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Problem solving in maths

10 Digit number puzzle of John Conway with solution


Find the 10 unique digit number having the special property that the number formed by digits from left to right up to the place for each of the 10 places is divisible by the place number—is a beautiful puzzle presented by John Conway. It is a large and complex puzzle but can be solved using only the basic concepts taught in middle schools…

Monkey and the coconuts puzzle with solutions


An older version of the monkey and the coconuts puzzle was modified by short story writer Ben Williams and published nearly a century ago. From then on the intriguing puzzle attained the status of one of the most attempted and least solved math puzzles of all time. We will present here easily understandable solutions to both using mathematical reasoning and for the modified version using in addition systematic enumeration…

Counting eggs puzzles based on Euclid's division lemma


We will first present the classic folk puzzle of counting eggs for you to solve. Proceeding further, two ways to the solution will be presented and then the binding characteristics for this type of puzzles will be brought out in the form of framework for creation and systematic solution of similar types of puzzles...

NCERT solutions for class 10 maths on Real numbers part 1, Euclid's division lemma puzzle solutions


In this first part of NCERT solutions for class 10 maths on Real Numbers, we will introduce briefly the basic concepts on real numbers, the long division method formalized by Euclid in his division lemma and will treat in some details the solutions of a rich classic puzzle highlighting the application of division lemma as well as the power of mathematical reasoning based on the concept rather than formula...

How to solve School Math problem in a few steps and in Many Ways, Trigonometry 4

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The mechanical approach to math problem solving relies heavily on manipulation of terms using low level mathematical constructs without using the problem solving abilities of the student. In this problem we have highlighted the possibility to solve a problem in many ways and also the application of less facts and more procedures approach, both working towards improving the general problem solving skills of the student...


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