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A certain bishop ordered that 12 loaves be divided among his clergy.
Two persons sat down to play for a certain sum of money; and agree that the first who gets three games shall be the winner. After a few games they resolve to divide the stakes. How much should each person receive?

How Euler resolved the paradox first noted by Maclaurin that nine points should determine a curve of order three, yet two such curves can intersect in nine points

Given two circles tangent to each other and to a common line, determine a relationship between the radii and the distance between the tangent points.
Two pages from a 1650 manuscript of the Lilavati of Bhaskara II (1114-1185). The second photo is an illustration of the Pythagorean Theorem.
In a square box that contains 1000 marbles, how many will it take to reach across the bottom of the box in a straight row?
This is a collection of plates that Leonardo da Vinci created to illustrate De divina proportione of Luca Pacioli.
A fellow said that when he counted his nuts by twos, threes, fours, fives and sixes, there was still one left over; but when he counted them by sevens they came out even. How many did he have?
Now there are three sisters who leave home together.
A merchant woman buys and sells apples and pears for Denaros. How much did she invest in apples; how much in pears?

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