with the ultra-easy, these 150 puzzles will keep you thinking whether you’re a student honing your math skills, a puzzle-lover looking for a challenge, or someone who just wants to get those brain synapses snapping!

Size: 6″ x 9″ | 150 puzzles | 192 pp
ISBN13: 9780764350542 | Binding: soft cover


Michael J. Polaski was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania, received his BS degree in applied mathematics from the University of Michigan, and has worked his entire career in the information technology field. His longtime interest in numbers-oriented puzzles led him to create several applications, including the software used to generate the puzzles and their solutions appearing in Sweet 16: A New Numbers Puzzle. Formerly a tennis enthusiast and now into distance running, he resides in Frederick, Maryland, working for the federal government in software conversion.