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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 man is walking across a bridge, when a boat passes under the bridge.How rapidly are the boat and the pedestrian separating after the boat passes under the bridge?
This resource consists of a series of 61 worksheets, each focused on a particular problem and related to a particular historical mathematical personality.
A certain bishop ordered that 12 loaves be divided among his clergy.
Having been given the perimeter and perpendicular of a right angled triangle, it is required to find the triangle.
History of Maya calendars, including the modified base 20 number system used in them
A set of four congruent circles whose centers form a square is inscribed in a right triangle ABC where C is the right angle and serves as one corner of the square. Find their radius in terms of the sides; a,b,c, of the triangle.
This is from a letter of June, 1695 in which Leibniz is discussing differentiation with Johann Bernoulli. The work in which these letters appear is the Virorum Celeberr. Got. Gul. Leibnitii et Johann Bernoulli Commercium Philosophicum et Mathematica, originally published in 1740.
This collection of readings gives details on the history of mathematics education in the U.S. from 1828 to 1959.
This is a collection of plates that Leonardo da Vinci created to illustrate De divina proportione of Luca Pacioli.