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Arithmos seminars are 24-hour workshops on the classics of mathematics, read in the original, or in a scholarly English translation.
A man has four creditors. To the first he owes 624 ducats; to the second, 546; to the third, 492; and to the fourth 368.
Given a wooden log of diameter 2 feet 5 inches from which a 7 inch thick board is to be cut, what is the maximum possible width of the board?
Cantor's work on Fourier series provides historical motivation for the study of point-set topology.
A rifle ball is fired through a three-inch plank, the resistance of which causes an unknown constant retardation of its velocity.
Page from the table of contents of Robert Recorde's The Grounde of Artes (1543) in which is outlined the first dialogue. This dialogue deals with some of the elements of arithmetic, including the basic operations and the use of the rule of three (or the Golden rule).
Two bicyclists travel in opposite directions around a quarter-mile track and meet every 22 seconds. When they travel in the same direction on this track, the faster passes the slower once every 3 minutes and 40 seconds. Find the rate of each rider
A number of 3 digits in base 7 has the same three digits...
Now there is a wall 5 feet thick and two rats tunnel from opposite sides.
We sadly announce the untimely death of one of Convergence's editorial board members.