A well-known puzzle involving the repeated flying of a swallow between two cyclists is extended to investigate the effect of nonuniform speeds. The resulting generalizations provide examples that can be used in the context of the teaching aspects of the manipulation of infinite series, including the use of telescoping sums and products.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology|
|Early online date||18 Oct 2021|
|Publication status||Published online - 18 Oct 2021|
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- Recreational mathematics
- infinite series