These puzzles appeared in Issue 03 of the magazine.
You start at A and are allowed to move either to the right or upwards.
How many different routes are there to get from A to B?
Source: Thinking Mathematically by John Mason, Leone Burton & Kaye Stacey
It was once claimed that there are 204 squares on a chessboard. Can you justify this claim?
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