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The king of France entered into a battle and was defeated. How many soldiers did he have before he was defeated?
A two door gate of unknown width is opened so that a 2 inch gap exists between the two doors.
As for a square piece of land that amounts to 100 square cubits, if it is said to you, "Cause it to make a piece of land that amounts to 100 square cubits that is round," what is the required diameter?
There is a right triangle where: the sum of the upright multiplied by itself twice and the hypotenuse multiplied by itself is 700 units; and, the sum of the base multiplied by itself twice and the hypotenuse multiplied by itself is 900 units.
The movie Agora, about the mathematician Hypatia of Alexandria (c. 400 AD), is spectacular and intriguing but Hypatia should be portrayed as the hero she was.
A gallery of episodes from the history of calculus.
If I were to give 7 pennies to each beggar at my door, I would have 24 pennies left in my purse. How many beggars are there and how much money do I have?
A gentleman has a garden of rectangular form and wants to construct a walk of equal width half way round to take up half the garden. What must be the width of this walk?
How much does Landowner A give to each worker knowing Landowner B gives a certain amount more and has few workers.
A section of a much larger website, dealing with some random topics in the history of mathematics.

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