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Given: a circle with an inscribed equilateral triangle. The triangle has an area of 12 square units. What is the area of the circle?
Images from a 16th century text about the astrolabe and its uses
A man died leaving 3 sons, to whom he bequeathed his estate in the following manner: to the eldest he gave 184 dollars; to the second 155 dollars and to the third 96 dollars;
A new sourcebook containing the works in their original form along with a translation and a brief commentary.
There are two numbers whose sum equals the difference of their squares.
A biography of Arthur Cayley, the outstanding mathematician of Victorian Britain.
The symposium this year will discuss Gauss's Disquisitiones Arithmeticae.
Given a guest on horseback rides 300 li in a day. The guest leaves his clothes behind. The host discovers them after 1/3 day, and he starts out with the clothes.
A certain man had in his trade four weights with which he could weigh integral pounds from one up to 40. How many pounds was each weight?
This resource consists of a series of 61 worksheets, each focused on a particular problem and related to a particular historical mathematical personality.