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A copper water tank in the form of a rectangular parallelopiped is to made. If its length is to be a times its breadth, how high should it be that for a given capacity it should cost as little as possible?
The authors makes the case for Leonardo da Vinci as the first modern scientist, as he discussed Leonardo's mathematics and science.
A collection of illustrations of Inca quipus, with references to their earliest descriptions.
Original source material from seventeen mathematicians, with commentary by Stephen Hawking.
A powerful, unvanquished, excellent black snake, 80 angulas in length, enters into a hole at the rate of 7 1/2 angulas in 5/14 of a day, and in the course of a day its tail grows 11/4 of an angula.
Wanting to know the breadth of a river, I measured a base of 500 yards in a straight line close by one side of it.
In baking a hemispherical loaf of bread of 10" radius, the crust was everywhere of an equal thickness, and the solidity of the crust was equal to half the solid content of the whole loaf. What were the dimensions of the interior soft part?
This meeting will take place at the MAA Carriage House in Washington, DC on April 19, 2008.
In a forest, a number of apes equal in number to the square of 1/8 of the total number of apes are noisy. The remaining 12 apes are on a nearby hill irritated. What is the total number of apes in the pack?

A study of the solution of quartic equations in Cardano's Ars Magna and in the work of Euler and Descartes.