For those who love a good mathematical challenge, “Which Way Did the Bicycle Go?: And Other Intriguing Mathematical Mysteries” by Joseph D. E. Konhauser is the perfect addition to your bookshelf. This collection of problems, selected from over 25 years of the Problem of the Week at Macalester College, offers readers the opportunity to engage with some beautiful problems in elementary mathematics.
From determining the direction of a bicycle’s travel based on its tracks in the mud to exploring other interesting problems in geometry, algebra, combinatorics, and number theory, this book will provide ample opportunity for both students and professors to sharpen their problem-solving skills. It’s a must-read for anyone who enjoys flexing their mathematical muscles and delving into intriguing mathematical mysteries.