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MARTIN GARDNER #1: Mutilated Chessboard and Bronx vs. Brooklyn

In our first Math Circle of the year, we ushered in Gardner’s centennial with a look at some problems from his classic book My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles.   The problems seem almost whimsical because of how compelling they are.  They are, in fact, quite serious;  they touch on deep mathematical issues.  I had 5 problems prepared to look at…

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