Volume 12
, Issue 1

1976

One of the most interesting, and oldest, recreations in Mathematics is the magic square.

The famous Fibonacci numbers are a sequence of numbers defined by $T_1 = 1, T_2 = 1$, and $T_n = T_{n-1}+T_{n-2}$ for $n=3,4,5,\cdots$

While I was overseas last year, I was able to see a harmonograph (as described in Vol. 7 No. 3) at the British Science Museum in Kensington, London.

Last year we presented you with mazes which are not strictly a game, and similarly in this issue we are presenting you with a method for constructing mathematical patterns.

For almost the last five years, Parabola has reviewed books on mathematical topics.

Q.297 A man has 3 bottles which hold exactly 8 litres, 5 litres, and 3 litres.

Q.285 C.F.Gauss was given the problem of summing the numbers from 1 to 100 when he was a student. He did it this way: