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Having been given the lengths, a and b, of two straight lines drawn from the acute angles of a right triangle to the middle of the opposite sides, determine the lengths of those sides.

Explain the geometric basis of "completing the square," the original method of solving quadratic equations, to your students.
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 comprehensive history of trigonometry from ancient times to the Renaissance.
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.
The eleventh International Congress on Mathematical Education will meet in Monterrey, Mexico from July 6 to July 13, 2008.
This book explores the history of mathematics from the perspective of the creative tension between common sense and the "impossible" as the author follows the discovery or invention of new concepts that have marked mathematical progress.


A wonderful book about the square root of 2, beginning with the search for the side of a square double a given square.
A collection of articles about historical and contemporary women in mathematics.
A merchant woman buys and sells apples and pears for Denaros. How much did she invest in apples; how much in pears?

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