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A copper water tank in the form of a rectangular parallelopiped is to made. If its length is to be a times its breadth, how high should it be that for a given capacity it should cost as little as possible?
A number is required; that the square shall be equal to twice the cube.
A five-volume set of biographies of mathematicians from ancient times to the twentieth century, aimed at secondary students.
Two officers each have a company of men, the one has 40 less than the other.
In his analysis of volumes of wine barrels, Kepler used ideas that would become important in differential and integral calculus. Use this article's animated visual imagery to help share Kepler's ideas with your students.
A general formed his men into a square, that is, an equal number in rank and file, and he found that he had an excess of 59 men.
An old Chinese general led his army to a river with a steep bank. Standing atop the bank, he held a stick 6 feet long perpendicular to himself.
There are four winners of the HOMSIGMAA Student Paper Contest for 2008. The papers may be accessed here.
The sum of two numbers is 10 and their product is 40. What are the numbers?
This meeting of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics takes place in Vancouver, BC, in association with the 2008 Canadian Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences