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One says that 10 garments were purchased by two men at a price of 72 dirhams. The garments varied in value. The price of each garment of one man is 3 dirhams more than the price for each garment of the other. How many garments did each man buy?
A biography stressing Agnesi's deep commitment to help those in need.
Given four numbers whose sum is 9900; the second exceeds the first by 1/7 of the first...
There is a mound of earth in the shape of a frustum of a cone.
Now a good horse and an inferior horse set out from Chang'an to Qi. Qi is 3000 li from Chang'an.
In his analysis of volumes of wine barrels, Kepler used ideas that would become important in differential and integral calculus. Use this article's animated visual imagery to help share Kepler's ideas with your students.
A father wills his estate valued at $40, 000 to his three children. Before the settlement one of the children dies. What should the other two receive?
There are four winners of the HOMSIGMAA Student Paper Contest for 2008. The papers may be accessed here.
Imagine an urn with two balls, each of which may be either white or black. One of these balls is drawn and is put back before a new one is drawn.