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Images from Frans van Schooten's 1659 edition of The Geometry of Rene Descartes

The sum of two numbers is 10 and their product is 40. What are the numbers?
Determine the greatest cylinder that can be inscribed in a given cone.
A ladder is placed perpendicular to the plane of the horizon, and in coincidence with the plane of an upright wall.
A teacher agreed to teach 9 months for $562.50 and his board. At the end of the term, on account of two months absence caused by sickness, he received only $409.50. What was his board worth per month?

A comparison of the Greek and Chinese approach to the idea of similarity.

There is a fish whose body weighs 8oz. Tell me how much the whole fish weighs?
A seminar of faculty from colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area, meeting monthly at Villanova University.
The author presents five modules based on mathematics from medieval Islamic cultures for use in a variety of high school and college mathematics courses.
One says that 10 garments were purchased by two men at a price of 72 dirhams. The garments varied in value. The price of each garment of one man is 3 dirhams more than the price for each garment of the other. How many garments did each man buy?

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