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Abstract:

A mathematical puzzle game includes a book that has a plurality of pages. Each of a plurality of puzzles is printed on an associated one of the pages and each of the puzzles is selectively solved for entertainment purposes. A plurality of pre-determined numbers is printed on each of the puzzles. Selected numbers are written on each of the puzzles such a sum of a pair of the selected numbers equals an adjacent one of the pre-determined numbers.

Inventors:

Salih, Faiq (Twin Falls, ID, US)

Application Number:

15/602341

Publication Date:

11/29/2018

Filing Date:

05/23/2017

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Assignee:

Salih Faiq

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Primary Examiner:

DENNIS, MICHAEL DAVID

Attorney, Agent or Firm:

Kaufhold Dix Patent Law (P. O. BOX 89626 SIOUX FALLS SD 57109)

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6. A mathematical puzzle game comprising: a book having a plurality of pages; and a plurality of puzzles, each of said puzzles being printed on an associated one of said pages wherein each of said puzzles is configured to be selectively solved for entertainment purposes, each of said puzzles having a plurality of pre-determined numbers being printed thereon, each of said puzzles being configured to have selected numbers being written thereon such a sum of a pair of the selected numbers equals an adjacent one of said pre-determined numbers, each of said puzzles including a plurality of first squares, a plurality of second squares and a plurality of third squares, each of said first, second and third squares being arranged in a randomized grid, said plurality of pre-determined numbers including a set of first numbers and a set of second numbers, each of said first squares having a selected one of said first numbers being printed therein, each of said second squares having a selected one of said second numbers being printed therein, each of said third squares being configured to have a selected one of the selected numbers written therein, each of said first squares having a first condition requiring the sum of the selected numbers written in a pair of adjacent third squares being arranged linearly with respect to corresponding ones of said first squares to equal said first number in said corresponding first square, each of said second squares having a second condition requiring the sum of the selected numbers written in a pair of adjacent third squares being positioned on opposite sides of corresponding ones of said second squares to equal said second number in said corresponding second square.

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6. A mathematical puzzle game comprising: a book having a plurality of pages; and a plurality of puzzles, each of said puzzles being printed on an associated one of said pages wherein each of said puzzles is configured to be selectively solved for entertainment purposes, each of said puzzles having a plurality of pre-determined numbers being printed thereon, each of said puzzles being configured to have selected numbers being written thereon such a sum of a pair of the selected numbers equals an adjacent one of said pre-determined numbers, each of said puzzles including a plurality of first squares, a plurality of second squares and a plurality of third squares, each of said first, second and third squares being arranged in a randomized grid, said plurality of pre-determined numbers including a set of first numbers and a set of second numbers, each of said first squares having a selected one of said first numbers being printed therein, each of said second squares having a selected one of said second numbers being printed therein, each of said third squares being configured to have a selected one of the selected numbers written therein, each of said first squares having a first condition requiring the sum of the selected numbers written in a pair of adjacent third squares being arranged linearly with respect to corresponding ones of said first squares to equal said first number in said corresponding first square, each of said second squares having a second condition requiring the sum of the selected numbers written in a pair of adjacent third squares being positioned on opposite sides of corresponding ones of said second squares to equal said second number in said corresponding second square.

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The disclosure and prior art relates to puzzle devices and more particularly pertains to a new puzzle device for combining mathematics with puzzle strategy.

An embodiment of the disclosure meets the needs presented above by generally comprising a book that has a plurality of pages. Each of a plurality of puzzles is printed on an associated one of the pages and each of the puzzles is selectively solved for entertainment purposes. A plurality of pre-determined numbers is printed on each of the puzzles. Selected numbers are written on each of the puzzles such a sum of a pair of the selected numbers equals an adjacent one of the pre-determined numbers.

There has thus been outlined, rather broadly, the more important features of the disclosure in order that the detailed description thereof that follows may be better understood, and in order that the present contribution to the art may be better appreciated. There are additional features of the disclosure that will be described hereinafter and which will form the subject matter of the claims appended hereto.

The objects of the disclosure, along with the various features of novelty which characterize the disclosure, are pointed out with particularity in the claims annexed to and forming a part of this disclosure.

