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Determine the different values of x, when a certain function hits a minimum.
Suppose General [George] Washington had 800 men and was supplied with provisions to last 2 months but he needed to feed his army for 7 months.
A translation of and commentary on Frans van Schooten's work on constructions using only a straightedge. Van Schooten's postulates for use of the straightedge, however, allow the copying of one line segment onto another.
The cavity of our chimney is an upright parallelepiped, the diagonal of whose base is 60"; and the height of the lower side of the lintel above the plane of the floor is 40".
A man bought a number of sheep for $225; 10 of them having died, he sold 4/5 of the remainder for the same cost and received $150 for them. How many did he buy?
The author presents five modules based on mathematics from medieval Islamic cultures for use in a variety of high school and college mathematics courses.
Two travelers, starting at the same time from the same point, travel in opposite directions round a circular railway.
Find the two numbers such that multiplying one by the other makes 8 and the sum of their squares is 27

This book describes some of the so-called temple geometry problems that Japanese mathematicians posed and solved beginning in the seventeenth century.

Find two number with sum 20 and when squared their sum is 208.

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