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A survey of the famous Konigsberg Bridge Problem and its connection to graph theory, by an undergraduate student

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

Determine the greatest cylinder that can be inscribed in a given cone.
There is a tree with 100 branches. How many nests, eggs and birds are there?
A man went to a draper and bought a length of cloth 35 braccia long to make a suit of clothes.
A listing of the history sessions at the 2008 Joint Mathematics meetings in San Diego, January 4-9, 2008.
If 12 cattle eat up 3 1/3 acres of meadow in 4 weeks and 21 cattle eat up 10 acres of exactly similar meadow in 9 weeks, how many cattle shall eat up 36 acres in 18 weeks? (Hint: The grass continues to grow.)
The cost per hour of running a certain steamboat is proportional to the cube of its velocity in still water. At what speed should it be run to make a trip up stream against a four-mile current most economically?
Boyer's classic text, as revised by Uta Merzbach, is still worth having.
The authors provide descriptions of Maya calendar systems, photos of artifacts, examples of calendar conversions, and exercises for classroom use.