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A four-sided town measures 1100 feet on one side and 1000 feet on the other side, on one edge 600 and the other edge 600.
What is the sum of the following series, carried to infinity: 11, 11/7, 11/49, etc.?
Portraits of 92 living mathematicians, with autobiographical comments.
Eratosthenes' measurement of the earth, in a form that's easy for teachers to use in the classroom.
Two excellent volumes on Euler in honor of his three hundredth birthday
The author takes us on a historical tour of mathematics through postage stamps of the world that display mathematicians and mathematics.
A person has a circular yard that is 150 ft. in diameter, and wishes a walk of equal width made round it within the fence...
Two merchants, A and B, loaded a ship with 500 hhds (hogshead) of rum; A loaded 350 hhds, and B the rest; in a storm the seamen were obliged to throw overboard 100 hhds; how much must each sustain of the loss?

The author constructs a possible mathematical path from the ancient Babylonians to Pythagoras, Euclid, and the ancient Greeks.

An interesting problem from Banneker's notebook as well as other problems to use with students.

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