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A gentleman has bought a rectangular piece of land whose perimeter is to be 100 rods; and he is to pay 1 dollar for each rod in the length of the land and 3 dollars for each rod in the breath of the land.
The Ohio Section Short Course will consider the use of original sources in teaching mathematics.
The square of a certain number multiplied by itself and by 200 is 446,976. What is the number?
Paul Halmos Photograph Collection, page 2: Arveson, Aschbacher, Askey, Lininger, Atiyah, Doob
A wooden beam is stood vertically against a wall. The length of the beam is 30 units.
This is the title page to Rene Descartes' Treatise on Method, with its three famous essays on Dioptrics, Meteorology, and Geometry. The third essay contains Descartes' treatment of analytic geometry as well as his theory of equations and his rule for finding the normal to a given curve.
There is a round fish pond of certain dimensions, and into the pond is dropped a marble column. How high will the water rise?
Given a door and a measuring rod of unknown dimensions, the rod is used to measure the door.
A certain man says that he can weigh any amount from 1 to 40 pounds using only 4 weights. What size must they be?
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.

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