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There are two columns in the ruins of Persepolis left standing upright; one is 70 ft. above the plane, and the other 50 ft;
Portraits of 92 living mathematicians, with autobiographical comments.
X, Y and Z hired a pasture for the season for $90.00. Each has a different number of mules and are on the pasture for a different number of days. How much is each to pay?

A collection of images of historical texts and tools to share with your students

Convergence Advisory Board 2004-2009

This book demonstrates the relationship between the mathematics in some recently discovered Babylonian tablets and some standard problems from Egyptian mathematics.

The three sides of a triangular piece of land, taken in order, measure 15, 10, and 13 chains respectively.
If a ball 6 inches in diameter weighs 32 lbs, what will be the weight of a ball 3 inches in diameter?

The author constructs a possible mathematical path from the ancient Babylonians to Pythagoras, Euclid, and the ancient Greeks.

A discussion not only of the mathematics of pi, but of its applications through the centuries.