The disclosure will be better understood and objects other than those set forth above will become apparent when consideration is given to the following detailed description thereof. Such description makes reference to the annexed drawings wherein:

FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of a mathematical puzzle game according to an embodiment of the disclosure.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a puzzle of an embodiment of the disclosure.

With reference now to the drawings, and in particular to FIGS. 1 through 2 thereof, a new puzzle device embodying the principles and concepts of an embodiment of the disclosure and generally designated by the reference numeral **10** will be described.

As best illustrated in FIGS. 1 through 2, the mathematical puzzle game **10** generally comprises a book **12** that has a plurality of pages **14**. A plurality of puzzles **16** is printed on an associated one of the pages **14** and each of the puzzles **16** is selectively solved for entertainment purposes. Each of the puzzles **16** has a plurality of pre-determined numbers **18** that are printed thereon. Moreover, selected numbers **20** are selectively written on each of the puzzles **16** such a sum of a pair of the selected numbers **20** equals an adjacent one of the pre-determined numbers **18**. In this way each of the puzzles **16** is solved.

Each of the puzzles **16** includes a plurality of first squares **22**, a plurality of second squares **24** and a plurality of third squares **26**. Each of the first **22**, second **24** and third **26** squares is arranged in a randomized grid. Moreover, each of the first **22**, second **24** and third **26** squares may have a unique color with respect to each other. Each of the first squares **22** may have a blue color, each of said second squares **24** may have a yellow color and each of the third squares **26** may have a white color.

The plurality of pre-determined numbers **18** includes a set of first numbers **28** and a set of second numbers **30**. Each of the first **28** and second **30** sets of numbers may include numbers ranging between 1 and 9. Each of the first squares **22** has a selected one of the first numbers **28** printed therein and each of the second squares **24** has a selected one of the second numbers **30** printed therein. Additionally, a selected one of the selected numbers **20** is selectively written in each of the third squares **26**. The selected numbers **20** may include numbers ranging between 1 and 9. A selected number of the pre-determined numbers **18** and a selected number of the selected numbers **20** are pre-printed on each of the puzzles **16** to assist with beginning to solve each of the puzzles **16**. Moreover, some of the first squares **22** may be blank and some of the second squares **24** may be blank thusly increasing a difficulty of solving the associated puzzle **16**.

Each of the first squares **22** has a first condition. The first condition requires the sum of the selected numbers **20** written in a pair of adjacent third squares **26** that are arranged linearly with respect to corresponding ones of the first squares **22** to equal the first number **28** in the corresponding first square **22**. Moreover, the linear pair of third squares **26** may extend horizontally and vertically away from the corresponding first square **22**. Each of the second squares **24** has a second condition. The second condition requires the sum of the selected numbers **20** written in a pair of adjacent third squares **26** that are positioned on opposite sides of corresponding ones of the second squares **24** to equal the second number in the corresponding second square **24**. Additionally, the pair of adjacent third squares **26** with respect to the corresponding second square **24** may be horizontally and vertically oriented with respect to the corresponding second square **24**.

In use, each of the puzzles **16** is selectively solved for entertainment purposes. A selected number **20** is written in each of the third squares **26**. The selected number **20** in each of the third squares **26** is chosen to meet the first condition and the second condition. In this way each of the puzzles **16** requires mathematical analysis and numerical strategy to solve each of the puzzles **16**. The sum of the selected numbers **20** in the linear pair of third squares **26** with respect to the corresponding first square **22** must equal the pre-determined number in the corresponding first square **22**. The sum of the selected numbers **20** in the adjacent pair of third squares **26** with respect to the corresponding second square **24** must equal the pre-determined number in the corresponding second square **24**.

With respect to the above description then, it is to be realized that the optimum dimensional relationships for the parts of an embodiment enabled by the disclosure, to include variations in size, materials, shape, form, function and manner of operation, assembly and use, are deemed readily apparent and obvious to one skilled in the art, and all equivalent relationships to those illustrated in the drawings and described in the specification are intended to be encompassed by an embodiment of the disclosure.

Therefore, the foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the disclosure. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the disclosure to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the disclosure. In this patent document, the word “comprising” is used in its non-limiting sense to mean that items following the word are included, but items not specifically mentioned are not excluded. A reference to an element by the indefinite article “a” does not exclude the possibility that more than one of the element is present, unless the context clearly requires that there be only one of the elements.