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The authors provide an analysis and English translation of the argument by a little known French mathematician that calculus should be based on series rather than on infinitesimals.

Two men start walking at the same time and travel a distance. One is walking faster and completes the journey sooner. How fast did each man travel?
A wooden log is encased in a wall. If we cut part of the wall away to a depth of 1 inch...
Two wine merchants enter Paris, one of them with 64 casks of wine, the other with 20.
A father left $20,000 to be divided among his four sons ages 6, 8, 10, and 12 years respectively so that each share placed at 4 1/2 compounded interest should amount to the same value when its possessor becomes the age 21.
A lady has two silver cups, and only one cover for both. The first cup weighs 16 oz, and when it is covered it weighs 3 times as much as the second cup; but when the second cup is covered, it weighs 4 times as much as the first.
A collection of articles on using the history of mathematics of the past 200 years in the undergraduate classroom.
An English translation of Eratosthenes' Geography, which includes "On the Measurement of the Earth."
A translation of one of the earliest European mathematical texts to use the Hindu-Arabic number system.
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.

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