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Delving Deeper
Delving Deeper: Twists on the Tower of Hanoi

James Metz; Edited by Maurice Burke, J. Kevin Colligan, Maria Fung, and Jeffrey J. Wanko 

May 2014, Volume 107, Issue 9, Page 712

Abstract:
The author considers the effects of two or more different colored disks on the number of necessary moves in this well-known puzzle. Counting and combinatorics as well as the binary number system are some of the mathematics involved.

Keywords:
Article
Grades 9-12
Games / Puzzles
Teacher
Manipulatives
Sequences / Series
Number Theory