A vessel is anchored in 3 fathoms of water and the cable passes over a sheave in the bowspirt which is 6 ft above the water.

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In a right triangle, the hypotenuse is 9.434 and the sum of the sides around the right angle is 13. Find the lengths of the sides around the right angle.

A man, woman, and two boys desire to cross a river, but their boat has weight restrictions!

The paperback reprint of this large collection of articles by experts on all aspects of the history and philosophy of mathematics.

Posters illustrating mathematics concepts in such places as China, Japan, India, and the Americas.

Review of a book that suggests that the accepted historical chronology is fundamentally flawed.

The author became fascinated with the mysterious role of √-1 in electronics. Turning to history for insight, he brings the perspectives of both a practical man and a scholar in conveying the enchantment of mathematics for a non-mathematician.

Here is the title page of part I of the General Trattato di Numeri (General Treatise on Number and Measure) (1556) of Niccolo Tartaglia (1500-1557). This is an extensive work on elementary mathematics that was popular in Italy for several decades after its publication.

A railway train strikes a snowdrift which creates a constant resistance. How long does it take the snow to stop the train?

The story of the negative numbers