How to Cut a Cake: And other mathematical conundrums

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OUP Oxford, Oct 12, 2006 - Science - 256 pages
Welcome back to Ian Stewart's magical world of mathematics! This is a strange world of never-ending chess games, empires on the moon, furious fireflies, and, of course, disputes over how best to cut a cake. Each quirky tale presents a fascinating mathematical puzzle -- challenging, fun, and also introducing the reader to a significant mathematical problem in an engaging and witty way.

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User Review  - fpagan - LibraryThing

One of mathman Stewart's less-challenging books, which somehow escaped my notice for nine years. I think I had already read most of the material earlier, though, since the chapters are basically reprints of Stewart's old _Scientific American_ columns. Read full review

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User Review  - paulmorriss - LibraryThing

An enjoyable maths book. The chapters are short and interesting. Sometimes you need to do a bit of thinking, but that's not a problem. The chapters I found the most interesting were the pair, one ... Read full review

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