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The radius of a circle is 3.20 meters. Compute to within .001m the areas of the inscribed and circumscribed equilateral triangles.
A square circumscribed about a given circle is double in area to a square inscribed in the same circle. True of false? Prove your answer.

The authors provide an analysis and English translation of the argument by a little known French mathematician that calculus should be based on series rather than on infinitesimals.

Two wine merchants enter Paris, one of them with 64 casks of wine, the other with 20.
A translation from the original Greek of a manuscript on magic squares by the Byzantine scholar Manuel Moschopoulos, written about 1315
There is a number which when divided by 2, or 3, or 4, or 5, or 6 always has a remainder of 1 and is truly divisible by 7. It is sought what is the number?
A cat sitting on a wall 4 cubits high saw a rat prowling 8 cubits from the foot of the wall;
A bridge is built across a river in 6 months by 45 men. It is washed away by the current. Required the number of workmen sufficient to build another of twice as much worth in 4 months.
A discussion of aspects of Leonardo of Pisa's Book of Squares.
A survey of techniques of minimizing and maximizing over the centuries.

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