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A wooden log is encased in a wall. If we cut part of the wall away to a depth of 1 inch...
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 comprehensive history of trigonometry from ancient times to the Renaissance.
The king of France entered into a battle and was defeated. How many soldiers did he have before he was defeated?
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".
As for a square piece of land that amounts to 100 square cubits, if it is said to you, "Cause it to make a piece of land that amounts to 100 square cubits that is round," what is the required diameter?
There is a four-sided field whose eastern side measures 35 paces, its western side 45 paces, its southern side 25 paces and its northern side 15 paces. Find the area of this field.
A general mathematics website with much information on the history of mathematics.
Find two number with sum 20 and when squared their sum is 208.
Subtitled How an Ancient Brotherhood Cracked the Code of the Universe and Lit the Path from Antiquity to Outer Space, this is a book of entertaining stories more so than scholarly research.