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In a forest, a number of apes equal in number to the square of 1/8 of the total number of apes are noisy. The remaining 12 apes are on a nearby hill irritated. What is the total number of apes in the pack?
A survey of early theories of planetary motion, with dynamic figures to help in understanding these motions.
Given a wooden log of diameter 2 feet 5 inches from which a 7 inch thick board is to be cut, what is the maximum possible width of the board?
Dynamic geometry software is used to demonstrate early Greek attempts at the trisection of an angle and the squaring of a circle.
A highly recommended new book on the history and applications of pi.
There are two numbers whose sum equals the difference of their squares.
A biography of Arthur Cayley, the outstanding mathematician of Victorian Britain.
Page 4: Images of Jose Barria, Paul Halmos, Robert Bartle, Marshall Stone, Hyman Bass, and Joseph Bastian from the Halmos snapshot collection
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?
This is the title page of the 1599 edition of the Rechenbuch of Simon Jacob (d. 1564), a Rechenmeister of the sixteenth century. This was a commercial arithmetic text, in which the basic laws of arithmetic were applied to many practical problems.

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