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A barrel has various holes in it. The fist hole empties the barrel in three days...
The answer to the following question is obtained using as optimum strategy-the farmer is getting the "best deal" possible. Can you figure out the solution strategy?...
A man agreed to pay for 13 valuable houses worth $5000 each, what the last would amount to, reckoning 7 cents for the first, 4 times 7 cents for the second, and so on, increasing the price 4 times on each to the last.

A study of the solution of quartic equations in Cardano's Ars Magna and in the work of Euler and Descartes.

The history of the four color problem with sketches of the attempted proofs in the nineteenth century and an outline of the computer proof of the twentieth century.
This meeting will take place at the MAA Carriage House in Washington, DC on April 19, 2008.
A wooden log is encased in a wall. If we cut part of the wall away to a depth of 1 inch...
A square walled city measures 10 li on each side. At the center of each side is a gate. Two persons start walking from the center of the city.
Given a right triangle where you know the length of the base and the sum of the perpendicular side and the hypotenuse.

Download the three winning essays to learn about medieval Islamic dust boards, Old Babylonian similarity, and the Fermat Problem.