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A creative expression combining text, design and illustrations, originally designed for the International Congress of Mathematicians in Madrid.
Find a number having remainder 29 when divided by 30 and remainder 3 when divided by 4.
Instructions that apply to Convergence but not necessarily to other areas of Loci
A bridge is built across a river in 6 months by 45 men. It is washed away by the current. Required the number of workmen sufficient to build another of twice as much worth in 4 months.
Two persons sat down to play for a certain sum of money; and agree that the first who gets three games shall be the winner. After a few games they resolve to divide the stakes. How much should each person receive?
A survey of techniques of minimizing and maximizing over the centuries.
Given two circles tangent to each other and to a common line, determine a relationship between the radii and the distance between the tangent points.
What number which being increased by 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4 of itself, the sum shall be 75?
A collection of the Kenneth May lectures in the history of mathematics given at meetings of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics.
In this fascinating and accessible book, the author devotes one lively, informative page of description and one striking, full-page illustration to each of 250 milestones in mathematics.