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May 1999
Puzzle No. 8 - The Gobbling Goat

Here is this issue's puzzle.

Solution to Puzzle No. 7 - The Great Weights Puzzle

We had lots of solutions from readers for this puzzle. Most were on the right track, but none of them got it right! How did you do? Here's the solution for those still racking their brains.

A quickie - What's on the cards?

A short puzzle to get you thinking, with an interactive solution tester.

And another - Cleopatra the Demented

You can go about this one like a demented fly or not...

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  • Want facts and want them fast? Our Maths in a minute series explores key mathematical concepts in just a few words.

  • As COP28, the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference, kicks off we look at how maths can help understand the climate crisis.

  • How do you create dramatic film out of mathematics? We find out with writer and director Timothy Lanzone.

  • Mathematics plays a central role in understanding how infectious diseases spread. This collection of articles looks at some basic concepts in epidemiology to help you understand this fascinating and important field, and set you up for further study.

  • Find out why the formula we use to work out conditional probabilities is true!

  • We talk about a play that explores the fascinating mathematical collaboration between the mathematicians GH Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan.